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Xi'an Mosque, Xi'an

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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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  • We visited the Xi'An Mosque (and "Muslim Food Street" and Market) on our excellent tour to the Terracotta Warriors and other places with Jasmine of travelxianguide, and it was quite interesting, being...  more »
  • This was a stand-out location in Xi'an which really feels like an oasis in the city. Walking out of the market into the courtyard has a muffling effect on the busy streets outside. It is peaceful and ...  more »
  • Through the approach of a souvenir shop. Admission is winter, 15, from March 25 Yuan. Return the English pamphlet at the entrance. (I can't read...) Active shutter was cut this day appeared to be a European and American tourists. We found that unlike ordinary temples and Temple, but looking at the characters, such as.
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  • I am from Indonesia, this is good place which has many great historical
  • This is the oldest mosque in the Silk Route (we were informed) and you can see the Quranic verses written on the inner walls of the mosque.
  • Amazing blend of local and Arab styles. Magnificent complex. Inspiring community.
  • The mosque makes you pay to enter and non-Muslims are only allowed in the courtyard without access to the mosque itself.
  • One of the oldest mosque in xian. Right in the middle of the pedestrian area. Old architecture provides a sense of nostalgia how long the mosque has been in the Xian area.

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