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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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  • The Muslim quarter feels tucked away down smaller streets near the Bell Drum Towers Square. Even if you don't buy anything or eat a bite, it is a glorious place for exotic and moody pics of Xi'an. In ...  more »
  • We had a nice time exploring this area and shopping in the market. Bought some t shirts for the grandchildren and a couple trinkets. Interesting afternoon... 
  • The cold noodles and lamb kebabs are amazing, but just walking around this market is sensory overload. Go at night for the best experience. The lights, people, and smells are just what you want from a...  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.