Southern Mosque

Southern Mosque, Urumqi

Southern Mosque
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Andrew M
7,144 contributions
Tartar Mosque
Aug 2019
The Southern Mosque is also known as the Tartar mosque. It is one of the oldest mosques in Urumqi. It seems to be confused in this section with the Erdao Bridge mosque, which is located in the International Bazaar area. When we visited, the mosque was being repaired and we had to be satisfied with a few photos of the exterior and the restricted area of the mosque that was accessible. There are conflicting reports as to when the mosque was constructed, but they range between 1897-1919. It was built on funds collected from the local Tartar community.

The main colour used on the mosque is green, and there are beautiful examples of wood carvings and columns used throughout. We hope to be able to visit after renovations are completed. It is able to accommodate over 1,000 worshippers which makes it one of the biggest mosques in Urumqi. Other nearby attactions are the food market and a short walk south on Shengli Road is the Eighth Route Army museum. The Baida Mosque (Temple) is a short walk north on Jiefang South Road.
Written August 18, 2019
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Peter R
Buderim, Australia2,158 contributions
On of the first mosques and it was great.
Oct 2018 • Couples
Great mosque that we were able to go inside and have a look around. Just watch what you take photos of. Worth a visit.
Written October 2, 2018
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cbramon
Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina8 contributions
gorgeous place
Aug 2017 • Solo
worthwhile visiting this place, very beautiful and interesting sight. strongly recommend it. Gorgeous mosque
Written September 14, 2017
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MorganYu1977
Shanghai, China269 contributions
Shopping time ;-)
Jul 2017 • Family
There is a big open market here. with a great lot of local things you could buy. My family visited here. the most favorite things include, dry fruits, cloths, and survivors. You did not realized, when after 2 hours, we bought a lot, over the original budget. Nice place to go.
Written July 18, 2017
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Hans-Christian G
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany320 contributions
Beautiful mosque
Apr 2017 • Couples
The major site of the grand bazar. Even if there were no bazar around the mosque is well worth seeing. It's a splendid old building, one of the most interesting sites in Urumqi.
Written April 17, 2017
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tian s
New York City, New York316 contributions
Next to Bazaar
Jun 2016 • Friends
Interesting, right next to the bazaar. Not worth to go out of your way to see, but if you are at the bazaar, you cant miss it.
Written June 30, 2016
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tombillinge
Trumbull, CT1,196 contributions
Wonderful Chinese-style Mosque
Aug 2015 • Friends
Many people seem to confuse the Great Southern Mosque for the Grand International Bazaar. The mosque is actually located across the road next to the Erdaoqiao Market. The mosque is actually called the Southern Great Mosque (Nan Da Si) and is built with the Chinese style that you find in mosques in Xi'an. It is one of three of these style mosques in the city and is well worth a moment of your time.
Written August 19, 2015
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R20148
1 contribution
Fine place
Its amazing to see a vibrant muslim culture in a communist china :) grand bazaar has much to offer, you can buy almost anything here, overpriced, but cool stuff. Knives mean alot in Uyghur culture, to be a man one must have a knife so goes the old culture, so you will find many of them here. If you buy one makes sure you buy it just before flying out of urumqi and put in in your checked in bag. Paramilitary and police are literally everywhere and nooooooo way would they let you carry a knife into their BRT or railway stations...etc, to get one a BRT bus I had to give up my American high quality expensive toothpaste. I refused to, and was denied access to the bus :) but got on another bus outside the security crap.
Written August 21, 2014
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Jahangir I
Singapore, Singapore89 contributions
Grand Bazzar
Its a woderful place with the Han chinese and Uigur muslims coming together to sell all sorts of things,Knife,whip,souveniors,ice cream,and many more.

There is also a carrefour there where by yiu can get all your American drinks and food.

Also in the 2nd floor there is lots of local food ,like rahman, sasliqe and many more cheap and good.

But police and army almost everywhere,very good security and you can walk along the street and you can find lots of muslim shop selling almost everything.

Its a must visit place.

Dont buy the sword or knife,because you cannot bring it back if yoir country or the airlines have restriction.
Written June 4, 2014
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hidihidiho
true brit84 contributions
Bukharan Ensemble in Urumqi
Jul 2012
This is not called the Southern Mosque...it's called the Grand Bazar. It's a copy of the Bukharan Ensemble in Uzbekistan but really just a brand new massive shopping centre with zillions of small stalls selling chinese clothes and trinkets. Visit in winter for better prices and more local ambience.
Written July 7, 2012
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