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“Xi'an Great Mosque” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Xi'an Mosque

Xi'an Mosque
Huajue Alley, Xincheng District, Xi'an 710043, China
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Guided Leisure Walking Tour to Muslim Quarter in...
Ranked #11 of 325 things to do in Xi'an
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Owner description: 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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“Xi'an Great Mosque”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

A very simply and peaceful place to getaway from the bustling market streets of Xian, Xian's main attraction are the Terracotta warriors. A small donation is required to tour the area freely, mind you there are no guides or tours which allows you to explore the grounds on your own, with the call to prayer echoing in the background makes this place a surreal adventure.

Visited September 2012
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Sai Kung N.T., HONG KONG
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Getting there is half the fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

You wind through covered alleys filled with little shops, some of which actually have things you might want to buy. The Mosque itself, considering its age and its marriage of architectural styles, both Indian and Chinese, is a delight.

Visited August 2013
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Montrouge, France
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“Highly recommended”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This mosque is not at all dome shaped like mosques around the world. Rather if no one tells you that it is a mosques you would provbably have thought that it was one of China's famous old building. The structure is typical chinese structure. I really enjoyed visiting this mosque as it is different.

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“A pleasant surpise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We weren't quite sure what to expect here, but it was much more interesting than we thought, and not what you would expect a mosque to look like - the markets nearby are also excellent and very interesting, so put this one on your itiniterary.

Visited August 2013
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Gibraltar
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“Unique”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Having travelled to the see the Mosque of Abu Dhabi the year prior this was unique to see a mosque in a Chinese setting. The area around it was also interesting to walk with souvenir shops and food shops - but we had young children and we settled for the McDonalds next to the Drum Tower.

Visited August 2013
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