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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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  • Best visited in the evening. An amazing opportunity to soak up some culture, try different things to eat and buy some souvenirs. A fascinating place and another must see place. 
  • My understanding of the culture was much improved folloowing this part of the visit. There have been may cultures and religions passing through here over the centuries. It's worth spending an afternoo...  more »
  • Muslim Quarter is a feast for the eyes. Lots of street stalls and food stands -- everything from butchering a sheep to pulling taffy -- right on the street. Great for souvenirs, but not for quality go...  more »
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  • Nice place to hang around after sunset. Many branches of the walkway leads to another enclave. Fantastic.
  • Street food paradise! One of the most lively and colorful districts of Xi'an. The Chinese Muslim influence is really visible.
  • Very crowded and touristy. Also a bit pricey. It is basically a big food market. No historic value.
  • An excellent place to be to experience the Muslim township in the middle of Xi'an. Great muslim food of all sorts and flavours. Prices are good, eating places are clean although at the street level, you may find things that are disorganised. There are over 160 million Muslim in China and Xi'an city has about 30% Muslim populations.
  • Great shops, wonderful food, and some very creative pickpockets.