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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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  • Xian stethoscope metabolism. Islamic mosque--once upon a time in this section? It's called a form. You can just imagine the Muslim mosque la Dome, which too was amazed the other type La. Only!
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  • An interestingly different place. A mosque in the Chinese style. When you enter (fee) you leave the noise, sights and smells of the Moslem markets, to place of quiet beauty. You can just wander the gr...  more »
  • This is the oldest mosque in Xi'an. Built by traders, it melds middle-eastern and Chinese styles. Gardens punctuated by 'gates' lead to the prayer hall. Coming from the bustle of the street, this is a...  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.