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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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  • This was a fascinating place, but was spoiled by electric motor bikes and scooters threatening to run you down  more »
  • A few steps away from the modern grandeur of Xi-an's heart, the Muslim quarter flips this serene experience on it's head. A sea of vendors, artists, and hostesses usher you in with free samples and de...  more »
  • Our guide gave us 30 minutes, we had a tight schedule, we could have spent much longer! They are barters that get a little feisty, don’t ask for a price unless you want to purchase. I offered too low ...  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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