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Xi'an Mosque

Huajue Alley, Xincheng District, Xi'an 710043, China
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Ranked #10 of 240 Attractions in Xi'an
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Dating back to the Ming period, this mosque features inner courtyards that bear more of a...
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

It was my first time to visit Mosque, it is not big, we took some time to find it, I went with an Egyptian reporter, he said whenever he visited a new place, he would visit the Mosque. When he did Muslims worship in the lobby, I stood out of the gate and listened to an Muslim expert, he told... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I finished shopping in the Muslim Quarter and had time to kill before going to the Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (which I highly recommend) and then on to the airport, so I figured I would give this a try. It is a bit hard to find, but if you have a general idea of where it is and just wander... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Tucked away in the Muslim Quarter is this wonderful mosque. It's unlike any mosque I've been to. It's on the surface incredibly Chinese but there look closely and you'll find Arabic script and subtle designs that mark this as a mosque. A pagoda (under scaffolding) serves as the minaret. The prayer hall does not allow non-Muslims but you can peer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I've been to mosques in Turkey, Israel, and Africa, so I wasn't really interested in stopping here but my sister had never been to a mosque so I sighed and we added it to the official itinerary. Oh, my, am I glad we did! This is so much more than a simple mosque. You don't go to see the building... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Within the wall and hidden in the markets is the Mosque buildings Part of our tour or would never have found it. Very old , worth the walk if in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

It is central and really does speak to the diversity in China. One of those places where you can sit down and let the atmosphere speak to you. As with most places in China there are a few people around but that doesn't detract. Worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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