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Address: Tumen St, Quanzhou, China
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While walking along Tumen Street, one passes by the QIngjing Mosque gatehouse, as well as the outer part of the Fengtian Hall (奉天壇), which was once the main prayer hall of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 August 2016
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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

5.The Qingjing Mosque is located in the central part of Quanzhou downtown. The Mosque is the earliest existing one of the Islamic architecture in China. Also, It is the earliest existing and the oldest with the Arab architectural style of the Islamic Temple in China. It is one of the shrine of Muslims. When I visited the Qingjing Mosque, I... More 

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George Town, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

You are free to roam about and take pictures so long as you do not walk into the prayer hall (whether a solat is in session or not). The only oddity is that they charge an entrance fee.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Good place to visit , it show the history and how muslim arrive China and when they arrive. I really was surprised to know that this mosque was built in 1009 which means 1007 years ago too long,

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

While walking along Tumen Street, one passes by the QIngjing Mosque gatehouse, as well as the outer part of the Fengtian Hall (奉天壇), which was once the main prayer hall of the mosque. After an earthquake, it's not used anymore. There's a nearby modern mosque which was donated by Saudi Arabia.

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Xiamen, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

This Mosque is over a thousand years old. Built around 595 - 605 AD now stands in ruins. Not much to see for those who do not like history but a lot to learn about how the Arab arrived in China in the early years.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Very peaceful mosque with an interesting history and clearly still well used. It's also set in an interesting area to wander about. The tiny shop is worth a stop, it's well priced and we bought several Islamic/Chinese cups and a tea set.

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DFW, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

This is simultaneously the ruins of a 1000+ year old mosque (in a city that was, after all, founded by Arab traders in China), a modern renovation, and an active place of worship. The older parts are of course most scenic. The whole place no longer has a roof, but the palm trees and reasonable well manicured gardens make for... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

This mosque was originally built about 1300 years ago, around 600 AD. Not many people know that the Muslims came to China long time before Marco Polo. This fact is not well known because most people only learn the Euro-centric version of Chinese history. Though the original structures are essentially gone (that's the way with old things, especially in mainland... More 

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Hachioji, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

Quanzhou, called Zaitun(means Olive) in Arabic, is the starting port of Maritime Silkroad. There is the oldest mosque in China. Imagine how Marco Paulo traveled

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Chengdu, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014

This ruin is a testament to an interesting epoch in human history: the era of the Indian Ocean trade or the so-called Maritime Silk Road. A thousand years ago the city of Quanzhou was flocked with Islamic traders from the Middle East, who traded rare and valuable spices for china and silk. This mosque is a survivor of that era,... More 

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