Lanzhou Xiguan Mosque
Lanzhou Xiguan Mosque
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Beautiful Mosque in Lanzhou
4.0 of 5 bubblesDec 2020
I visited Xiguan Mosque in December 2020. This mosque is large and imposing looking. It is centrally located in Lanzhou’s CBD and bounded by Baiyin, Cuiyingmen and Linxia Roads. The site has considerable historical significance as the first mosque was built here in the reign of the Ming Emperor, Yongle (reigned 1402-1424). It was extended and somewhat rebuilt during the Qing Dynasty, and then demolished during the early 1980s, and built anew in 1990. It has been built adjacent to the former Ming Xuichuan Gate (also demolished). The Xiguan Mosque has four tall minarets and a central dome in the traditional Arabic style, and appears to have many Chinese architectural motifs along the exterior walls. I did not expect to enter the mosque as I am not a Muslim and my Chinese is not well developed. I am not sure whether having a Muslim Chinese guide might help gain access for the purpose of self-education. As a tourist here for one week, I found this too difficult. Unfortunately, the mosque is surrounded by major roads, a flyover expressway with roundabouts, and high rise buildings. Even the front is obscured by a massive digital screen. I guess this is my opinion though as a tourist and I am sure it is not shared by local Muslims. Having said that, I think it is well worth the visit to appreciate such a holy place of worship. It is quite beautiful at sunset and at night with considerable decorative lighting. Perhaps include it on a walking expedition to other nearby attractions to avoid disappointment. I was told by a young Muslim scholar that for Lanzhou Muslims, this is a very special mosque, a very special meeting place and a destination for large numbers of foreign Muslims who visit the mosque each year for study and for worship.

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Gary, Australia
China79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
I visited Xiguan Mosque in December 2020. This mosque is large and imposing looking. It is centrally located in Lanzhou’s CBD and bounded by Baiyin, Cuiyingmen and Linxia Roads. The site has considerable historical significance as the first mosque was built here in the reign of the Ming Emperor, Yongle (reigned 1402-1424). It was extended and somewhat rebuilt during the Qing Dynasty, and then demolished during the early 1980s, and built anew in 1990. It has been built adjacent to the former Ming Xuichuan Gate (also demolished). The Xiguan Mosque has four tall minarets and a central dome in the traditional Arabic style, and appears to have many Chinese architectural motifs along the exterior walls.
I did not expect to enter the mosque as I am not a Muslim and my Chinese is not well developed. I am not sure whether having a Muslim Chinese guide might help gain access for the purpose of self-education. As a tourist here for one week, I found this too difficult.
Unfortunately, the mosque is surrounded by major roads, a flyover expressway with roundabouts, and high rise buildings. Even the front is obscured by a massive digital screen. I guess this is my opinion though as a tourist and I am sure it is not shared by local Muslims.
Having said that, I think it is well worth the visit to appreciate such a holy place of worship. It is quite beautiful at sunset and at night with considerable decorative lighting. Perhaps include it on a walking expedition to other nearby attractions to avoid disappointment. I was told by a young Muslim scholar that for Lanzhou Muslims, this is a very special mosque, a very special meeting place and a destination for large numbers of foreign Muslims who visit the mosque each year for study and for worship.
Written December 30, 2020
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Food Traveler Kee
Batu Ferringhi, Malaysia224 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Business
Best Lanzhou noodle in town .
Look at the daily long line and self served .
Sold out by around 2pm .
The "Mc-noodle" processes of the freshly made or pulled , cook , added hot beef soup , chills oil !
The best is able to provide sizes of noodle , size 1,2,3 ....from fine to Undong ....
Less than RMB$10 per bowl.
Highly recommended!
Written July 5, 2017
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Chan Roberts
Copan Ruinas, Honduras720 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
There are a few mosques in Lanzhou, but this one's the biggest. Originally built during the Wanli Period of the Ming Dynasty, the current mosque is a 1990 rebuild. Definitely one of the must-see sites in Lanzhou.
Written July 30, 2022
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Tan E
Melaka, Malaysia7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I went in the afternoon and the surrounding is a busy junction. In the day time, the mosque looks average. As a non Muslim, I could only see from outside.
Written October 29, 2019
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iamface
Aberdeen, UK1,725 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
not too much time for visit but it stayed at busy street and quite diff style with all around stuffs that was interesting. mosque was big & beautiful
Written May 26, 2017
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