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Muslim Quarter

West of Bell Drum Towers Square , Beilin District, Xi'an 710000, China
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Ranked #7 of 247 Attractions in Xi'an
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Calgary
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78 reviews 78 reviews
36 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Very different Muslim experience from Egypt or Turkey. Women wear Habib but are not completely covered. Muslim music playing and Middle Eastern food vendors at street kiosks. Very different mosque as well. You can't go inside but you can walk through the courtyards up to the mosque itself. Women do not have to cover up at this mosque. Also close... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Worth a visit.We were assaulted by different smells and foods. Lots of things to see and buy.Had a very nice restful coffee and tea at Jesse's Coffee shop by the Mosque.English spoken here. A different part of China.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

So many different things to buy and eat...cheapest souvenirs in town! Fun street food...if you can't eat it you can always say "EWWW" :) Crowded after 7PM...try to go earlier, but the nighttime is very colorful too!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I loved this area. I have not experienced anything like it. Don't be shy about jumping into one of the local restaurants and trying the food. I had some of the best food visiting the Muslim Quarter. If you love to people watch, see local culture in action and eat good food and/or treats, go.

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Oachira, India
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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is a different kind of market experience... This market include many things you want.. Must visit this.. mainly food. You can see the preparation of that live... Must visit this market path and the shops also... Have some good Xian food items... And enjoy...

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Xi'an
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Muslim Quarter has some of the best food you'll find in Xi'an. There are some amazing restaurants around, but be sure to leave the 'main' street and explore a bit. The ones on the main roads are too expensive and mostly all have the same cuisine. There are also numerous stalls to buy snacks. The fried squid is excellent. The... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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208 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had to walk through this area in order to get to the Mosque. Walking along very narrow passages, we took great care to protect our personal belongings, mainly because of the close contact with crowds of people, and the fear of pickpockets. The shops and stalls have a fascinating collection of goods for sale, although our guide warned us... More

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Nice place for an evening walk, got many nice street food and stalls. You give a feel of the typical street in most China cities

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I love this street. I've already been there two days and haven't fully explore the whole area yet. The street food are excellent. Do not eat too much. Just try a bit here and there else you'll be too full to try the others good food. Definitely will miss out a lot then. There are many souvenirs all around. Most... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We visited as a group and were quickly dispersed! The market is vibrant and busy but we did not eat in the restaurant our guide took us to. The walk through turned me off in regard to hygiene, but the cigarette smoke filled room we were expected to eat in, was the last straw as my son has asthma. we... More

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