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The mosque broadcasts prayers and teachings. Outside of these hours, the ground is very quiet. I was prepared to give rmb10 as per earlier review. But no one collected. Small group of Muslim from the community was chatting amongst themselves. Two other couples went in...More
No entrance fee. From outside Middle East style inside "Chinese temple style". You can find some English poster inside with some explanations. Good condition and architecture. Its near the drum tower.
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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....More
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...More
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.
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...More