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Id Kah Mosque

Address: Jiefang North Road, Kashi 844500, China
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Ranked #5 of 40 things to do in Kashi
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Urumqi, China
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88 reviews 88 reviews
70 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

If there is one thing to see in Kashgar, it's the Id Kah mosque. It represents so much of the history of the Uyghur people and this city. I didn't go inside (as a friend told me it's the same as any other mosque), but instead visited the square, took photos, and went shopping at the bazaar across the street... More 

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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62 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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28 helpful votes 28 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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178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
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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Chengdu
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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23 helpful votes 23 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
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7 helpful votes 7 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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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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