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“Worth visiting” 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 #10 of 240 Attractions in Xi'an
4.0 of 5 stars 571 Reviews
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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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.
Lusaka, Zambia
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“Worth visiting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Peace and quiet in the middle of a market. Plenty of history, no point in going to Xián without stopping in.

Visited June 2012
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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“So beutiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

The beauty and tranquillity of this place had me the moment I laid eyes on this place. What a gorgeous mosque! unlike any other mosque I have seen and unique in its architecture. I could spend a whole afternoon here away from the hustle and bustle of the market that is located next to this beautiful building. The moment you walk in all the background noise just disappears and you are left standing at the entrance not knowing how to appreciate such beauty. well worth a visit and A must do in Xian

Visited March 2013
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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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