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Dungan Mosque, Karakol
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See an unusual place of worship at Dungan Mosque, which features a construction style more like that of a Chinese Buddhist temple than Islamic mosque of Kyrgyzstan. Constructed over 100 years ago by a Chinese master who wanted to give the Muslim population a place to pray, the structure was built utilizing bricks and wood held together with no nails, and furnished with ornate decorative carvings and a curved, undulating roof. The last of eight mosques that once stood around the town, the site offers a rare opportunity to see a distinctive place of worship, unlike any found elsewhere in Karakol. Using our custom trip planner, Karakol attractions like Dungan Mosque can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Interesting place to visit related to the history of Karakol city. There is a Dungan (Chinese) mosque in Karakol built by a Chinese architect and 20 artisans between 1907 and 1910. It was built entire...  more »
  • The Dungan Mosque or Chinese Mosque as it is also known as, is very unusual. When you seem it, even close up it resembles a Chinese Temple in almost every way with very typical Chinese architecture, t...  more »
  • It's a quick trip to see it but it's worth it. Chinese architecture in a mosque - so unique. A very peaceful place. 
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  • A small mosque but interesting architecture nevertheless. I think there's an entrance fee if you wanna go inside the prayer hall.
  • Looks very Chinese like but nice. Is one of the few attractions in Karakol, but not a must
  • Lazokas paqaru tyy lazhannyy reklyama s Tadzhikistanskoya levashna.Na maqar daliy noviya kharikatura?A britolka zaqan?
  • Seemed like architectures from Mongolia or China. It didn't take too long time seeing all and needed some donation at entrance.
  • Mosque is beautiful and build without using a single nail. One of the most popular tourist attraction in Karakol as well.