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Xi'an Mosque

Huajue Alley, Xincheng District, Xi'an 710043, China
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Ranked #11 of 240 Attractions in Xi'an
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Dating back to the Ming period, this mosque features inner courtyards that bear more of a resemblance to a Chinese temple.

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Ancona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

A very unusual mosque, but difficult to follow the historical details. It is used, and interesting people can be seen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The Mosque is a blend of traditional Chinese and islamic architecture,is located in beautiful garden. Its construction started in 742 the first year of Tianbao period of the Tang dynasty and additions were made during the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties to make it an ancient architectura complex - covering 13,000 square metres. The mosque is a key national... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This mosque is really different from the usual muslim mosque that I've seen anywhere else. Don't just walk through the centre, take time to check-out the buildings at the side. One will find Arabic cravings on walls with apples. One can be found on the way to the wash room. Another is ceramic coloured kaaba mounted on the wall.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

It's an interesting, winding walk to the Mosque via the Muslim neighborhood. Without a guide it may be harder to find. The garden is peaceful and quiet, but it's not well maintained. The actual Mosque is from the 7th century and was under renovation (October 2014) surrounded mostly by scaffolding. I'm still glad we were there. There were lovely ethnic... More

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Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Wonderful site as well. Very pretty, clean, organized. Beautiful memory. I have beautiful pictures of this site. Wonderful memories to cherish.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed this very much. We were there on a Friday, which is not recommended because of interfering with prayer services. We witnessed worshipers leaving the prayer hall, which is not open to non-Muslims anyway. The series of structures is MUCH different than mosques in North Africa or the Middle East -- very Chinese. Xi'an's historic role as one terminus... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The mosque can be found at the end of a covered walkway of tourist shops in the area behind the Xi'an Drum Tower. Once inside it is in many ways difficult to tell that this is a mosque. There are many more Chinese influences in the buildings and the gardens. But it's a quiet and respectful place. Well worth a... More

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Shellharbour, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This was beautiful. Not sure we have found it on our own. But we faithfully followed our guide Jasmine. My personal experience was a little spoilt, by being bitten my mosquito's - and I spent much of my time there slapping and scratching. My advise ... check it out, it's worth a visit, but have the aeroguard on hand.

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Darwin, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It is another interesting facet to this city. There are some parts of the Mosque that are very old and interesting. It is worth a walk through but if you don't see it, nothing lost.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We found this famous mosque like the reality show "Amazing Race" but only in our case amazing maze. With my Google Map on and Foursquare opened with the Great Mosque location name in Chinese, we asked 3 locals for directions from the Muslim food streets. Truly as with all other attractions, it would have been better if we read Chinese.... More

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