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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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Huajue Alley, Xincheng District, Xi'an 710043, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 14, 2019

Very quiet and peaceful place, lots of trees and a welcome retreat on a hot day. Worthwhile going to see

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Solu
Reviewed August 10, 2019

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

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Shadi_Alkasim
Reviewed August 7, 2019

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

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank GeorgeN459
Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank heer17
Reviewed July 23, 2019

This very ancient mosque is interesting as it has a "Chinese" feel to it. The grounds are lovely too.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank kathleen s
Reviewed July 23, 2019

We visited the mosque whilst in Xian and it was very different from the ones we had seen in the West. The minaret tower was like a pagoda.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank TouristHarrogate
Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank alisonpriceLeeds
Reviewed June 20, 2019

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.

Date of experience: June 2019
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