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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, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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112 reviews 112 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This sacred site is the tomb of Apak Hoja. It was built in 1640. It reveals the Islamic influence in the region that still endures. Its timelessness lends itself to intriguing photo ops and interesting historical revelations

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I liked it a lot probably for the exact same reason others find it uninteresting. It's not a posh place of worship but a very functional one. Built in 1442, it is the largest mosque in China and it can accommodate up to 20,000 people. The square in front of the mosque is open and huge, I can't imagine the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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111 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

As Mosque go it is just an average mosque BUT it is the place where the local Uighur people come to pray who are being swamped by the Han People. There many shops and cafes surrounding the Mosque for eating and getting a tea or coffee

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

we were there at Eid el Adha, and watched thousands of Uyghur people pray for the Eid prayer. It was impressive. After the prayer there was some music and dancing in the square. The mosque is remarkably simple, being the most important mosque in Kashgar.

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Doha, Qatar
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21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

i went there to pray, it was great exciting to pray there, and hall was full of people on the Friday, it is very famous in Kashgar, and to find.

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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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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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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