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Xi'an Mosque

Huajue Alley, Xincheng District, Xi'an 710043, China
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Ranked #10 of 248 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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

When I say hidden, I mean hidden! We couldn't find it on our own, so got our guide to help (accessed down some alleyways close to the Drum Tower). It's worth a detour, as it is a lovely tranquil island in the bustle of the Muslim Quarter (and the rest of the city, in fact). Calmness and cool away from... More

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Varkala, India
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32 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

this place is very old, not what you would expect in Xian, it is tucked away so you will need a map to find it, you get a free book to explain about the history, well worth a visit

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Appleton, WI
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63 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The mosque is only one small part of this area to discover. We were fortunate enough for a service to be taking place when we visited.

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Disneyland Paris, France
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

How to get there: from drum tower, get into Muslim quarter (on North of it), then turn immediately left in a very small alley containing nothing but shops. Follow this alley until you see a road going left, the entrance is right there. When you get inside... you're suddenly in a different world, going from the sometimes crowded and noisy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Winding through shady markey alleys the mosque is tucked away in an unassuming lane. Passing through the gate you find yourself in beautiful peaceful gardens where chinese culture meets islam. This is a truly lovely place to visit and a wonderful counter balance to the mayhem of the street food sellers in the main drag of the Xi'an muslim quarter.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Muslim Chinese in Xi'an seem to be very well integrated into the society, but that is only an outsiders view. I can do without the goats being bleed on the street, but the breads and bakery goods..along with other food was wonderful. Hit the side streets and go where the locals go at night. It is safe with lots... More

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Shenyang, China
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This review is about the muslim quarter as well as the mosque. If you know much about both Chinese markets and buddhist temples then you will be able to appreciate the difference between the muslim market and the mosque more. Otherwise it might be hard to take in the differences. Starting with the mosque - it might look more like... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Our time through the Muslim quarter was excellent. So interesting to see the united cultures, food markets, mosques etc. This was one of our favorite side trips. Betty from China odyssey was our guide and was excellent. If you are in Xi'an ask for Betty

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boston, MA
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18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Very ancient and in need of a lot of repairs soon. Not very informative to walk around it. Has a lot of potential yet needs lots of $$$ and a story line to tell its history clearly.

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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