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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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Bass, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

very quiet and peaceful place with an interesting history , pleased I saw it.. the market nearby was very good also

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We visited this as part of our tour. It is just off a really busy street but is a very peaceful place. It is unlike any mosque I've ever been to. It is in a state of disrepair but really beautiful in a quaint way.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It felt strange to be visiting a mosque in China, and the site itself is not particularly exciting. Getting to the Mosque involves walking through narrow alleys and running the gauntlet of hoards of people trying to sell you fake souvenirs. There are also numerous stalls selling foodstuffs, most of which is unsuitable for western tourists, but there were some... More

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Hard to find, being located in a congested residential area. We had to ask the locals repeatedly. It was unimpressive, and a significant fee is charged for entry. Don't bother, unless you have nothing else to do & heaps of time on your hands in Xi an.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It is a heap of fun to walk down the streets of the Muslim quarter at any time of day. We did both day and evening and the atmosphere was different each time. Very busy and alive. Lots of vendors selling food and then in the side alleys markets selling souvenirs. The mosque itself is beautiful and nothing like a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The mosque itself is almost the side trip. The best part is hanging around in the Muslim quarter for a little while. It's about 1/3 typical tourist shops and 2/3 food and market stalls. Some of the cakes and snacks are brilliant. Also lots of drinks and we were there in pomegranate season and lots of fresh juice available. One... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Be amazed by the incredible mixture of two cultures which you thought were completely different. See that pagoda? It's a minaret! The market around the mosque is also a must-see: it's an excellent place to haggle for souvenirs (it's actually very fun) and trying to decipher the bi-lingual (Chinese and Arabic) shop signs. Absolutely a "Must-see"!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Interesting to see a very old Muslim temple - not something I expect from China. The Mosque itself could be a bit better looked after. Nice location near the old market.

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Somerset, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This would be worth a visit just to walk through the surrounding streets and alleys of the Muslim quarter. It is like walking through a Moroccan souk, with noise, cooking smells, hustle & bustle and stalls selling just about everything. The Mosque site itself is beautiful, with peaceful gardens, a pagoda style minaret and a prayer hall the size of... More

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

The Great Mosque of Xian is 1280 years old and it's surely worth a visit. Built with Chinese arcitecture, the exterior looks like any other Chinese temple but the interior is able to tell the story of Muslim history in China. The interior walls made of wooden panels are engraved with the 30 juzuk of the Quran and the Chinese... More

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