The Ancient Mosque was first built in Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), used to cover an area of 5,669 square meters, now 984 square meters. It was rebuilt for many times after destroyed in wars.
The architectural approach is rare in mosque buildings. Courtyard-style building as a whole, the Bunker building is in the center, and the main hall is in the back of the Bunker building. During Anti-Japanese War period, Dacheng Normal School moved into up to Guilin, now the left and right side of the building are still the teaching rooms, which is a treasure place for education.
At present, there are about 4500 Muslims living in the community of Guilin Ancient Mousque, all of whom are Hui Nationality. Muslim people from the local or other places often come to the Mosque to do prayer.