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Address: West of Bell Drum Towers Square , Beilin District, Xi'an 710000, China
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Guided Leisure Walking Tour to Muslim Quarter in Xi'an

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Wow, this place never sleeps! You can walk for hours just taking in all the culture. There are tons of different vendors selling food and goods. We are vegetarian and we had many... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wow, this place never sleeps! You can walk for hours just taking in all the culture. There are tons of different vendors selling food and goods. We are vegetarian and we had many options to choose from! Noodles, tofu, potatoes, fruit, and desserts. But if you are veg too be aware you will see a lot of hanging animal carcasses... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Muslim food variety of Chinese style or Arab. Chinese. Very noisy., near bell tower exit nine , worth two hours visit.

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Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Prefer to go in the morning, because morning people still haven wake up and the smell is still fresh. the food here some good, some bad. But most food is too salty! Becareful your bag, put infront of you.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

WE visited around lunch time and the food stalls were exceptionally busy selling all manner of foods, some we have never seen before but mostly prepared on a stick 'kebab style' to eat on the run. We felt perfectly safe although it was so busy I would advise being very careful about your valuables and the possibility of pick pockets... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Muslim Quarter is an area for food. There was everything there that you can imagine and would never dream up in a million years. Battered octapus on sticks, roasted rabbit heads (quite a delicacy to the locals!) braised lamb hoof and so the list goes on. It is a vibrant area full of families who go there to eat... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Muslim quarter is great to visit in the evening. Like a lot of tourist think too. You don't know where to look. Everything feels like an open air bazar. Food is everywhere. It takes a bit to join a line or order something when you don't speak the language. But what the heck. Give it a try. Even if... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Found that most booths were not listing their prices. Naturally, you would walk up and ask for prices. They told me RMB$10 (March 2017) for a piece of lamb skewer. Same for spicy tofu, drinks ... etc. Later on, I found out on Youtube that they only charged RMB$5 for locals !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Since that day, I stopped buying anything from... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A chaotic market selling mostly snack food and tourist 'junk' worth a brief visit of at most 2 hours for a snack lunch.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had been vacationing in China for over a week when we came across the Muslim Quarters. It was like being transported to another country and another time. Hundreds of street vendors and small shops were cooking and preparing food and spices before your eyes; with some food/spice preparations hundreds of years old in tradition. Our guide took us through... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the joys of international travel is trying new foods. This street, festively lighted with many signs and decorations, features roasted lamb skewers, small potatoes seasoned wit local spices, candies and sweets, toys for children, tea shops, roasted peppers, and other adventures. (have you eaten squid on a stick?)

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