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Beautiful building, interesting history

Although you can't go into the actual mosque, it and the surrounding buildings, all in wood, are... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2018
Dublin, Ireland
brilliant place

How fascinating that this Muslim Mosque is built in the Chinese style and all in wood as well. Pity... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2018
Keighley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

Although you can't go into the actual mosque, it and the surrounding buildings, all in wood, are beautifully and colourfully painted in a very different style to what you expect in Islamic architecture. They are testimony to the Dungan (19th century Chinese Muslim refugee) community...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

How fascinating that this Muslim Mosque is built in the Chinese style and all in wood as well. Pity we couldn't get inside as it was prayer time. Loved the wooden minaret as well

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

This is a great mosque to visit and there is a lot of history about the place to read about or just listen to your guide.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peter R
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

So it's a little disappointing. very pretty on the outside though. When Chinese culture and Muslim religion meet (2 very special styles). Also interesting to note that it was put together without metal nails.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

this is very different to most mosques you see, very much in the style of the Chinese makers. well worth a look if you are in the area. you can't go inside

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank phillkentuk
Reviewed September 13, 2018

If you have time in Karakol, certainly worth visiting. It's built with only wood and no nails. Must try the Dungan noodles too when you're in town!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lovelylilac
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Due to the history behind the mosque, it has a unique architectural elements incorporating Chinese influence. From a distance the complex may not look like a typical mosque, thus a reason why to visit it. Situated near the city centre, the mosque is not easy...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Firoz U
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

The price is 20som per person I wanted to put 50som for me and my girlfriend. We had a bill of 100som with us and I asked for changes, and the guy at the entrance asked us where we were from, I am from france...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hugo H
Reviewed August 22, 2018

I visited this mosque while taking an early morning stroll outside my hotel. It opens at 6am, and I was the first visitor. There is an entrance fee of 20 som, and head covers and shawls are hanging on the interior of the gate,in case...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

It is avery interesting mosque, because it is built chinese style. When no tourist I found it a meditative place. As foreigner I could not go inside, but still I could feel the quietness.

Date of experience: August 2018
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