"Moslem Quarter and Great Mosque" Muslim Quarters Tip by roamer61

Muslim Quarters, Xi'an: 63 reviews and 129 photos

  Central courtyard of the Great Mosque
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  • Central courtyard of the Great Mosque - Xi'an
      Central courtyard of the Great Mosque
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  • Chinese style minaret - Xi'an
      Chinese style minaret
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  • Hui man serving moslem style noodles - Xi'an
      Hui man serving moslem style noodles
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Located behind the Drum Tower, one can find the Moslem Quarter. Inhabited by the Hui, Chinese Moslems who trace their ancestry to the Tang Dynasty when Islam first reached China via the Silk Road. The Great Mosque is situated here, amongst alleys full of shops and food stalls.
Admission is charged to enter the mosque. Non-moslems are not permitted in the main prayer hall.

Directions: Near Bell and Drum Towers in the centre of teh city
Website: http://artofadventuring.com/the-foods-of-xian-muslim-quarter

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  • Written Nov 6, 2011
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