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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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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Kenosha, Wi
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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Right off one of the alleyways of the market this mosque offers a bit of quiet an relaxation after a busy day of the terra cotta warriors, the wall, and the market. The chinese architecture was quite interesting and a much different twist to what you see for most mosques. The grounds are lovely and quiet in stark contrast to... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I'm really really glad that we found time to visit the Mosque. The entrance costs 25 CNY and the place is worth it. As for the architecture, it's not much different from Buddist temples there, but the atmosphere was much more pleasant - peaceful and quiet. The mosque is a bit hidden if you're walking the main streets, easier to... More

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Cork
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20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

After shopping/ haggling for a few hours in the market, take a break and visit the mosque. It's lovely quite retreat with lots to see.

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Aschaffenburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

after so many "new" old buildings in China, it is a pleasure to see this real antique area. It is a must to go there. It is impressing how the islamic history even spreaded so deep into China. The buildings form a protection from the city life outside and its a real rest to be inside. If you have ever... More

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