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I was there on a Friday and its wonderful to witness the faithfuls doing Friday Prayers. I just hope that more restoration work can be done as the ancient wooden structure seems to deteriorating quite badly.
We visited the mosque while shopping in the Muslim Quarter. It's hard to believe the difference when you walk in - and trade the crowds and noise for the solitude of the mosque. Really beautiful grounds, lots of history, just nice to walk around and...More
Beautiful , quiet place to visit in Xian
According to Wikipedia and chinahighlights.com, The Great Mosque of Xian is the most famous and the largest Mosque in China, Built in: 742 AD
The Mosque is located in the middle of the Muslim shopping and food...More
My wife and I were exploring the city and accidentally walked in through an unmarked rear entrance. It was amazing. The buildings were beautiful. An old man there asked my wife (Chinese) if I understood Chinese (I'm American). She told him I understood a little....More
In the middle of the Muslim area with souk shopping area is this mosque. We asked motor-ricksha to bring us. Source of tranquility in hectic environment as to be expected. Combination of Chinese and Muslim architecture. No wow-factor. Can not enter praying area. Entrance 25...More
Glorious to step out of the business street traders into this sacred space. Very relaxed as we were present at call to prayer to see (from a distance) the arrival of the worshipers. A small entrance fee allows you to wander - with a small...More
It is indeed great to see mosques in Xian and greater when it holds many history within. We were lucky to meet Imam Mohamad Ishak who was very friendly and explain a lot about the Great Mosque of Xian.