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Kashgar Idkah Mosque
Located in the west of the Idkah square, Kashgar city, covering an area of 25.22 acres, Idkah Mosque is not only the largest mosque in Xinjiang, but also one of the largest mosques in China. The buildings are all built in traditional ethnic and religious Islamic style. Idkah Mosque is divided into 7 parts, the main sights includes the main hall, outside hall, courtyard, Hall of Prayer, gate tower and other structures.
Facts about Idkah Mosque
The original Mosque was built in 1442 by Saksiz Mirza the ruler of Kashgar.
Idkah Mosque was expanded for the last time in 1873 by Yakup Bag, a powerful ruler of Kashgar.
The mosque remains the center for religious activities in Kashgarr.
Every Friday afternoon an estimated 10,000 Muslims gather at Idkah Mosque to pray.
Xining Dongguan Mosque
Located in Dongguan Street, Chengdong District, Xining City of Qinghai Province, the Xining Dongguan Mosque is the best-preserved mosque in the city of Xining. Also the Xining Dongguan Mosque is one of the four great mosques in northwest China. Dongguan Mosque was first constructed in the year of 1380 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). After being rebuilt in 1913 and expanded in 1946, the existing mosque went through its final renovation in 1979.
Facts about Xining Dongguan Mosque
Dongguan Mosque is the largest in Qinghai and occupies an area of 13,602 square meters.
Architecture of the mosque combines styles of Chinese and Islamic architectural art.
The prayer hall occupies an area of 1,136 square meters and is capable accommodates 3,000 people for prayers at a time.
Yinchuan Nanguan Mosque
Yinchuan Nanguan Mosque is home to the Islamic Cultural Centre of Yinchuan. The original mosque was built during the end of the Ming dynasty and rebuilt and expanded in 1916. Covering an area of 2,074 square meters, the mosque is divided into two layers. The building follows the Arab architectural style and ethnic characteristics. The fine intricate details of the décor are truly magnificent.
Facts about Yinchuan Nanguan Mosque
Nanguan Mosque is the largest mosque in Yinchuan.
The mosque can accommodate 4,000 people for religious activities.
The 5 green domes on top of the two-storey building have symbolic meaning. It is said that the biggest dome in the center symbolizes Mohammed the prophet of Islam and that the remaining four represent four Imams.
Xian Great Mosque
Xi'an Great Mosque, as the largest and best preserved mosque in Xi'an, it is one of the principal mosques in China. It is located in the northwest of the famous Drum Tower on Huajue Lane Xi’an Great Mosque has a long history that dates back to the year of 742 of the Tang Dynasty. The whole complex of the mosque is built into a rectangular shape running the east-west trend. The mosque can be divided into four courtyards with lush trees, geometrically arranged flower nurseries, carved stone and gateways inside.
Facts about Xian Great Mosque
Xian Great Mosque was enlisted in UNESCO Islamic Heritage List in 1985.
The mosque occupies an area of 12,000 square meters with a construction area of 6,000 square meters.