Mosques in Taiyuan

Taiyuan Ancient Mosque 太原清真古寺

The Taiyuan Ancient Mosque was also called Chongzhen Masque. It was first built in the Zhenyuan Period (785-804), Tang Dynasty(618-907) and rebuilt and enlarged in every dynasty. Now it is one of the well-preserved masques in south of China.

The temple is a two-entrance courtyard, locating in the west and opposite to the east. It covers an area of 2,300 square meters. The major constructions are the main hall, teaching room, Shengxin building, pavillion, bath house, meeting room, imam room and other facilities. The front yard is the Shengxin building with double floors. The prayer hall is in the back yard. It covers an area of 460 square meters and can hold 500 people to do prayer. The temple keeps many censers, inscriptions and inscribed boards of every dynasty, especially Qing Dynasty(1644-1911) and Ming Dynasty(1368-1644) . There are 30 volumes of handwritten Koran.

Address: 48 Jiefang Road, Xinghualing District, Taiyuan, Shanxi (山西省太原市杏花岭区解放路48号)

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Irfan 2012-08-09
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Hi Ruzu, I am Irfan from Mumbai, India. I will be on business trip in Taiyuan from 18th to 25th August. I am searching mosque and muslim hotels who served halal foods. The address specified by u is 48, Jiefang road and on site chinamuslim.com the address is 7, Jiefang road, so which is correct. also inform me whether there all prayers including eid prayer followed.
Hi Irfan, can you tell me the name of the hotel? Whitney Liao replied on 2012-08-10
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