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Address: West of Bell Drum Towers Square , Beilin District, Xi'an 710000, China
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A great atmosphere

I came here just to look around. I didn't eat the food as I am not the adventurous type when it comes to food but I was fascinated watching them make the food. The atmosphere is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I came here just to look around. I didn't eat the food as I am not the adventurous type when it comes to food but I was fascinated watching them make the food. The atmosphere is everything one might expect in China. Busy with food stalls and souvenir shops lining the streets. I did not find any of the shop... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As part of our Wendy Wu tour, we were taken to the Muslim Quarter market at Beilin in Xi'an. What a frenetic place. Vendors galore selling everything from crushed candy to lamb skewers. A teeming throng of shoppers and tourists competing for every square metre. A little too crowded for my liking, but most people seemed to be having a... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth a visit to gain an insight into how some of the non Han people go about their daily life. The sight and sounds and the hustle bustle opens your eyes when you see what is prepared and cooked before your eyes. As a western tourist you are well warned to avoid street food but there were many attractions... More 

Thank Hugh M
Sarawak, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You gets to experience how lively and vibrant the street are! You gets to see and hear shopkeepers promoting their goods, muscular man pounding the sugar to make candied peanuts, chefs in action, and not to forget the honking sounds which to alert you on incoming vehicle [a motorcycle like 'tuk tuk' in Thailand].

Thank gwestella
Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

its an interesting place where you understand that muslim, budhist and some other religions are able to live together. its a place full of food of different kinds. there some places to buy souvenirs, and clothes but they are mostly focused on food.

Thank Jabs2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The reason why there is a large Muslim population in Xian is that it is situated at what was the eastern end of the Silk Route and the Muslims that found there way east to here are a colourful, vibrant and cheery lot. The costumes and head-dresses of the women in particular are very bright and attractive. Most of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We combined this with a trip to the drum and bell towers, arriving in the muslim quarter a little after sunset. The quality of the food on the stalls was good. Very busy.

Thank Helena N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take a walk along this very exiting Street. There's an abundance of street food, local restaurants, fresh fruit drinks and candy. Watch the boys hammering on the Turkish delight dough an d be sure to buy some of it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amaizing pedestrian street with thousands of foods and beverages different from the typical Chinese stuff. I think for westerns (mainly expats like me) this options can be more interesting than the traditional Chinese food. You can find souvenirs also. The biggest mosque in china is located in this neighborhood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must see/do! The sounds, the sights, the smells--loved it! This street is so lively and energetic and loud! There are plenty of places to get snacks, eat dinner and shop. Or, you can just walk and enjoy the experience. Don't miss it!

Thank ValiantMongoose

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