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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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  • Went on a tour to Xi'an, the guide is the I says this Muslim district (private street) is also Sri and and so dangerous was recently closed for tours. I was going to absolutely go ago trip departure. Hotel located within the walls of Tokyo began walking toward drum tower immediately after check-in, at night. Light up the Bell Tower and drum tower is ravishingly beautiful. Once people city is located north of the drum tower has crowds, followed by shopping a few hundred metres, the mutton hanging restaurants and souvenir shops. Similar to the atmosphere of the night stall in Taipei. Food, noodle lamb skewer was very. Could not find alcohol shop because it is best if this beer is the area of the believer. The people who work in the shop area wearing Muslim caps and scarves, and many others features exotic atmosphere. Also is where you want to go.
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  • It’s a crazy Long street. On our first visit we intended to visit the Xi An mosque but didn’t notice the tiny signboard at the start of the street. We ended up not finding the mosque and walked endles...  more »
  • This place is packed on a Sunday but worth braving the crowds. Portrait photographer's dream, this place is colourful and filled with interesting people cooking a whole bunch of Chinese delicacies. It...  more »
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  • Fun bazaar to experience the diversity of Chinese culture. Street food galore , tourists' prices but gladly pay for the fun excitement.
  • Interesting night market, lots of food and souvenir stalls
  • Wonderful experience to visit the locals and to take in the local cuisine! Try different restaurants and booths as well.
  • Great street food. Nice people.
  • Great street to visit while in Xian. Food will astonish you.

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As in most Chinese cities, the least expensive places to stay in Xi'an concentrate around the main train station. To stay in a quieter and safer area, look for rooms in or near the city center, where you can choose between mid-range hotels and affordable youth hostels catering to backpackers and other travelers on a budget. Tourists with bargaining experience can usually get deeply discounted rooms through agents working the shuttle bus station at the airport. If you'd rather avoid dealing with touts, book your accommodations ahead.
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