Xi'an North Guangji Street Mosque is one of the major mosques in Xi'an. It is located in the middle of North Guangji Street of Xi'an City. The mosque was first constructed in the late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and was rebuilt in Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
The North Guangji Street Mosque covers a land area of 2,000 square meters with the constructed area less than 1,000 square meters. The architecture design combines Chinese nationality characteristic with Arabic temple style. Architectures of the North Guangji Street Mosque is designed to combine the Chinese characteristics with Arabic temple style. Main buildings of the mosque include the prayer hall, Bunker building, south and north pavilions, shower house and other facilities.
The prayer hall is built quite magnificent with the height of 12 meters and the width of 13 meters. This is a classic architecture featured with styles of Ming and Qing Dynasties. It consists of Juanpeng, middle hall and the back hall. This wood and brick structured hall has many exquisite stone carvings, wood carvings and brick carvings to enjoy. The prayer hall is supported by 12 huge columns.
The outstanding Bunker building locates in the back hall of the main hall. Bunker building has a unique double layered hexagon shape in the height of 13 meters. Inside the Bunker building, there are exquisite brick carvings of special patterns engraved on the gate and column.