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Muslim market, Xi'an

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Jostle your way through the crowd while enjoying the pungent aromas at Muslim market, a street packed with shops and food stalls. Paved with dark blue-grey flagstone, the 500 m (1,640 ft) long street offers local must-try specialties such as roujiamo (spicy marinated beef) and yangrou paomo (Uyghur pita bread soaked in thick lamb soup). Extending north from a landmark tower, the street marks the gastronomical hub for the area, its market serving the 20,000-plus Muslim community here. Watch craftsmen make ornamented bread or candy, which you can take as a souvenir. Take a look at our Xi'an trip planner to schedule your visit to Muslim market and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • First it is not 1 street it's multiple streets. If you walk all of it, it's pretty big. Some stores have marked prices and other stores you bargain like crazy. We went at night and this place comes al...  more »
  • Come at night, eat here, freshly made food. Lamb & Beef flavours get into your nostrils. But also freshly baked bread and sweets you can buy here. This "crazy" atmosphere (which isn't crazy) you just ...  more »
  • Visiting a market was an interesting experience. I gave me an insight of what the real life is like in this community. It was hot day and the smells were over whelming, even though I wanted to taste s...  more »

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