Located in the west of Xiguan Street, Xiguan Mosque is one of the old and major mosques in Lanzhou city of Gansu Province
. The Xiguan Mosque was constructed during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and it had undergone several reconstructions in Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Xiguan Mosque occupies an area of 4,800 square meters.
Architectures of the Xiguan Mosque are of strong Islamic styles
but have also combined with Chinese traditional art. Main constructions of the mosque include the gate, prayer hall, Bunker building, Shengxin Pavilion, bathroom, learning house and other facilities.
The main hall is the prominent building in Xiguan Mosque. It is a four-storeyed prayer hall in the height of 37 meters and each storey in the height of 3.9 meters. Imam room, teaching house, dormitory, storage room, bath room and scripture chamber are all seated in the main hall. Also there is a small prayer hall for female in the main hall. The main hall is in the domical shape with the support of 20 arches.
Xiguan Mosque is not only an important place for local Lanzhou Muslims
to do prayers and attend religious activities. It also has held religious schools. The mosque has trained many Muslim scholars and has made great contribution to the development of Islamic education and culture. It receives thousands of Muslims every year to do prayer there.
||Linxia Road, Chengguan District, Cuiying Gate 1
Photos of Xiguan Mosque