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Mosques in Xian

Mosques in Xian

Xi'an, known Chang'an in the ancient being the great ancient capital in China, is one of the place to first introduce Islam into China. During the Tang Dynasty, messengers from the Arab region and Persia coming to Changan to pay tributes to the Tang Dynasty were mostly Muslims. Later they settled down in Chang'an and the Emperor Gaozong of the Tang Dynasty had officially allowed the practice of Islam in 651. This had started Muslims' journey in China and was followed by the constructions of mosques.

There are about 600,000 Hui Muslims estimated living in Xi'an today. Xi'an has a total of seven mosques, among which the Great Mosque of Xi'an and Xi'an Daxuexixiang Mosque are quite famous.

    Xian Mosque (Masjid) Guide
  • Xian Great Mosque

    Xian Great Mosque

    Xian Great Mosque, as the largest and best-preserved mosque in Xian, is one of the principal mosques in China. It is located in the northwest of the famous Drum Tower on Huajue Lane. This mosque occupies an area of 12,000 square meters with an construction area of 6,000 …Detail
  • Xian Daxuexixiang Mosque

    Xian Daxuexixiang Mosque

    Located in the west of the Great Mosque in Huajue Lane, Xian Daxuexi Lane Mosque is also called West Great Mosque. It is located on the west of Daxuexi Lane, facing the Great Mosque. In a rather large scale covering an area of 6,000 square meters with a construction area…Detail
  • Xian Xiaopiyuan Mosque

    Xian Xiaopiyuan Mosque

    Xian Xiaopiyuan Mosque is one of the old mosques located in Xian. As it is located in the north of the Great Mosque in Huajue Lane, Xiaopiyuan Mosque is also called North Great Mosque. Xiaopiyuan Mosque was first constructed in late Tang Dynasty (618-907). Xiaopiyuan Mos…Detail
  • Xian Dapiyuan Mosque

    Xian Dapiyuan Mosque

    Dapiyuan Mosque is one of the old mosques in Xian. It is located in Dapiyuan Lane of Xian city and facing the Great Mosque in the south direction. Dapiyuan Mosque was first constructed in the year of 1411, the ninth year of Yongle times during Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). A…Detail
  • Xian North Guangji Street Mosque

    Xian North Guangji Street Mosque

    Xian North Guangji Street Mosque is one of the major mosques in Xian. It is located in the middle of North Guangji Street of Xian City. The mosque was first constructed in the late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and was rebuilt in Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).The North Guangji Str…Detail
  • Xian Dongxinjie Mosque

    Xian Dongxinjie Mosque

    Xian Dongxinjie Mosque is a rather new mosque compared with those old mosques in Xian like the Great Mosque and Daxuexixiang Mosque. It was first constructed by Hui people in 1939. And it went through several times of rebuilt and renovations at later times. Dongxinjie Mo…Detail