Top Historical Places in Harbin

Are you looking to explore the history of Harbin through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Harbin including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Harbin. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Harbin ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Harbin, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Harbin for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Harbin with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Harbin Flood Control Memorial Tower

    Landmark, Memorial, Tower

    Located in Stalin Park, right across the Zhongyang Street, the tower stands to commemorate the victory over a tragic event in Harbin. When Harbin was attacked by flood in 1957, the water levels rose to 120 meters above sea level. With the lives and properties of the people in danger, many of them worked day and night on the river bank to extend it. Finally the flood receded and the next year th...Read more
  2. Harbin Confucian Temple

    Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site, Architecture

    Built to honour one of the greatest spiritual masters of the country and even the world, ‘Confucius’. The temple area is a grand 5,674 sq metres wide inside an even bigger temple grounds which is about 25000 sq metres. Being the largest of its kind in Northeast China, the temple’s architecture resembles that of the typical Qing dynasty. Its traditional curved roofs are covered...Read more
  3. Harbin Sacred Heart Of Jesus Cathedral

    Church, Architecture , Picnic Spot, Cathedral

    In the early 20th century during the construction of the historic China Eastern Railway more than 3000 Polish immigrants came to Harbin to work. Along with its work they raised money to build a church and managed to finish it in 1907. It faced abolition during the Cultural Revolution and was later re-built in 2004. Although not as famous as the St. Sophia this Russian Orthodox Church is the big...Read more
  4. Sophia Church And Square

    Church, Religious Site, Monument, Architecture

    One of the most magnificent monuments in Harbin, The Sophia Church is almost a century old. It was built by the Russians in 1923 after their defeat in the Russo Japanese War and was completed about 9 years later. The architecture is distinctively Neo Byzantine, with its traditional Onion shaped green dome. The church and the square area it lies on resembles that of Red square in Moscow. The chu...Read more
  5. Saint Sophia Cathedral In Harbin

    Religious Site, Cathedral

    The Saint Sophia Cathedral In Harbin is also known as the Cathedral of the Holy Wisdom of God and was a Russian Orthodox Church in Daoli. Standing 175 feet tall, the church sprawls over 721 square metres of area in the shape of a cross. Built in 1932, the Saint Sophia Cathedral In Harbin boasts of Neo-Byzantine architecture with its massive green dome with a sharp tip. If you visit the church c...Read more