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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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The fantastic mosque i v seen in my life. beautiful area with great design.in the yard you can see many beautiful stone and minimal trees with a beautiful wooden mosque and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Mashhad, Iran
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Mashhad, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The fantastic mosque i v seen in my life. beautiful area with great design.in the yard you can see many beautiful stone and minimal trees with a beautiful wooden mosque and the wooden gates. for me (i live in a Islamic country) it was beautiful and nice. For Muslim it was free and if not 25Y is entrance fee.

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Dongguan, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Walk the Muslim quarter inside the walled city and be sure to follow the signs to the Mosque. The first mosque in Xian was established over 1200 years ago and you can feel the weight on history as you walk the walled grounds and see the inner courtyards and the mosque itself. We felt very fortunate to have visited.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Nestled in the busting and exotic Muslim Quarter in Xi'an, the Grand Mosque and its walled enclosure comprise a fascinating, historic, and peaceful place of quiet solitude.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Try to time your visit so it coincides with prayer time. The loudspeakers start flaring and the whole place livens up a tad bit. Makes the visit even more worth the time.

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Sturgis, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This whole area was a neat place to visit. The smells of the different foods were wonderful and the mosque was this peaceful haven smack in the middle of a thriving city. Beautiful, relaxing and comfortable for us. One of the worshipper a even came over to explain how the inscriptions in the prayer temple were in both Sanskrit and... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

It is the oldest and one of the most renowned mosques in the country, founded in 742. The mosque looks more like a Chinese Temple if not for the Arabic writings on the wall. It is a very old structure worth visiting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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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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