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Xi'an Mosque, Xi'an

4.3
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
A fusion of both Islamic and Chinese architectural elements, Xi'an Mosque represents one of the most famous Muslim sites in the country. Founded in 742 CE by traveling Arab and Persian traders, the mosque has long served as a hub of worship in the region. Wander the extensive grounds, split into four distinct courtyards, to enjoy the manicured gardens and lush surroundings. As you approach the main building, you'll find an array of calligraphy engravings and brightly-colored awning decorations in hues of red and green. Note that although the mosque features the usual minaret, its tiled rooftops recall the classical Chinese style with their signature upward-curving corners. Keep in mind that the prayer hall does not open to visitors. Use our Xi'an day trip planner to add Xi'an Mosque and other attractions to your Xi'an vacation plans.
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  • Nestled in the old city centre, Xi'an's mosque is both a beautifully restored old building, a testament to Islam's integration into Chinese society, and a peaceful retreat in the middle of the hustle....  more »
  • Very small functioning mosque with a few stone and wooden archways and a small garden area. Somewhat rundown. Unless you are muslim you will not be allowed to enter the sanctuary area. Overall not...  more »
  • So much to see and discover in the Muslim quarter. So many culinary specialties, around every corner a culinary adventure awaits you.  more »
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  • This is a picturesque mosque in Xian which was down a small alley off the loud and hustling Muslim Quarter. You will be shocked at how quiet it is in this courtyard compared to the loud street quarter from where you just came. It is beautiful to walk through and hear the history about one of the oldest religious insinuations and the local community how it came to be. This is still an active religious site so you should be midjnful if visiting around the time of a daily prayer service.
  • Absolutely amazing. A must visit. Even the walk to the mosque was very enjoyable.
  • I had no idea this place existed before I cam here. It was a beautiful fusion of Islam and East Asian culture.
  • Loved it. The gardens are wonderful. The history amazing. The architecture stunning.
  • good place of street food. dont miss chinese hamberger and squid baking

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