Central Harbin Walking Tour

Explore famous sites, learn about Harbin’s history, and snack on some of Harbin’s specialty foods.

Start out by visiting the Saint Sophia Church, a Russian Orthodox church built in 1907. Admire the church’s architecture before learning about Harbin’s history in the church’s museum. Since the museum lacks English captioning for most of it’s photos, we will act as your translators, introducing you to Harbin’s history.

From Saint Sophia, we will visit a local food market, where we will browse stalls of breads, fruits, snacks, and local specialties, sampling things along the way. Next, we will walk to Central Street (Zhongyang Dajie), a pedestrian street lined with historical buildings, restaurants and shops. As we stroll down Central Street, we’ll guide you through the stories behind it’s historical buildings, stopping along the way to warm up with some of Harbin’s tastiest specialty snacks.

After exploring Central Street, we’ll warm up with a hot meal of Chun Bing, crepe-like pancakes that you can fill with anything you choose, including vegetables, eggs, meat and tofu. A Northeast Chinese specialty!


  • Private Tour
  • Visit Saint Sophia Church, a red-brick Russian Orthodox Church
  • Explore the historic architecture of Central Street, Harbin’s beautiful pedestrian street
  • Visit a local food market and snack on Kao Leng Mian, a local specialty noodle dish
  • Browse the stores along Central Street selling Russian imports and souvenirs
  • Sample some of Harbin’s tastiest local specialties from the places locals go
  • Enjoy a meal of Northeast China’s specialty Chun Bing, a crepe-like pancake filled with meat, eggs, vegetables and tofu of your choice


4 hours


  • 600 RMB per person
  • Children under 1.2 meters: 300 RMB
  • Children under 3 years: Free
  • Combine with one of our other tours and save 100 RMB per person!

What’s Included:

  • Two guides–a Harbin native and an American expat. Local perspective with no language barrier!
  • All entrance tickets
  • A sampling of traditional local snacks
  • A delicious meal of Chun Bing, a local specialty

What to Bring:

  • Warm clothes in winter! Harbin gets COLD. We’ll be outside most of the time, so make sure you’re bundled up so you can fully enjoy this walking tour
  • Money to shop at the stores along Central Street, or participate in ice activities on the Songhua River

How to Sign Up:

Email us at exploreharbin@outlook.com.  Let us know when you want to go and how many people are in your group and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours!

Want to explore more of Harbin? Combine the Central Harbin Walking Tour with one of our other tours and save 100 RMB!

Saint Sophia

Saint Sophia Church

food market

Explore the stalls and sample the food at a local food market

Central Stret

Central Street on a winter evening

food market

Sample local specialties along Central Street

food market

Kao Leng Mian, a local specialty noodle, and one of our favorites