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Niujie Mosque, Beijing

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The Niujie Mosque is the oldest mosque in Beijing, China. It was first built in 996 during the Liao Dynasty and was reconstructed as well as enlarged under the Kangxi Emperor (r. 1661-1722) of the Qing Dynasty.The Mosque is located in the Niujie area of Beijing's Xicheng District, the spiritual centre for the 10,000 Muslims living in the vicinity and it is the biggest and oldest one in Beijing. It was within the Xuanwu District before it merged into Xicheng in 2010. Niujie in Xicheng District, where the mosque is located, is the largest area inhabited by Muslims in Beijing.The Niujie Mosque covers an area of approximately 10,000 square meters. The mosque reflects a mixture of Islamic and Han Chinese cultural and architectural influences. From the outside, its architecture shows traditional Chinese influence and the inside has blend of Islamic calligraphy and Chinese design. The main prayer hall is 600 square meters in area, and can hold more than 1,000 worshipers, while non-believers cannot enter it. The mosque, built out of timber, is home to some important cultural relics and tablets such as the upright tablet of an emperor's decree proclaimed in 1694 during the Qing Dynasty.
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  • Traveling from the heart of Islamic Civilization, it was an honor to visit this beautiful and genuine piece of Chinese architectural masterpiece. A mosque which draws parallels to similar masterpieces...  read more »
  • I got used to your prayers because I'm a Muslim. Place to bathe, and the hot water. Chapel and welcomes the solemn atmosphere, highly concentrated, worship. Shop and sells cattle town Qing dynasty Temple history books, hats, etc. There are shops selling mackerel in a grand ceremony, and many Muslims residing in the North Chapel Temple of meat and daily necessities. Enjoy the feeling of Muslims have been living, restaurants. On the side across the street for Muslim supermarket and sells souvenirs for buns, etc.. Muslims didn't be seen!?.
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  • from Metro 20-30 minutes of stomping, the mosque itself extraordinarily beautiful ancient structure that looks more like a Buddhist temple, than as a mosque! for me it was very suddenly this solution architects! a place of spiritual, special atmosphere directly, not just a point of interest, and the monument of the spiritual heritage
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  • It is the oldest masjid in China, first built in 996AD. Now it is almost 1020 years old. Prophet Muhammad SAW hijrah to Madinah is already 1437 years this year. Therefore, Niujie mosque can be safely said to be built 417 years after hijrah. Wallahu'aklam.
  • It's a 800 m walk (10 min) from exit C of the Guang'anmennei metro station on line 7. This is an active Muslim mosque and you'll see worshipers praying and strolling the grounds. There is a gate fee of 10 RMB. There are English signs and a map to indicate the landmarks. Buildings have a blend of Islamic calligraphy and Chinese design.
  • A beautiful mosque near a supermarket selling halal goods.
  • Most wonderful place to be there
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