Fuyou Road Mosque in Shanghai

Fuyou Road Mosque

The Fuyou Road Mosque (Chinese: 福佑路清真寺; pinyin: Fúyòu Lù Qīngzhēnsì), also known as the North Mosque, is a mosque in Huangpu District, Shanghai, China.

Why is Fuyou Road Mosque So Special

Prior to the construction of the mosque, Muslim from Nanjing had rented two houses for prayer. In 1870, a group of 31 Muslims raised money and purchased 400 m2 of land and constructed the Fuyou Road Mosque during the 9th year of Tongzhi Emperor reign of the Qing Dynasty. The mosque was then later renovated and expanded several times in 1897, 1905, 1936 and 1979.

Introduction of Fuyou Road Mosque


The mosque covers an area of 1,520 m2 located in a three-story building in a traditional Qing Dynasty style. The building houses the prayer hall, audience hall, dean’s room, libraries, conference halls, bathrooms and other facilities. There is a rectangular-shaped courtyard right after the entrance of the building. In the north of the yard stands the ablution room and in the south stands the prayer hall.

The Wangyue Pavilion is built on the rooftop. There are also many decorations inside the mosque with various types of pattern and pierced floor carvings painted in the roof beams.


The mosque used to be the political, religious and cultural center for Muslims in Shanghai. It was also the birthplace for Wu Ben Primary School, the first Islamic school in the modern history of Shanghai. However, the mosque currently serves as the service center for prayer and other Muslim activities in the city. It housed the home of Shanghai Islamic Board of Directors, which was founded in 1909.

How to get to Fuyou Road Mosque from Shanghai

The mosque is accessible within walking distance east of Yuyuan Garden Station of Shanghai Metro.

  • Line 10 subway 7 min
    ¥1 – ¥2 (South Shaanxi Road → Yuyuan Garden Station)
  • Taxi from Shanghai to 378 Fuyou Road 4 min
    One-Way from: ¥26 – ¥32

Accommodation around Fuyou Road Mosque

  • Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai 
    0.7 km from Yuyuan Garden Station
    Located in The Bund, Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai offers boutique rooms fusing Art Déco and Oriental designs overlooking Huangpu River. Free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour gym is provided.
  • Grand Central Hotel Shanghai 
    1 km from Yuyuan Garden Station Metro access
    Grand Central Hotel Shanghai is located next to The Bund and East Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street. Its modern comforts include a large indoor pool and rooms with free internet access.

Useful Travel Tips for Visiting Fuyou Road Mosque

  1. Clothing
    Clothing should be modest, covering your arms and legs with no messages or slogans displayed. Shoes, hats and sunglasses should be removed before entering, with some mosques offering disposable covers for your feet.
  2. Timing
    Tourists should generally avoid visiting the mosque during prayer time, which happens five times a day according to the position of the sun. Fridays usually have group prayer from morning to late afternoon, so try to plan your visit after sundown.
  3. Entering
    Visitors should enter the building with their right foot first and exit with their left. “Assalam Allaikum” is the typical greeting, translating to “peace be upon you.” Visitors can reply with “Wa alaikum-as-salam,” meaning “peace be upon you too.”
  4. Seeing
    Photography is allowed but you should refrain from taking pictures of worshippers or during prayer time. Keep the flash off and avoid walking in front of people in prayer.
  5. Holidays
    Mosques during Muslim holidays like Ramadan are generally still open to the public, though visitors should pay extra attention to religious etiquette during these holy days.

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