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“A nice place to find in Xi'an” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Xi'an Mosque

Xi'an Mosque
Huajue Alley, Xincheng District, Xi'an 710043, China
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Ranked #13 of 319 things to do in Xi'an
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Owner description: Dating back to the Ming period, this mosque features inner courtyards that bear more of a resemblance to a Chinese temple.
Portland, Oregon
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“A nice place to find in Xi'an”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

In the heart of the Muslim Quarter is the oldest mosque in China, originally built in 742 AD. The architecture combines that of typical mosques with Chinese elements.

The mosque is a little difficult to find, but anyone can direct you.

The grounds are very peaceful. We encountered a wedding party wile visiting (bride photo attached).

You are not allowed to enter the mosque unless you are Muslim, but you can look in and take photos.

The Muslim Quarter is in the center of Xi'an. Follow the street behind the Drum Tower (by Starbucks) for one block and you are there. It is a great place to stroll and has lots of food vendors, interesting shops, markets, restaurants, etc.

Well worth the visit if you are in Xi'an!

Visited October 2012
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“Peaceful and tranquil”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

The largest practicing Mosque in China. Felt peaceful and tranquil and the whole area is worth a visit. Don't miss.

Visited May 2013
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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“Excellent blend of Muslim and Chinese”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I found this place fascinating as I am very interested in both cultures and found the way they both came together intriguing. It was definitely Chinese but there were touches of Islamic tradition with some Arabic writing and the use of a pagoda as a minaret. It was cheap and there was a decent guide book in English

Visited April 2013
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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“Very different”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Considering we live in a Muslim country, it was very strange seeing this mosque. Based in the Muslim quarter of Xian, it is completely different to modern mosques. Nice,quiet and relaxing

Visited February 2013
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İzmir
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“The most surprising Mosque in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We have seen hundreds of mosques in Indonesia,Morocco,Europe,Sidney,in every continent many many cities and of course in our country Turkey but this was the unique,different in architecture.The -maybe-only Chinese style of Mosque in the world with the whole holly book Koran written on the walls.

Visited May 2013
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