Xi'an Mosque
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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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Jenny J
Perth, Australia857 contributions
You don't actually get to go into the mosque, just look through the door. There are some rooms you can see into that have very old furniture from one of the Dynasties. We found the area around the mosque much more interesting and could have left this off the itinerary
Written January 11, 2020
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AZCasualTraveler
Mesa, AZ1,831 contributions
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.
Written January 18, 2020
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Asmaa H
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A series of beautiful courtyards, each with intricate design details. It demonstrates a beautiful balance between Islamic and Chinese architecture. I usually have very little interest in architecture and art, but even I found this mosque to be fascinating.
Asmaa from traveloften.ca
Written January 9, 2020
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Maxim B
Ottawa, Canada905 contributions
Solo
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.
Written December 26, 2020
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vmimartins
Guimaraes, Portugal1,536 contributions
I have visited others mosques in other countries – some modern like the Hassan II in Casablanca others historical like the Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo – I never saw one like this one. Can´t even compare it. For me this mosque is like a Chinese garden, with plants and pavilions, a very peaceful place. A must visit.
On the outside, the bustling and labyrinthine muslin quarter is also a place to walk around and enjoy... a truly living place
Written September 19, 2011
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latravelller
Sydney, Australia88 contributions
The muslim quarter, near the great mosque is filled with street vendors and little restaurants selling really tasty food. There you will find a lot of the cuisine that is famous in the region, and dumplings galore.

Really recommend you go and have a look!
Written August 27, 2009
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emiana
London, UK195 contributions
This is a beautiful mosque. It was fascinating to see the influence of Islam in China, which is not the first thought for a Westerner (Islam usually is associated with Middle East or the 'Stans). The mix of Chinese and Islamic art is also a wonderful sight. The mosque is tranquil and is an excellent place to spend some time and learn something new. The area around it is great as well - loads of shops, interesting (and delicious) food stalls and friendly people.
Written May 27, 2008
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onechase
Los Angeles, California16 contributions
The mosque is located in Xian's muslim quarter, which is well worth a visit only if to sample very tasty Chinese Muslim cuisine. For those uninitiated in the multiculturalism of China's past, it's a fantastic place to see. And it's a welcome respite from Xian, which is not the world's prettiest city. Seeing the call to prayer is interesting, but be aware that you cannot enter the main mosque building during prayer, and Western women should dress modestly to avoid stares.
Written January 4, 2007
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Santomanca
Shanghai, China62 contributions
Couples
After living in too many different culturel and religions countries. This is very interesting muslim mosque i ever seen. Old and Chinese style building. If you don't look nicely might think this is house or temple.
After i see this difference I understand how imported to travel for understanding world.
Written March 12, 2016
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TheEagleGuy
Stockport, UK505 contributions
We entered the mosque via the busy bazaar that surrounds it. It really was a relief to get away from the noise and smell of that area and into the clean and calm mosque.

At first it almost looks like some sort of Buddhist or Confucian temple, or even some sort of park, rather than a mosque. But when one studies the various buildings and status it suddenly becomes clear that the writing is in Arabic and not in Chinese.

Non-Muslims have access to all area except the mosque itself which is only open to Muslims that have come to worship.
Written September 10, 2008
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