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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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  • We found the Muslim Quarter as we rode bikes from our hotel, it’s easy to find but due to the virus everything was shut. Would definitely like to revisit one day as we did find some hidden treasures.....  more »
  • Many stalls and quite a bit of bargaining. Food, souvenirs, clothes, scarves, silk products and then food again. Mostly, local food, made in front of you. Try the local snacks and the noodles. Very...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Such a great place to visit! Excellent fresh food street after street. Lively, entertaining, and very reasonably priced. Love this place....a must when in Xi'an!!
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