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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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  • Nice and beautiful but it is the Mosque that still operates. So, you should beware visiting in the praying time.  more »
  • Stopped specially when traveled through the Pamir Highway to ... Magadan. The first objective was to visit the Museum of N.m.przhevalsky. As well as the wooden Orthodox shrine, one of the oldest in Central Asia. Along the way, and visited the mosque, which is "older" Orthodox Church for a couple of decades. Startled modesty, friendly attitude to Gentiles and politeness of staff and Ministers of religion. As well as a few unusual architecture. More similar to associations and Buddhist temples.
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  • For the Chinese in the Caracol (Dungan people) mosque. Roses are blooming in the fall before the apricot flowers in the spring, beautiful temples, attracts many locals.
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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.