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Id Kah Mosque

Jiefang North Road, Kashi 844500, China
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Ranked #6 of 28 Attractions in Kashi
Type: Religious Sites
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

the area around the mosque with all the shops and the market in front of it are much more iteresting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

In a region where Uighur heritage is being "disneyfied" by the majority Han population, visiting this mosque is one opportunity to be supportive of the local population. Though the facility itself does not match the incredible mosques of other regions outside China, it is the largest in China. Also, there is a magnificent silk rug hanging on the wall that... More

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horsham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is just an older mosque in the town. Surprisingly we had to pay to enter as I thought that was against Islamic teachings. The area around is good including the street markets

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McLean, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The mosque total area only 20 minutes to walk through as the gardens are bigger than the mosque is. The handicraft streets around the mosque are interesting. The craftsmen seemed to be divided into sections such that you have the tailors, bakers, barbers, musical instrument shops etc all grouped together. The cloth and clothing market across from the Mosque and... More

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This will make your trip inside the mosque (and all other parts of Kashgar) much more worthwhile. They can tell you stories like during the Cultural Revolution the Red Guard tried to defame the mosque by having pigs run through the grounds only no one there had seen a pig before. Without a guide I would have gotten so little... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Nothing to see inside. We paid for tickets and were expecting something, we've been to mosques before. The plaza outside is much more interesting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Great area to see what is happening in the city. Night market across the street. Handicraft street is behind the mosque. Very busy area. Lots of families.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

You can walk through the gate and see the inner courtyard (if it's not praying time), but you really don't need to go past the ticket booth and pay the entrance fee. There's nothing to see here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

just walking the exterior. The interior is totally forgettable unless you have never seen the inside of a mosque. The action is on the outside. Catch it on a Friday. Dress appropriately, male or female.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Hard to miss if you are in Kashgar - a look from the outside is sufficient although the grounds are peaceful outside of prayer times. The activity and area around the mosque is very good with interesting architecture leading up to the 'handicraft street' and the ice cream shop on the right (as you face the mosque - nearby the... More

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