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. See Dungan Mosque and all Karakol has to offer by arranging your trip with our Karakol online attractions planner .
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  • I went because it was in front of the caravan hotel. Good because it came out who ended up chanting the Koran and enters the Park, paid admission 20 SOM, shooting from outside the mosque. It said. However, taken inside, once inside itself, NG said. It was personally quite the sculpture of the roof eaves of attractions.
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  • It is a nice place to come in and see. It is considered as a unique place to visit, I would not say that this is really unique.  more »
  • Seen only from the outside, the building looks more like a small mosque and not something else, East. told that only Muslims can enter, so that inside were not. on the one hand properly, place of prayer-nothing to propylennym around tourists and, on the other, and the Church all you can in all countries, and in Buddhist temples and mosques everywhere in Turkey allowed, no restrictions. pray differently, but to know the religion of each other useful. pulls together.
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  • It's good place to have a look of wonderful mosque built with out single nail
  • 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. Visitors are not allowed to enter the mosque itself and you can admire its architecture just from outside territory.
  • Interesting place, worth visiting, entrance is 20 kgs for non citizens
  • Nice !! We got an apple at entry :)
  • About The Mosque Issyk-kul Central Mosque of Karakol city named after Ibrahim Aji was built by initiative of Ibrahim Aji. He invited the famous Beijing architect Chou Seu and 20 carvers with the skills of traditional Chinese architecture and composition techniques for building the mosque. Construction of the mosque began in 1904 and completed in 1907. An ingenious system allowed builders to build the mosque with no metal reinforcement tools. The mosque holds 42 based pillars. Encircling of the building is multi-tiered wooden cornice, decorated with images of plants like grapes, pomegranates, pears and peaches. Besides it the mosque is registered as a historical monument and protected by the law. Today mosque operates successfully and opens for everyone who visits our city. Why Should You Go There? The Mosque is very beautiful and interesting because it’s the only Chines architecture in Kyrgyzstan. Address: Abdrakhmanova/Bektenova Working Hours: 6am-9pm Cost: 20 SOM Time Spent: 30 to 40 mints Contact: 03927 / 03922
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