Mosques in Chengdu
Chengdu Huangcheng Mosque (成都皇城清真寺)
The Chengdu Huangcheng Mosque is the most famous Masque in the southwest of China. As the temple is near a royal palace in history, so it is named the Huangcheng Mosque. The Masque covers an area of 6,600 square meters, with a construction area of 5,600 square meters. It is the largest Masque in Sichuan Province and is one of the famous old temple in China.
The architectural style of the temple combined the Arabic style and Ming, Qing Dynasty's architectural style as a whole. The existing constructions include an entrance wall, two gates, an ambulatory, a shower room, a library and a prayer hall, etc. The entrance wall is opposite the main gate. Between the wall and the gate, it is a street. On the top of the main gate is the tablet marked the name of " Huangcheng Mosque". Outside the main gate is the fence. On the top of the second gate is the tablet marked the name of "Kai Tian Gu Jiao" ( it means a old temple with a long history). The second tablet is the relics of Qing Dynasty(1644-1911). The library holds a lot of Islam books with Arabic and Chinese language. The prayer hall is a newly building with grand scale and simplicity. The temple is the center of the Islamic Association in Sichuan Province
Address: 80 Yongjing Street, Xicheng District, Chengdu, Sichuan (四川省成都市西城区永靖街80号)
Chengdu Guloujie Mosque 成都鼓楼街清真寺
The Guloujie Mosque was first built in the 8th year (1375) of Hongwu, Ming Dynasty(1368-1644). It was greatly rebuilt in Yongzheng Period and Qinlong Period, Qing Dynasty(1644-1911). The main existing architecture is the prayer hall, widening 16.86 meters and deepening 31.55 meters. In the hall, there are two line of golden pillars. The roof of the hall, covering with glass tiles, is in rectangle shape. The rear of the hall is built into a brick wall, but the remaining three walls are installed by wooden lattice doors. The whole building is the architectural style of Qing Dynasty.
Address: 155 South Street of Gulou, Chengdu, Sichuan (四川省成都市青羊区鼓楼南街115号)
Other Mosque in Chengdu
- Chengdu Jiangnan Mosque
- Chengdu Tuqiao Mosque
- Chengdu Jiusixiang Mosque
- Chengdu East Mosque
- Chengdu West Mosque
I updated this article on February 27, 2014
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I am not sure if all the muslims can speak English in Chengdu, I think most of them can't speak English.
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CeciliaCecilia Peng replied on 2013-12-28