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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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  • August 17, 2017
    The Muslim quarters are always busy and crowded. it is an interesting place for a visit. Try some local specialties, if you dare. We did not:). You can do some shopping, there too In the streets close...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    You might think terracotta is the best? Nah, boring. The Muslim area is great, it's rather tight streets with food, drinks, accessories and people. It's vivid, full all the time and with a lot of ligh...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    A place with plenty of night life. It is a good place to taste typical food and find curious things.
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  • June 22, 2017
    Fun bazaar to experience the diversity of Chinese culture. Street food galore , tourists' prices but gladly pay for the fun excitement.
  • July 6, 2017
    Interesting night market, lots of food and souvenir stalls
  • July 5, 2017
    Wonderful experience to visit the locals and to take in the local cuisine! Try different restaurants and booths as well.
  • June 29, 2017
    Great street food. Nice people.
  • June 21, 2017
    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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