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Address: No.5 Jiulou Lane, Daxi Street, Urban Area, Datong 037004, China
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Phone Number: +86 352 206 7337
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Very interesting.

Centrally located, this practicing mosque however heavily restored gives an interesting perspective on the combination of architectural styles and religions on the silk road.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 April 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Centrally located, this practicing mosque however heavily restored gives an interesting perspective on the combination of architectural styles and religions on the silk road.

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Xi'an, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

I stopped by The Grand Mosque whilst I was exploring Datong on foot. I had read there was a mosque and had it on my list of things to see however stumbled upon it by accident looking for coffee. The entry cost is 10 Yuan. I was there around an hour wandering the grounds. All of the buildings in the... More 

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City of San Marino, San Marino
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

A plaque says that there's a mosque tradition in Datong going back to 628 AD. That seems unbelievable, but let's believe it and credit this Muslim community, if not the exact place, to be one the most ancient in all China. The existing buindings are much more recent, obviously, and in the style of any other Chinese temple compound. The... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Even if it's more obvious that it's a Mosquee than the one in Xi'An, it's still in a very Chinese way The best parts are visible from outside

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

In the centre of the walled part of Datong it is a very pleasant Mosque with lovely gardens and well set out. Quite an important Mosque in the town, you don't need much time here.

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Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

Not very different in layout from the Buddhist temples, it is however a Mosque with all the essentials of a mosque. A very particular one though. The staff are very helpful and a pleasure to deal with.

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Arcueil, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

Here is a very nice and traditional wall! ... nothing more ... and a souvenirs shop. Do not expect any other attraction there.

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Chengdu, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2011

At the time of writing, the Datong Old Town was undergoing massive restorations. The city has undertaken the mammoth project of rebuilding its ancient city walls from scratch, and its main temples have had (over-zealous) facelifts. One less publicized project is the restoration of Datong's historic mosque. The mosque was closed during our visit as a new plaza is being... More 

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