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Review of Xi'an Mosque

Xi'an Mosque
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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.
Reviewed October 9, 2013

I visited the mosque on a nice day, but when I was looking for then entrance I walked past it for more then three times. When I found then entrance an made it into the mosque I found it an interesting mosque. It has some characteristics of Arabic mosques but all the buildings are build in the Chinese style. This makes the mosque very interesting. There are many different gardens and rooms that you can visit as non muslim and it is a good example of how the Islam is integrated in the Chinese culture. Of course as a non Muslim you cannot enter the praying hall and washing rooms but that is fine, because i did not really have the need to see that.

Also the surroundings of the mosque are very interesting and are worth a visit.

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

I visited Xian in May 2013 as a solo traveler. I went to the muslim quarter and thru all the stalls of food, etc...and finally found this mosque...aww, very pretty, unique and peaceful.
I went late on 1 afternoon and the place was empty. WEEE, no tours....eventually a group in a tour arrived...but I enjoyed it a lot. I like gardens and stone work.

I would recommend...if you are already in the area, stop by.

Beautiful garden and nice unique buildings.

Thank panedu50
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

The surrounding area of the Mosque, is more interesting the Mosque itself....one would expect some combination between a Chinese style structure somewhat combined with a traditional Mosque. Well not here....it is totally a Chinese looking structure, and unless you can recognize some Arabic on some of the wall , and watch the guys pray, you will not know that it is a Mosque. That makes it vey unique, after seeing many traditional Mosques in other places, but to find it in China, sure makes it interesting. The guide told us that there are about 20 million Muslims in all of China. The markets surrounding the Mosque are very colorful, and full of energy-making and selling all kinds of foods, spices and sweets, combined with the usual vendors who sell anything from Chinese clothing to touristy stuff. A good place for bargains, and make sure you bargain....its part of the experience....We had freshly squeezed pomegranate juice there that was outstanding....

Thank Ronwol
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

This review is a bit of a cheat because it's not about the Xi'an Mosque itself, which we didn't get to see. However, it's the best way of alerting fellow travellers to the Muslim Quarter (Huiminjie) itself because that's worth a visit.

The Muslim Quarter is a large, teeming part of Xi'an. You can walk down its streets where there's a seemingly endless array of shops and of stalls selling street food. It's just a case of soaking up the atmosphere - and, of course, of resisting the attempts of people to sell you things.

It took us so long to stroll through the Quarter in late afternoon that we didn't have sufficient time to visit the principal mosque. However, we did visit the Daxuesixiang Mosque, which is up a side street near to the school. This is most interesting, not crowded, and it's fascinating to see traditional Chinese architecture meeting Muslim culture and religion.

Also worth a visit s the Folk House (Giojia Dayan) at 144 Beiyuanan)

1  Thank John Q
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Went here with a tour guide as part of a city tour - might be a little hard to find by your self unless you had a good map. The mosque is very interesting and located right near a market so you can pick up your touristy bits and bods at the same time. Can't recall the cost but cheap

Thank MrsMBallarat
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