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Xi'an Mosque

Address: Huajue Alley, Xincheng District, Xi'an 710043, China
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Ranked #14 of 317 things to do in Xi'an
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
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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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The Xi'an Great mosque is architecturally very Chinese consisting of a number of courtyards with Chinese style buildings around them. Non-believers are not able to go into the main mosque hall itself, but the whole complex was haven of peace in the very busy city, and interesting in that it is so different from the Arabic style that you find... More 

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Heusden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Although a bit dilapidated, the place has a special atmosphere and is worth-wile to visit for its strange combination of Chinese culture and Islamic religion.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The Great Mosque is also situated in the Muslim Quarter and is a peaceful and beautiful gem in the middle of all the hustle and bustle. It was the first mosque built in China built in the 8th century and doesn’t look like a Middle Eastern mosques. It is a brilliant mix of ancient Chinese architecture with Muslim attributes that... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

After visiting a number of other sites and attractions in China and even in Xi'an, I would rate this as one of the less interesting ones. It was OK but it was dusty, grey, not many signs or information and not that much to see. We were with a guide who explained things to us but without her we wouldn't... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It is definitely a must visit. The place is soooo long and everything seem to look like what it was decade or even centuries ago. It's got that really nostalgic feel to it. The place is a functioning prayer location so you will see a lot of Muslim men going for their prayers. The people there were also very friendly.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The Mosque is built with Chinese architecture and landscaping. Visitors can see the influence of the different dynasties in the mosque. It is a practicing mosque and Friday praying hours are off limit to the non muslim tourists. The muslim quarter occupies part of the prime of the Xian city center. The muslim traders are doing very good business with... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It was so interesting to see the mix or Arab and Chinese styles and traditions in this mosque. It was quiet and peaceful, in the midst of the hubbub of the streets.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The mosque is nice but nothing special. It is hard to find and the fee is to high for the visit. There are just a few english signs so a lot of things aren't quite clear what they were. Besides this, you are not allowed to go inside. It is basically just a visit to a garden with some nice... More 

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Algeciras, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It is curious to see a mosque in the chinese style and seeing muslims entering at the time of praying and hearing the azan in arabic.

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Wentworth Falls, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This mosque is very unique in that the architecture is Chinese style. Worth a visit and then look around the Muslim area of the city and the shops.

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