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Address: No.5 Jiulou Lane, Daxi Street, Urban Area, Datong 037004, China
Phone Number: 0352-2067337
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Most ancient mosque in China. Or so.

A plaque says that there's a mosque tradition in Datong going back to 628 AD. That seems unbelievable, but let's believe it and credit this Muslim community, if not the exact... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Xi'an, China
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stopped by The Grand Mosque whilst I was exploring Datong on foot. I had read there was a mosque and had it on my list of things to see however stumbled upon it by accident looking for coffee. The entry cost is 10 Yuan. I was there around an hour wandering the grounds. All of the buildings in the... More 

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City of San Marino, San Marino
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A plaque says that there's a mosque tradition in Datong going back to 628 AD. That seems unbelievable, but let's believe it and credit this Muslim community, if not the exact place, to be one the most ancient in all China. The existing buindings are much more recent, obviously, and in the style of any other Chinese temple compound. The... More 

Thank PUB50
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43 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Even if it's more obvious that it's a Mosquee than the one in Xi'An, it's still in a very Chinese way The best parts are visible from outside

Thank LaupomHK
Auckland, New Zealand
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617 reviews
444 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

In the centre of the walled part of Datong it is a very pleasant Mosque with lovely gardens and well set out. Quite an important Mosque in the town, you don't need much time here.

Thank Chris101111
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60 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Not very different in layout from the Buddhist temples, it is however a Mosque with all the essentials of a mosque. A very particular one though. The staff are very helpful and a pleasure to deal with.

Thank Arthur F
Suzhou, China
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28 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Here is a very nice and traditional wall! ... nothing more ... and a souvenirs shop. Do not expect any other attraction there.

Thank LudovicRoux
Shanghai, China
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812 reviews
465 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

At the time of writing, the Datong Old Town was undergoing massive restorations. The city has undertaken the mammoth project of rebuilding its ancient city walls from scratch, and its main temples have had (over-zealous) facelifts. One less publicized project is the restoration of Datong's historic mosque. The mosque was closed during our visit as a new plaza is being... More 

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