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Xi'an Mosque, Xi'an

#4 of 55 in Historic Sites in Xi'an
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
A fusion of both Islamic and Chinese architectural elements, Xi'an Mosque represents one of the most famous Muslim sites in the country. Founded in 742 CE by traveling Arab and Persian traders, the mosque has long served as a hub of worship in the region. Wander the extensive grounds, split into four distinct courtyards, to enjoy the manicured gardens and lush surroundings. As you approach the main building, you'll find an array of calligraphy engravings and brightly-colored awning decorations in hues of red and green. Note that although the mosque features the usual minaret, its tiled rooftops recall the classical Chinese style with their signature upward-curving corners. Keep in mind that the prayer hall does not open to visitors. Use our Xi'an day trip planner to add Xi'an Mosque and other attractions to your Xi'an vacation plans.
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  • super cool mosque near the Muslim quarter. if you are in the area, it is worth a visit. the people here were very nice, and were very happy to see a foreigner take interest in their culture.  more »
  • Unless you visited during one of the prayers, you could not tell this is a mosque. Architecturally, there are no signs. Minaret is a the storey pagoda. When you look closely, there's are some...  more »
  • This is a picturesque mosque in Xian which was down a small alley off the loud and hustling Muslim Quarter. You will be shocked at how quiet it is in this courtyard compared to the loud street quarter from where you just came. It is beautiful to walk through and hear the history about one of the oldest religious insinuations and the local community how it came to be. This is still an active religious site so you should be midjnful if visiting around the time of a daily prayer service.
  • Absolutely amazing. A must visit. Even the walk to the mosque was very enjoyable.

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