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Xi'an Mosque

Huajue Alley, Xincheng District, Xi'an 710043, China
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Ranked #10 of 247 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I have visited many mosques while traveling however, this one had a very different feeling. The Chinese architecture is very interesting. It was peaceful to wader around the grounds and look at the buildings away from the clouds outside.

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kuala lumpur
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It was built during the Ming dynasty . A lot of Chinese style interior which is different from the Arab decoration in the Middle East . We have to pass through a lot of souvenirs stall to reach here . Ladies is advice to cover up your body and not to wear revealing clothes as this is a holy place... More

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leeton nsw
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed walking there and seeing all the street stalls. The mosque has some nice features but could be missed if pushed for time. Otherwise well worth the effort

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Most tourist hit the market in the muslim quarter. If the hustle and bustle get to you, just drop into this beautiful mosque for a break.

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Arcadia, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We visited the Mosque which was somewhat interesting due but I would recommend spending time elsewhere. The Muslim Street surrounding the mosque was more interesting with the various street vendors selling food and souvenirs.

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Philadelphia, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were at the mosque as people were leaving after their Friday prayers, so it was an interesting glimpse into a segment of Chinese culture about which we otherwise would have had no clue. The surrounding marketplace is also worth a visit.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Very interesting to see an Asian-style mosque - the entire area was a maze of paths through tiny shops to get to the mosque. Nice garden area.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It was very nice to go inside the mosque and look around at the arts, displays and wonderful garden.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It was really interesting to see this mosque. The unique mix of chinese and arab decoration and arcitecture. I'm not religious, but found this complex both interesting and serene.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I once visit the mosque and it is soooo unique. There is market alongway to the mosque, and dont forget to bargain there (i am good at it). The area is good for moslem since there are alot of stall selling hallal food. Never missed to visit xian once you are in china. I really recommend it.

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