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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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  • But, seen only from the outside, as they were in the wrong clothes. Our local guide we all told about it, but it would be interesting to visit and see ...
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  • This was originally a Buddhist temple? Now converted to a mosque,many of which are springing up in the whole country after its days as part of Russia.  more »
  • Dungan mosque is unique for its architectural style. It's the only well preserved Dungan mosque in Kyrgyzstan, where you can see the integration of Muslim and Chinese architecture. The mosque is close...  more »
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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.