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Address: Tumen St, Quanzhou, China
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While walking along Tumen Street, one passes by the QIngjing Mosque gatehouse, as well as the outer part of the Fengtian Hall (奉天壇), which was once the main prayer hall of the... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2016
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

Not very much to see, but it's very presence alone will intrigue every visitor. This mosque is the oldest in this part of the world. Much older than any mosque in Indonesia and Malaysia. It was completed in the beginning of the 11th century. Islam established itself in Malaysia and Indonesia in the 15th century.

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Ko Samui, Thailand
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163 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2016

The old mosque has historical interest but there's not much to see and not much in the way of any museum type displays. Allow 15 minutes max in fact on the way to other temples. The stone work is mostly there but the roof is long gone so no classic dome. Beware the beggars outside and tour groups inside. The... More 

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Reviewed November 22, 2016

5.The Qingjing Mosque is located in the central part of Quanzhou downtown. The Mosque is the earliest existing one of the Islamic architecture in China. Also, It is the earliest existing and the oldest with the Arab architectural style of the Islamic Temple in China. It is one of the shrine of Muslims. When I visited the Qingjing Mosque, I... More 

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George Town, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2016

You are free to roam about and take pictures so long as you do not walk into the prayer hall (whether a solat is in session or not). The only oddity is that they charge an entrance fee.

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Maroc
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Good place to visit , it show the history and how muslim arrive China and when they arrive. I really was surprised to know that this mosque was built in 1009 which means 1007 years ago too long,

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2016

While walking along Tumen Street, one passes by the QIngjing Mosque gatehouse, as well as the outer part of the Fengtian Hall (奉天壇), which was once the main prayer hall of the mosque. After an earthquake, it's not used anymore. There's a nearby modern mosque which was donated by Saudi Arabia.

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Thank 3lgdz
Shenzhen, China
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2016

This Mosque is over a thousand years old. Built around 595 - 605 AD now stands in ruins. Not much to see for those who do not like history but a lot to learn about how the Arab arrived in China in the early years.

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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2016

Very peaceful mosque with an interesting history and clearly still well used. It's also set in an interesting area to wander about. The tiny shop is worth a stop, it's well priced and we bought several Islamic/Chinese cups and a tea set.

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DFW, United States
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44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2016

This is simultaneously the ruins of a 1000+ year old mosque (in a city that was, after all, founded by Arab traders in China), a modern renovation, and an active place of worship. The older parts are of course most scenic. The whole place no longer has a roof, but the palm trees and reasonable well manicured gardens make for... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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287 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2015

This mosque was originally built about 1300 years ago, around 600 AD. Not many people know that the Muslims came to China long time before Marco Polo. This fact is not well known because most people only learn the Euro-centric version of Chinese history. Though the original structures are essentially gone (that's the way with old things, especially in mainland... More 

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