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Address: Huajue Alley, Xi'an 710043, China
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Dating back to the Ming period, this mosque features inner courtyards that...

Dating back to the Ming period, this mosque features inner courtyards that bear more of a resemblance to a Chinese temple.

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Lovely respite in midst of busy Muslim Quarter

Mosque is different from style seen in other countries. Beautify grounds, historic stone tablets and pagodas. Only prayer room is not open to tourists--but you can see hand... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Since Xi'an was the beginning of the Silk Road, there is a substantial Muslim minority in Xi'an, and the mosque, built in a thoroughly Chinese style, is the most interesting thing we saw. It is intimate and quiet, and very beautiful! Don't miss it!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Grand Mosque is nestled in the city. It was build in circa 700 AD. The structure is not traditional mosque structure. Must be on your list of places to visit if you are in Xi'an.

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Thank Syed_Global
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mosque is different from style seen in other countries. Beautify grounds, historic stone tablets and pagodas. Only prayer room is not open to tourists--but you can see hand carved wooden Koran in walls of prayer room from outside. FYI- women do not need to cover up to visit this site.

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Thank Steph W
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked the peaceful grounds and met a lot of wonderful Chinese Moslems. Interesting cultural experience

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The mosque is easily accessible off of Muslim Street. Its probably best to have a guide to best appreciate the site and its history. Note, you will not be allowed to enter the mosque itself.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The mosque was built in the year 741 AD. Very interesting, because the mosque architecture steeped in Chinese culture

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This silk road wasn't only a route of commerce but also route of cultural exchange. Many Persians who traveled to China on the road never left and kept their religion and thus why a 1300 year old Mosque in China but the Chinese Muslims constructed their Mosques using Chinese influences so no minarets and a lot of pagodas. This is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nestled away in the heart of the old city of Xian is the Great Mosque. It is so serene and tranquil inside that you forget the hustle and bustle of the surrounding streets. The mosque is unique in that it is constructed as a Chinese temple complex. Quranic scriptures are engraved into every decorative ornament in both Arabic and Chinese.... More 

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Thank Chenyang L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Mosque whilst on a day tour through Xi'an. I was very surprised that once we entered into the mosque at how quiet and tranquil it was, escaping all the hustle and bustle from the quarter just outside. It is very beautiful and well worth a visit if in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built in 742 during Tang Dynasty. For Muslim ladies to pray there is a special building. There is a library housing many historical photos

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