Dungan Mosque

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Mars Atlas
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan196 contributions
The mosque was built in the last century by craftsmen brought from China. Its was built using wood and without any nails. Its was the first mosque in Karakol. The entrance fee is 20 som. Ladies would be required to put on a robe that is available over there.
Written January 28, 2020
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lbdusold
Chicago, IL115 contributions
Friends
While staying in Karakol, my boyfriend and I went to visit the Dungan Mosque. When we went it was quiet and empty. We paid a 20som donation fee to enter and walked around the mosque. The architecture is very interesting. It was built by a Chinese architect, so it is very unique and unlike any other mosque I've seen. That being said, it could use a new coat of paint and some restoration work. In addition, we couldn't go inside. So there wasn't much to see! We spent about 5 minutes walking around before leaving.

If you're in the area it could be nice to stop by, but I wouldn't recommend going out of your way to view it!
Written October 18, 2016
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Paul C
Amsterdam, The Netherlands155 contributions
Very special Mosque, with many wooden details, colourful and a good opportunity to visit if you are in Karakol!
Written February 8, 2020
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Rachel M
London, UK84 contributions
Solo
This Buddhist style mosque is interesting to see if you are in Karakol. There is a small
suggested donation. You need to cover up but there are robes there. There are toilets there.
Written September 11, 2019
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Edin Krnic
Tuzi, Montenegro3,104 contributions
Solo
This is really nice Mosque in center of Karakol. 100 years old. Made by high quality wood. Chinese style in Chinese architecture in heart of Kyrgyzstan
Written April 15, 2019
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Edin Krnic
Tuzi, Montenegro3,104 contributions
Solo
Lovely mosque in center of Karakol. Great dungang an Chinese architecture gave to this mosque totally different view.
Written June 4, 2022
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claudia.ricu
Barcelona, Spain103 contributions
Solo
I went to the mosque because the weather was too bad for going hiking. It was a nice surprise. The mosque is small and colourfull. Tourists have to pay 20som and women must cover their hair (they provide scarves). Karakol is a small city, so visiting the mosque is one of the few cultural things you can do.
Written September 19, 2019
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boston-tech-guy
Boston97 contributions
Dungan is the term used to refer to the Muslim people of Hui origin that fleeing violence in the 1870s and 1880s migrated from Eastern China to Kyrgyzstan. The Dungan mosque in Karakol is a unique structure whose architecture has many pre-Islamic Buddhists elements. It is constructed entirely of wood without using any nails and is colorfully painted in red, green, and yellow. In Dungan culture, yellow symbolizes prosperity, green symbolized happiness, and red wards off evil spirits.

Entrance 20 som. Open daily 8:00-18:00. Women must cover their arms, legs, and head; hooded coats are provided for free at the entrance.
Written September 5, 2019
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Michal O
Poprad, Slovakia157 contributions
Couples
Nice mosque full of colours. 20som to enter which is cheap anyway. Toilets are free of charge, it is a bit far from the centre on foot but worth a visit
Written August 17, 2019
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Zdenko
Sydney, Australia845 contributions
Friends
This is very interesting mosque, probably unique in its construction and style. It was made by Chinese architect from wooden elemets and without the nails. After 100+ years it is still in very good shape with practically all original parts. It is very colorful for a mosque, with dominant blue color.
For female visitors they provide the robes with the hoods, so no problem if you don't have your own scarf.
Written July 31, 2019
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