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Mosque in China Part A

Islam is Arab's religion first, which was introduced into China during the Tang Dynasty and then developed. The first mosque was built in the Tang Dynasty in China.
There are two kinds of styles for the construction of the mosques in China: one is cylindrical dome of the Arab architecture, and the other is with Chinese characteristics, palace-style architecture.

Huaisheng Mosque in Guangzhou
The Huaisheng Mosque also known as Light Tower Mosque, or Huaisheng Light Tower Mosque, located at No. 56, Guangta Road.

Huaisheng Mosque in Guangzhou
Huaisheng Mosque in Guangzhou


Hangzhou Phoenix Mosque
Because the eaves are exquisitely carved, giving the roofline a silhouette resembling the partially outstretched wings of a mythical phoenix bird ready for flight; hence, the popular name, "Phoenix Mosque." It is also called Zhenjiao Mosque, commonly known as the mosque, which is located in No 227, Zhongshan Road, Middle, Hangzhou.

Hangzhou Phoenix Mosque
Hangzhou Phoenix Mosque


Yangzhou Fairy Crane Mosque
Fair Crane Mosque was also called Libai Mosque, located in Nanmen Street, Yangzhou. It was first built in 1275 to serve the needs of the Arab traders and was rebuilt twice in the Ming Dynasty.

Yangzhou Fairy Crane Mosque
Yangzhou Fairy Crane Mosque


Qingjing Mosque
The Qingjing Mosque, also known as the Ashab Mosque, is located in the center of Tumen Street in Quanzhou, Quanzhou, Fujian Province. Imitating a mosque in Damascus, Syria, it was initially built in 1009 and today is the oldest Arab-style mosque in China.

Qingjing Mosque
Qingjing Mosque
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