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Address: Huajue Alley, Xincheng District, Xi'an 710043, China
Description: Dating back to the Ming period, this mosque features inner courtyards that...
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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Great atmoshere

I had some trouble finding it but followed my nose and asked for some directions. Entry is 25 CNY which I thought was steep. Inside was a lovely atmosphere and just so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I had some trouble finding it but followed my nose and asked for some directions. Entry is 25 CNY which I thought was steep. Inside was a lovely atmosphere and just so interesting to see. Ticket came with a mini guide. Note Muslims not permitted into the prayer hall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The mosque may take a little looking for. While it is described as "great" that doesn't mean size. It is large, but not in a way that Buddhist shrines are. It is hemmed in by living and working quarters which are the cleanest I've seen in China. It is an oasis of quiet and reverence. We saw a large group... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We checked this place out after a down pour and it was very nice, it enabled us to have the place almost all to ourselves. The Mosque is definitely still in active use and many of the locals came up to us to say hello and welcome us. The mosque definitely needs a lot of restoration, but it is very... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Standing in the heart of the muslim quarter of Xi'an, the mosque is open to tourists until 7:30 in the evening. It is possible to see this even if you are in Xi'an for only a day, and it is worth the effort. Entry costs RMB 25. We walked here from the Bell Tower. You proceed to the Drum Tower,... More 

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The courtyards and grounds leading up to the mosque are quiet and lovely, and the mosque is currently undergoing some outside renovations, so it will soon be bright and colorful again. Visitors are not allowed inside, unlike the big mosques in Istanbul, so there's really nothing to see of the actual mosque, other than the front. Still, an amazing piece... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I liked very much ,IT was different shape from other mosque in our countries in middle east, but It was very beautiful .it looks like Chinese building.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Leaving in Dubai I am familiar with mosques this this is different and very old is worth a visit really a time or from the busy places.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I had not expected to find a Muslim Mosque in China so was surprised when we were taken to this one. The access is through the markets of the Muslim Quarter with the Mosque being a peaceful oasis in the centre of the quarter. Not being Muslims, we were not allowed to enter the Mosque, but the surrounding gardens etc... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The mosque is a place of serenity, beauty and spirituality. As you walk through the garden and take in the beautiful ancient structures, what comes to mind is - beautiful, peaceful, uniquely muslim and chineese at the same time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Xi'an's Great Mosque is charming and very quiet, but interestingly gives very little impression of being a mosque (to someone who has visited mosques in a number of countries). If my attention hadn't been drawn to the small number of stones carrying an Arabic inscription, usually on one side with Chinese characters on the other, I would have thought this... More 

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