Mosques in Xi'an
Xi'an Great Mosque
Xi'an Great Mosque is the largest, and one of the most important islamic place in China. Covering an area of 6,000 square meters, the whole complex can be divided into four courtyards. In the first courtyard, there is a wooden arch. The arch is nine meters high, with glaze-covered tiles, and can be traced back to the seventeenth century. Three chambers stand either side of the arch, in which is now displayed some furniture preserved from the Ming and Qing dynasties. In the center of the second yard stands a stone arch with two steles on both sides. On the steles are famous calligraphic writings from prominent ancient calligraphers. The fourth courtyard contains a big prayer hall which can accommodate over a thousand people. The mosque has become a famous tourist attraction in the Xian, which receive a lot of visitors each year. See our tours to visit this mosque
Location: It is located at 30 Huajue Lane in the center of the city.
Daxuexi Lane Mosque 大学习巷清真寺
Dxuexi Lane Mosque is lcoated on the north side of Daxuexi Lane, facing the Great Mosque in Huajue Lane. It is the second largest mosque in Xian, next to the Great Mosque in Huajue Lane. It is also called the West Mosque.
Xian Xiaopiyuan Mosque 西安小皮园清真寺
The Xiaopiyuan Mosque was first built in the late of Tang Dynasty(618-907). It is one of the first masques in Xi'an.
The temple is a construction that combines the Chinese palace-style and Islamic temple-style. It covers an area of 5,986 square meters with an constructed area of 2,032 square meters. The temple is a four-entrance courtyard. The first entrance is to the female temple. The second entrance is to the imam office and learning house. The third entrance is to the chanting room. The four entrance is to the moon platform. The major constructions are the prayer hall and other two buildings.
Address: Xiaopi Lane, Xi'an, Shanxi (西安市中心的小皮院巷内)
Xian Dapiyuan Mosque 西安大皮院清真寺
The Dapiyuan Mosque was first built in the 9th year (1411) of Yongle, Qing Dynasty(1644-1911). The existing temple covers an area of about 3,333 square meters with a constructed area of 1,610 square meters. The prayer hall occupies an area of 354 square meters. It is a Chinese classical architecture. There are many big trees in the temple. The environment of the temple is quiet and clean. The temple keeps 51 Arabic Classic. There are 4 imams, 13 Xurdong and 5 Manla in the Masque. The Masque hold 480 households of Muslim people and the total population is the 4,000 people.Address: 108 Dapiyuan, Beilin District, Xi'an, Shanxi (陕西省西安市碑林区大皮院108)
Xi'an North Guangji Street Mosque 西安北广济街清真寺
The North Guangji Street Mosque was first built in the late of Ming Dynasty(1368-1644) and was rebuilt in Qing Dynasty(1644-1911). The temple design combines Chinese nationality characteristic with Arabic temple style. The existing temple covers an area of 2,000 square meters with a constructed area less than 1,000 square meters. The major constructions are the prayer hall, Bunker building, south and north pavilions, bath house and other facilities. The prayer is 12 meters high and 13 meters wide. It is consisted by the Juanpeng, middle hall and the back hall. The Bunker building is a double hexagon shape with 13 meters high.Address: 83 Guangji Street, Lianhu District, Xi'an, Shanxi (西安莲湖区北广济街83号)
Xian Dongxinjie Mosque 西安东新街清真寺
The Dongxinjie Mosque was fist built by Hui people in 1939 and was rebuilt for many times. The existing temple covers an area of 1,000 square meters. The major constructions are the prayer hall, teaching room, water house and other facilities. In the important festival, Eid al-Fitr Day and Id al-Adha Day, there will 3,000 to 4,000 local and foreign Muslim people taking part in the religious activities.
Address: 62 Jianguo Lane, New Town District, Xi'an, Shanxi (西安新城区建国巷62号)
I updated this article on January 17, 2013
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