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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 mosque is one of the four mosques in China, but probably because of the history of the wheel rolling, so the decoration is not and now the halal style in line with more traditional Chinese antique...  more »
  • We come to the Mosque before sunset by passing the street food market and other market. The Mosque garden is very beautiful 
  • Very interesting, even a mosque to see how you didn't imagine it: complete the Chinese architectural style. Anyway - if we look closer, one also finds a or other Arabic characters. An interesting insight...
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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.