Fall Camp Muslim Holy Site - Hongshuiquan Mosque

11/6/2012 Tongdu Sights Xining 3989

In a tributary of the Yellow River source, the southern mountain area and the midstream of Huangshui River, standing a grand and magnificent temple, it is the well-known Hongshuiquan Mosque. The Mosque is located in the eastern Qinghai Ping'an County, over 30 kilometers southwest of the Hongshuiquan village. It is said that it was built in the Ming Dynasty, was originally small scale, but had been expansion after 5 times. The whole temple covers an area of 4500 square meters, consisting of screen wall, gate, the Azan House, the prayer hall and the school, etc. it is famous for its superb craftsmanship and architectural art.

On the architectural style, Hongshuiquan mosque integrates the Han, Hui, Tibetan and other ethnic architectural style and features, but also used a large number of auspicious patterns, such as chrysanthemums, bamboo, plum blossom, orchid, The Eight Auspicious Symbols, the dark Eight Immortals, poetry and painting, etc. Han, Hui, Tibetan and other ethnic cultural elements appear in the same mosque, which is rare in China mosque, but also show as a symbol of national unity and the crystallization of national wisdom.
Hongshuiquan Mosque

Hongshuiquan mosque’s brick art is very exquisite, rare boutique. The beautiful patterns carved on the blue brick mill are the wisdom and skills outcomes accumulated of Chinese Muslims over the years.
Hongshuiquan Mosque

Hongshuiquan Mosque 

There are hundreds of different patterns on the screen wall in front of the mosque, which are also the pattern the folk love to use to make moon cake and refreshments. 
 Hongshuiquan Mosque

Hongshuiquan Mosque

Hongshuiquan Mosque

Hongshuiquan Mosque

The small village in the mountain
Hongshuiquan Village

The road downhill
Hongshuiquan Village

The road uphill: we continuous uphill ride about 20 kilometers to the mosque starting from the foot of the mountain.
Hongshuiquan Village

There’s lots of wild fruit along the mountain roads, sweet and sour.
wild fruit

wild fruit  

There is a small village with about several households on the hillside, where living conditions are extremely difficult, the villagers eat pit water, is completely dependent on the weather.
Hongshuiquan Village

Hongshuiquan Village

Hongshuiquan Village

The child was very interested in the equipment on my mountain bike.
Hongshuiquan Mosque

The front of mosque is the children's playground.
Hongshuiquan Mosque

Hongshuiquan Mosque 

I really like this agile boy.
Hongshuiquan Mosque 

Farmers who worked in the ground
Hongshuiquan Village

Broad beans drying bundles left in the ground after harvest
Broad beans drying bundles

The distance is the Laji Mountain which is more than 4000 meters above sea level.
Laji Mountain

A small village on the hillside
Hongshuiquan Village

Ancient beacon
Hongshuiquan Village

the oats
Hongshuiquan Village

Two female riding friends
Hongshuiquan Village

Winding downhill road 
Hongshuiquan Village

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