"Muslim Quarter- Visit the Great mosque" Muslim Quarters Tip by K.Knight

Muslim Quarters, Xi'an: 62 reviews and 124 photos

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  • Grounds of the Great mosque - Xi'an
      Grounds of the Great mosque
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In the shadows of the drum tower you have access Vendor Street in the Muslim Quarters. A small alley leads you away from the main street and into a covered market known as Vendor Street. Approx 150 meters along this market you can turn left into a narrow passageway that has a small sign saying “the Great Mosque” (It is not that easy to find!)

The mosque certainly does not look or feel much like a traditional mosque; in fact it is very Chinese in all aspects of its design, including a pagoda.

When Anne and I visited there was a Muslim funeral taking place. The men were outside a room, sitting in the shade, while the women were around the body that was draped in a white sheet. Anne and I did not know where to look and we felt very uncomfortable being there so, out of respect, we decided to head to the other end of the grounds.

Entry was 20 Yuan each in July 2008.

Directions: Near Bell and Drum Towers in the centre of teh city

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  • Written Sep 12, 2008
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