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Xi'an Mosque

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Address: Huajue Alley, Xincheng District, 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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A good escape from a busy city

The Xian Great Mosque is a delightful sanctuary in a bustling market area. A small guidebook is provided free of charge which provides a good context for visitors.The phoenix... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Included in tour. Found unkempt, dirty, nothing much to look at, of little interest even if it was the biggest in China, not allowed inside building.

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Thank Ngaire H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A calm and interesting refuge from the busyness of the Muslim quarter. No need to cover your head. Almost no other tourists there when I visited.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Peaceful and architecturally stunning, this mosque is a short walk down an alley from the center of the Muslim district. Even though you can walk in wearing shorts, my feeling is, it's a religious shrine, show some respect. Enjoy the inscriptions, gardens and arches.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Xian Great Mosque is a delightful sanctuary in a bustling market area. A small guidebook is provided free of charge which provides a good context for visitors.The phoenix pavilion is quite unique.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's truly a hidden gem inside the busy Muslim Quarter. You'll forget the hassle and bustle as soon as you step to the mosque complex. It's quite a big place with gardens, gates and buildings before you reach the mosque's prayer hall. No matter what your belief is, this mosque is not to be missed on your Xi'an trip.

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

... because it does not look like one and there is no minarett to be found. Rather a Kind of very old park area with very old traditional buildings, a larger hall for prayers and a visitors room with pics of Heads of States and celebrities who'd been here (like boxer Muhamad Ali). Peaceful and quiet but of course State-controlled,... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is really worth seeing. It is a bit of a mission to find, you have to go through the covered market. There are signs off the main drag showing the way. 40 RMB entrance. A historic site with an interesting mix of Chinese and Arab architecture style and calligraphy from both languages. Very peaceful surroundings. Non-Muslims are not... More 

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Hampton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the heart of a district full of shopping stands and small shops. The Mosque is still in regular use. Lovely plantings and small buildings make this a tranquil spot in the midst of a busy area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss this wonderful mosque while walkng through the market of Xi'an. The entrance is via the covered market and is slightly hidden. The inside is wonderfully preserved and there is a good guide booklet included in the ticket.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The unique Xi'an Mosque can be challenging to locate, even where you're within a short distance of it, because you must go down one of two very narrow shopping corridors (too tight to even count as streets). One of these is just a few feet into the Muslim District as you walk north from the Drum Tower; go left and... More 

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