Huxi Mosque in Shanghai

Huxi Mosque

The Huxi Mosque (Chinese: 沪西清真寺; pinyin: Hùxī Qīngzhēnsì) is a mosque in Putuo District, Shanghai, China.

Why is Huxi Mosque So Special

As one of a popular Shanghai mosques, it was originally named Yaoshui Lane Mosque. The worship hall has two floors and the roof of the hall is a grand cove. Nowadays, there are Muslim restaurants, martial art training classes, Muslim ideology book shops inside.

Introduction of Huxi Mosque


The mosque was originally constructed at Xikang Road in 1914-1921 and completed in 1922 under the name Yaoshuinong Mosque. In 1935, the mosque underwent renovation and was expanded to be able to accommodate 200 worshipers. The mosque resumed its religious activities in 1979. In April 1994, the mosque was moved to Changde Road.


The mosque covers an area of 1,667 m2. The mosque consists of two-floor prayer hall. It is built with double arches and a fan-shaped roof. It also houses a teaching room, imam room, guesthouse and a bathhouse. It also features a butcher shop and a shop. The mosque consists of one minaret with a height of 25 meters and 6 domes.

How to get to Huxi Mosque from Shanghai

The mosque is accessible within walking distance north west of Changshou Road Station of Shanghai Metro.

  • Line 13 subway 11 min
    ¥1 – ¥3 (Mid Huaihai → Rd Changshou Rd → Huxi Mosque)
  • Taxi from Shanghai to Huxi Mosque 4 min
    One-Way from: ¥27 – ¥35

Accommodation around Huxi Mosque

  • Chenlong Service Apartment – Yuanda building
    0.4 km from “Huxi Mosque, Putuo, Shanghai, China”  Metro access
    The 37-level Chenlong Service Apartment (Yuanda building) offers spacious air-conditioned suites in Putuo District, a 3-minute walk from Changshou Park and the Jade Buddha Templ.
  • Amara Signature Shanghai
    0.5 km from “Huxi Mosque, Putuo, Shanghai, China”  Metro access
    Amara Signature Shanghai is set in Shanghai, only a 5-minute walk from Changshou Road Subway Station (line 7 and 13). It is a 10-minute drive from the bustling Jing’an Business Area.
  • Holiday Inn Shanghai Vista
    0.5 km from “Huxi Mosque, Putuo, Shanghai, China”  Metro access
    Located a 10-minute drive by car from the city centre, Holiday Inn Shanghai Vista offers rooms with 24-hour room service. It features an indoor pool, fitness centre, 2 restaurants and a lounge.

Useful Travel Tips for Visiting Huxi 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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