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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Muslim Quarter and many more Xi'an attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Xi'an vacation generator.
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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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  • Get ready to haggle and see some unusual food stuffs to try, the Chinese are so friend Y they don't get cross if you don't buy as with some cultures  more »
  • We started walking this area after dark. Perfectly safe and very interesting. W found an area with outside sitting and settled in. The food was delicious and different from the typical Chinese meals t...  more »
  • Plenty of vendors selling their wares and food on both side of the streets and narrow alleyways -- however prices and quality vary. There is an old mosque built with Chinese architecture which is uniq...  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.