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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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  • 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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  • Hit the mosque quite accidentally, just tired of the road and brought the children to the first comes attraction. Inside all purely traditionally rose bushes, a canal with water and a local Mullah perfectly speaking Russian and told the children that the Mosque used to be a Buddhist datsanom and after her abandoned became a mosque.
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  • This mosque is designed in an unusual manner. The famous Dungan mosque in Karakol, built in the style of a Chinese Buddhist temple, is one of the architectural monuments of the Dungan culture end 19 century. All the colors of the mosque also represent different cultural concepts Dungan, red-protects against evil spirits, yellow-contributes to the accumulation of wealth and brings into the House welfare and green-symbolizes happiness.
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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.