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Maxim B wrote a review Dec 2020
Ottawa, Canada885 contributions111 helpful votes
Unless you visited during one of the prayers, you could not tell this is a mosque. Architecturally, there are no signs. Minaret is a the storey pagoda. When you look closely, there's are some inscriptions in Arabic but they are mostly rubbed off. More prominent inscriptions address in Chinese. The general conditions of the complex is rare poor, but I saw since renovations in progress on the north side. What I found interesting is a large information board in Chinese, Arabic and English about the peaceful nature of Islam. I'm glad the mosque is functioning. It is important to preserve sites like this.…
Date of experience: December 2020
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David G wrote a review Aug 2020
Nestled in the old city centre, Xi'an's mosque is both a beautifully restored old building, a testament to Islam's integration into Chinese society, and a peaceful retreat in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city. It is an absolute must-see if you go to Xi'an !
Date of experience: August 2020
PBlyth wrote a review Apr 2020
Tampa, Florida234 contributions70 helpful votes
Very small functioning mosque with a few stone and wooden archways and a small garden area. Somewhat rundown. Unless you are muslim you will not be allowed to enter the sanctuary area. Overall not very interesting.
Date of experience: January 2020
kinouche2013 wrote a review Jan 2020
Denver, Colorado118 contributions44 helpful votes
So much to see and discover in the Muslim quarter. So many culinary specialties, around every corner a culinary adventure awaits you.
Date of experience: June 2019
AZCasualTraveler wrote a review Jan 2020
Mesa, Arizona1,796 contributions138 helpful votes
According to Wikipedia, the Xian Mosque (or Great Mosque of Xian) is the largest mosque in China. This Mosque is located next to the Muslim Quarter area, so if you are visiting the popular Muslim Quarter you might as well visit the Mosque as well. The setting at the Mosque is very peaceful, quiet and well landscaped - good place to take photos of the well manicured landscaping surrounding the different gateways from the entrance to the main mosque building - beautiful area to visit. As you walk from the main entrance to the Mosque, you will pass-through 4 or 5 different gateways and courtyards. The lovely landscaped walkway goes from one end to the other through these centuries old gateways. Although this Mosque area is small in overall size, it is a very nice place to visit when you are at the nearby Muslim Quarter.…
Date of experience: October 2019