Pudong Mosque in Shanghai

Pudong Mosque

The Pudong Mosque (Chinese: 浦东清真寺; pinyin: Pǔdōng Qīngzhēnsì) is a mosque in Pudong District, Shanghai, China.

Why is Pudong Mosque So Special

Located in Yuansheng Road, Pudong District, Shanghai, Pudong Mosque is one of the major mosques in Shanghai. Pudong Mosque was first built in 1935 and later rebuilt in 1984. 

Introduction of Pudong Mosque


The mosque was originally constructed in 1935 at No. 16 Wujiating, Pudong Avenue. It underwent expansion in 1984 due to its small size. In 1995, the mosque was rebuilt at its present location with the support and funding from Pudong District government.


The mosque covers an area of 1,650 m2 which includes a courtyard, prayer hall, imam room, ablution room and office. The building has light-colored exterior with green dome. The main building consists of three floors built with Arabic style of architecture. It has a 40-meter high minaret and three smaller domes. The mosque also features shop selling books, religious materials and food.

The main prayer room can accommodate 500 worshipers with additional prayer room at the back to be opened during Friday prayer that can accommodate 300 worshiper and the female prayer room section that can accommodate 50 worshipers.

How to get to Pudong Mosque from Shanghai

The mosque is accessible within walking distance north of Yuanshen Stadium Station of Shanghai Metro.

  • Night bus 27 min 
    (East Yan’an Rd → Century Avenue →Pudong Mosque Walk for 18 min)
  • Line 4 subway 31 min
    ¥3 – ¥6 (Shanghai station → Century Avenue Station → Pudong Mosque Walk for 17 min)
  • Taxi from Shanghai to Pudong Mosque 8 min
    One-Way from: ¥35 – ¥50

Accommodation around Pudong Mosque

  • Ramada Plaza Shanghai Pudong Airport 
    1 km from Shanghai Pudong International Airport
    Ramada Plaza Shanghai Pudong Airport is located 1.5 km from Pudong International Airport. It boasts a spa and wellness centre and gourmet cuisine across 3 stylish dining options.
  • Vienna International Hotel Shanghai Pudong Airport Free Trade Zone 
    3.9 km from Shanghai Pudong International Airport
    Vienna International Hotel Shanghai Pudong Airport Free Trade Zone is set in Shanghai, 9 km from Shanghai Disneyland and 20 km from Shanghai New International Expo Centre.

Useful Travel Tips for Visiting Pudong Mosque

  1. 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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