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Xi'an Mosque

Huajue Alley, Xincheng District, Xi'an 710043, China
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Ranked #10 of 249 attractions in Xi'an
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Famous for large, dry dates. Lots of local delicacies and souvenirs for sale. I bought dry persimmons - quite popular products here.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

You actually are in the middle of the city, where all the noise markets and busy streets are, but all of a sudden you enter in this peaceful garden with amazing architecture and here just nothing. I worth it to see how this two cultures mixed during the years of the silk commerce. Islam and Chinese signs can be seen... More

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Friday during Ramadan and the mosque is very lively with men coming to pray. Not allowed to enter the main prayer hall - understandably, but still very interesting. Cool courtyards made a nice change.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I wasn't impressed with this place at all. Internet makes it looks so pretty with ponds etc. The Mosque looked dry but the structures/courtyard was alright. Bring/wear clothes that cover your arms and a scarf for your head. If you forget to bring on, the Mosque will lend you a scarf. Spent 30 min walking around and seeing a few... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A beautiful place, calm and peaceful amidst the hubbub of the city. A really special atmosphere and a real highlight of Xi'an

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I was very surprised to see the mosque and all around in the compound. People are very kind, helpful, generous. I mean MUSLIMS !!! La Mosquée est sublime !!!

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Bundaberg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Beautiful and tranquil gardens in the middle of a chaotic market. Very interesting to wander for a short time and enjoy the peace.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The mosque itself is pretty unexciting. It's the same (if not less) than most gardens. You can't go into the mosque itself so that also defeats the purpose. However, the streets around the mosque are buzzing with bargains and activities. Do all your shopping here instead of at the warriors and you won't be disappointed!

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Sartell, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

As you enter the mosque you don't just experience a large temple for praying but hundreds of years of gardens, meeting rooms and other buildings. Plus you have to experience the market adjacent to the mosque.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Not so easy to find, the quickest way to reach here is from behind the Drum tower don't go down the main road going north, but go further to the left (west) to a small corner side road heading north. After 5min walking comes a side road to the left (West) its right there. The entrance costs 25rmb, per person,... More

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