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Address: Tumen St, Quanzhou, China
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A fascinating historical relic

This mosque was originally built about 1300 years ago, around 600 AD. Not many people know that the Muslims came to China long time before Marco Polo. This fact is not well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Fishers, Indiana
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Fishers, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This mosque was originally built about 1300 years ago, around 600 AD. Not many people know that the Muslims came to China long time before Marco Polo. This fact is not well known because most people only learn the Euro-centric version of Chinese history. Though the original structures are essentially gone (that's the way with old things, especially in mainland... More 

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Hachioji, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Quanzhou, called Zaitun(means Olive) in Arabic, is the starting port of Maritime Silkroad. There is the oldest mosque in China. Imagine how Marco Paulo traveled

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This ruin is a testament to an interesting epoch in human history: the era of the Indian Ocean trade or the so-called Maritime Silk Road. A thousand years ago the city of Quanzhou was flocked with Islamic traders from the Middle East, who traded rare and valuable spices for china and silk. This mosque is a survivor of that era,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Qingjing Mosque (or temple as it is known in China) is located on the busy Tumen Street. It was built in 1009 with stone structure and reflected the communications that Quanzhou had with Arabian countries. Only the Great entrance gate remains. In the inside, what remains are the structural walls and stones tablets with Arabic wordings more than thousand years... More 

Xiamen, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

I don't think this is an active mosque any more but it is an interesting place if you have some free time

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