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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imperatrixalteria
Western Ireland, Ireland18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
The attraction with this mosque are its gardens. Xi'an is a busy, bustling city. The mosque provides welcome reprieve, fresh air in the middle of the town centre, beautiful architecture and plants. The prayer hall is not accessible for anyone not praying, as is the case with many mosques. It is not the main attraction, the gardens and its pavilions and plants are the attraction.
Written October 19, 2023
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Maxim B
Ottawa, Canada851 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • 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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2011
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, Australia87 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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, UK194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, California15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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, China81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • 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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AlexPOxford_UK
Oxford, UK140 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
As most reviewers suggest this is one of the most beautiful and 'different' areas in Xi'an. An opportunity to mix and deal with one of the Muslim Chinese ethnicities the Huis. Very good shopping opportunities and the place where you have to be a master in haggling (more than anywhere else in China). Street food is tasty and the Hui cuisine has its own uniqueness, so try it (worth taking the risk). Yang Rou Pao Mo (a form of mutton stew in which you crumble the local Hui bread) is a local dish that one must try. There is also a variety of sweets offered in the street -some deep fried- very different from the western ones. However, my advice is to avoid restaurants in this streets. The service is awful and the food in some of them is of really dubious hygiene and quality.
Written August 2, 2010
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TheEagleGuy
Stockport, UK508 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Andrew_Alin
Greater Adelaide, Australia1,628 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Okay, fair enough that a mosque in the middle of a bustling chinese city isn't very common, but nevertheless, not much special about this one. Add having to pay for entry if you're not a muslim ...

Save your time and money, and give this place a miss.
Written February 13, 2014
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