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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. Arrange your visit to Xi'an Mosque and discover more family-friendly attractions in Xi'an using our Xi'an vacation planner.
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  • The largest mosque in China from 742 is somewhat difficult to find. The best from the main street behind the Drumtower the Muslim quarter. Then you see after approx. 500 meters left a large blue sign pointing to the mosque, leaving by a particularly narrow alley. -The mosque itself seems in nothing at all on what we as a mosque. It looks like a Chinese Buddhist temple. Bridges, fountains, beautiful entrance gates. Even the minaret is a small turret. All very attractive. -and we found very different: no headscarves and women may just go inside and do not cover. Only the prayer room the very back is not accessible for unbelievers.
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  • The signing is rather ambiguous, but we found it. Set within a busy bustling area of the city it is an oasis of calm. We went early in the morning and it wasn't busy. Beautiful old buildings and well ...  more »
  • All of the buildings in the Mosque complex looked just like other Chinese temples, and the name of the Mosque was written in Chinese: 西安清真大寺(meaning Xi’an Purity & Truth Great Temple). So it was a kin...  more »
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  • One of the most well preserved historical sites in China. Most buildings are more than a hundred years old. You can see authentic Chinese architecture and Hui culture. No smoking and few tourists in most of the most populated areas of Xian. Real enjoyed it.
  • الحمد الله The Great Mesjid Xi'an, It's a unique and big Mesjid (Mosque) in Xi'an, architecture it's like Chinese building,...so beautiful
  • SUBHANALLAH SUCH A BEUTIFULL MOSQUE IN CHINA
  • Great Mosque, love being there!!!
  • Incredible place with a great history, and peaceful atmosphere, in a very busy city.