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“Great place to wander and snack” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Beiyuanmen Street

Beiyuanmen Street
Beiyuan men Street, Lianhu District, Xi'an 710000, China (Formerly Muslim Quarter)
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Ranked #17 of 317 things to do in Xi'an
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Great place to wander and snack”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

The Muslim Quarter was a great place to wander and snack on some delicious street food. There were noodle shops, bakeries and little souvenir shops. Most of the bakeries had these delicious peanut squares- make sure to get a box to go.

Be prepared for very limited (or no) English but vendors were great with pointing at food and telling you how much things cost.

Worth a visit.

Visited March 2013
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“Very colourful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

I liked the otherness of the muslim district. The vendors selling huge rounds of bread.Barbecued pig's trotters; barbecued pig's trotters; rows of tiny fried eggs.everything on skewers. It was a pity we did not have long enough to linger or visit the Mosque.

Visited April 2013
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“Great place to walk to get a feel for local life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

This is a must to get a feel for local life. Although it is also full of tourists, you will find many locals there too, especially on weekends. If you are a bit adventurous, there is plenty of street food to try, nothing scary. Definitely a must see in the evening or weekend to really know Xi'An.

Visited April 2013
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“Beautiful at night; friendly people and great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This little street with its myriad of shops and markets is best tackled at night; there are restaurants and vendors galore, and it is an interesting insight into Chinese Muslim culture in Xi'an. A great place to stock up on those last minute sovenirs and purchase some unidentifiable but sweet pastries!

Visited March 2013
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“Good Insight To Chinese Islamic Culture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

I visited this street one night and it was certainly very busy with many people coming here to eat or just to do shopping. It is conveniently located behind the Drum Tower but is perhaps not the most tourist friendly place if you are looking for something to eat, just about all the restaurants had their menus in Chinese with no English translations underneath. There is also a continuing network of sidestreets where you can explore further Chinese Islamic culture and see how they prepare street food.

Visited February 2013
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