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Muslim Quarter, Xi'an

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Immerse yourself in the Islamic culture located within the city center at Muslim Quarter. Inhabited by about 20,000 Muslims, the quarter covers several blocks and shelters some of the oldest and best-preserved mosques in China. Explore the dark-colored stone streets, which contain residence and business buildings modelled on the styles of Ming and Qing Dynasties. Get acquainted with the friendly descendants of first Muslim diplomatic and merchant immigrants who operate restaurants, shops, and workshops, and maintain their own traditions and customs. Also, try out local dishes sold by street vendors and check out market stalls offering authentic handicrafts and exquisite souvenirs. To visit Muslim Quarter on your holiday in Xi'an, and find out what else Xi'an has to offer, use our Xi'an online day trip planner .
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  • We visited the "Muslim Food Street" twice- during the day on our excellent tour to the Terracotta Warriors and other places with Jasmine of travelxianguide (when we also visited the Great Mosque and m...  more »
  • This was unexpectedly delightful! Just walking through and seeing all the interesting foods (squid on a stick!) and the huge mill stone grinding the peppers. Colorful! Busy! Fun! And at the end of the...  more »
  • expand your cultural awareness and definitely go to this area just behind the drum tower square if you are in xian  more »
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  • Great place to sample the local atmosphere and Muslim culture in China. Very vibrant and bustling streets. The food market has lots of street vendors and restaurants which prepare everything right in front of you. You will need to be willing to be adventurous if you are going to try some of the local dishes. Nice to also see at night all lit up. There is also a souvenir market and several mosques in the area - the great mosque is the most popular.

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