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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
4.0 of 5 stars 571 Reviews
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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Singapore, Singapore
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Located in the heart of the Muslim Quarters of Xi'an, I consider this mosque to be a hidden gem. Although a walking distance from our hostel, my friend and I initially got lost and were assisted by a really nice couple who actually took the trouble to walk us to the place. There's actually a small sign directing to the... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

An oasis of calm. Combination of arab and chinese architectural art. Dress up decent with respect for the place. Take your time to enjoy the garden.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This is the first mosq built in china around 100 years after Egira, after a walk through little shops which will remind you Middle East bazaars you will discover wood buildings like Chinese temples but the Arabic characters and the clerical staff will temple you it is not an usual temple. Even if it is not very easy to find... More 

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Zhengzhou, China
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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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Houston, Texas
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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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Toronto, Canada
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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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Yakima, Washington
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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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London, Canada
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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Ancona, Italy
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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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