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Xi'an Mosque

Huajue Alley, Xincheng District, Xi'an 710043, China
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Ranked #11 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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Istanbul, Turkey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Another amazing milestone ... I did not expect to see a more than 900 years old mosque in the heart of China .... Also the surrounding area (Muslim Street / Quarter) is the second best place to visit after the Terre-cotta ... It is an extremely interesting blend of food, culture, ethnicity, and clothes .... Spend a whole evening there

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Having visited traditional mosques around the world we were quite unprepared for the Chinese version in Xian. It was built to a traditional Chinese temple design and was an oasis of calm in a busy city market area (the market is worth a visit too). This was a different face of Islam and a great credit to it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

One of the major tourist attraction in Xian , located near the Drum tower in the Muslim quarter. Paid the entrance fee of 25 yuans and there is no English leaflet with notes to explain the mosque and its historic structure . Typical Chinese wooden building with Arabic inscription to , I assume , some Islamic scripture . Nothing to... More

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Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

As far as architecture, not at all like mosques I have seen elsewhere. So, if you're expecting to see a "traditional" mosque like the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, don't hold your breath. Just on this basis, it was worth a visit. By the way, I came across and visited 2 historic mosques in Xi'an; one was known as the Great... More

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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A "Don't Miss" experience. All the shops, food stands, people and sounds will thrill and awaken your senses in a way only the market place can do. Try all the food for an experience to remember.

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Neerim South, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This mosque is in the middle of Xi'an's Muslim section and well worth a visit, unlike any mosque you are likely to visit elsewhere this is very much influenced by chinese culture.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We went to see the Great Mosque and the Muslim street in Xian as part of our 11 day China tour with China Odyssey. We went through the very busy and picturesque Muslim street. Lots of tourists and shops selling souvenirs and food. We ate the potatoes on our way out.. they were delicious. We saw the Great Mosque a... More

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Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I guess there's been a Muslim community welcomed in Xi'an for a long time. Their grand mosque, in the hear of the Muslim quarter, shows it's age -- in a good way. It hasn't been shined up and modernized, which is not good when you need a restroom, but which is very good if you want to see the authentic... More

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Kenosha, Wi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Our group was walked through the shopping area to the Mosque and then back through the shopping area on the way out. We wished more time had been allocated so we could explore some of the shops which were part of a delightful part of the city.

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Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Liked this Mosque- although I much enjoyed the Muslim district more. It is quiet and peaceful, and a nice place to stroll amongst the street. It is in walking distance of the drum tower. None of these sights (just about all of China is not suitable) are suitable for people in a wheel chair or with mobility issues. Would recommend... More

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