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Address: Huajue Alley, Xincheng District, Xi'an 710043, China
Description: Dating back to the Ming period, this mosque features inner courtyards that...
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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Between muslim and chinese art

Great place to visit, does not take very long but is quite unique, you can feel the chinese influence over the muslim traditional architecture.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

The mosque has centuries of history and is a very pleasant place to visit. Parts of it are in a bit of disrepair but the buildings are very pleasant. Lacquered furnishings also in display are interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit, does not take very long but is quite unique, you can feel the chinese influence over the muslim traditional architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

It was so emotional for an Arabic muslim to see a chineese mosque and chineese people reading Quran :-)

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Essen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

From the bustle of Muslim street, up a long narrow bazaar like passage you come to Xi'an's Great Mosque, one of China's oldest mosques, and certainly a unique experience. Without knowing it to be a mosque you would think it was a Chinese temple with the usual connected courtyards. No minaret , but a centrally placed pagoda! Muslims have been... More 

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Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Very interesting and worth a visit (only 25rmb). It is not like a traditional mosque in appearance - more similar to a Chinese temple but you notice the Islamic overtones. A quiet haven in the hustle and bustle of the Muslin Quarter!

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Westbury, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is a mosque that does not look like a mosque. It shows the blending of Islam and Chinese cultures. It is very interesting and the setting is in a lovely park. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

In the midst of a lot of bustle and market traders the Mosque was a lovely peaceful retreat. It's not that easy to find but is signposted if you keep your eyes open, and there was plenty of information in English about the buildings, history, etc. Beautiful blossoms were out when I visited in spring.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This mosque is not going through much refurbishment. We were able to see some structures, carvings and furnitures which are really old and with great historical values. This mosque is surrounded by busy shopping streets selling local delicacies.

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

it's in chineese so quite unique but you can't enter the mosque. Garden is very nice and quiet. Entrance is not so easy to find

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Mermaid Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This mosque is different. It contains none of the typical gold domes and does not glitter with expensive fixtures like some mosques in other muslim cities. It is very chinese in nature and is constructed in a garden setting with structures of timber. The timber arches and gates, the manicured gardens with ponds, topiaries and many carved chinese animals and... More 

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