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Dungan Mosque, Karakol

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3.8/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web
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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  • We made an interesting visit to this building although were not allowed inside and the ladies had to don hooded cloaks for respect. Lovely elderly gentleman at the entrance. 
  • Mosque in the form of a Chinese pagoda. Interesting. Chinese Muslims have invited the architect with his native country and hence the strange, as a mosque. Be sure to watch.
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  • This mosque represents a fine example of the place of worship for Chinese Muslims who inhabit the town of Karkol. 
  • Lazokas paqaru tyy lazhannyy reklyama s Tadzhikistanskoya levashna.Na maqar daliy noviya kharikatura?A britolka zaqan?
  • Mosque is beautiful and build without using a single nail. One of the most popular tourist attraction in Karakol as well.
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  • The most beautiful place
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