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Muslim Quarter, Xi'an

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Immerse yourself in the Islamic culture located within the city center at Muslim Quarter. Inhabited by about 20,000 Muslims, the quarter covers several blocks and shelters some of the oldest and best-preserved mosques in China. Explore the dark-colored stone streets, which contain residence and business buildings modelled on the styles of Ming and Qing Dynasties. Get acquainted with the friendly descendants of first Muslim diplomatic and merchant immigrants who operate restaurants, shops, and workshops, and maintain their own traditions and customs. Also, try out local dishes sold by street vendors and check out market stalls offering authentic handicrafts and exquisite souvenirs. To visit Muslim Quarter on your holiday in Xi'an, and find out what else Xi'an has to offer, use our Xi'an.
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  • This is a series of streets and alleyways called the Muslim Quarter lined with shops selling all sorts of food and tourist junk. Lots of activity going on and very interesting to wander through. Our.....  more »
  • We visited at night and it was near the metro. Very crowded with lots of people. Plenty of muslim food and we tried roast lamb and some other food. As this place catered mainly to tourists, prices.....  more »
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  • A wonderful place to visit. Go there after sunset and enjoy the beautiful architecture covered in colorful lights. The street is full with hundreds of vendors selling local street food and artistic products. The food is genuinely tasty. Everything is so colorful and lively. A must visit spot on Xi'an.
  • We then continued to the Muslim quarter, starting at the market, one of my favourite parts because it offers a wide range of colourful street food, for all budgets and tastes. We got a bit “lost” and perplexed …of all the movement around here, so many people walking by, vendors offering their products, what a vibrant and full-of-life street. !. We also learned about the history of how the Muslims arrived here and Silk Road route and merchants, a walk past in time..We then arrived at the Great Mosque.

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