Pushou Mosque in Beijing

Pushou Mosque

Beijing Pushou Mosque is one of the four most famous mosques in Beijing. It is also named Jinshifang Street Mosque which is named after the street in the west of Beijing where the mosque is located.

Why is Pushou Mosque So Special

Pushou Mosque was first built during the fourth year (1429) of Xuande of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and renovated several times in the past. In 1982, the Pushou mosque was reconstructed again with a construction area of 1373 square meter. The prayer hall covers an area of 200 square meters in the style of Chinese classical palace architecture. The buildings inside the mosque is spectacular with its shape and coloful design in the Ming style.
Currently there are over 2500 muslim households with over 11,000 muslims living in the community of Pushou Mosque.The Xicheng District Muslim Association is located inside the Mosque.

How to get to Pushou Mosque from Beijing

  • Line 2 subway 28 min
    ¥3 – ¥5 (Qianmen Station → Jishuitan Station →Walk for 9 min  Deshengmen Outer Street Side Road)
  • Taxi from Beijing to Deshengmen Outer Street Side 7 min
    One-Way from: ¥30 – ¥40

Accommodation around Pushou Mosque

  • Jianguo Hotel
    One of our top picks in Beijing. Boasting a picturesque garden, the centrally positioned Jianguo Hotel features non-smoking rooms with an interior décor that fuses traditional and modern elements. About 300 m from the popular Silk Market, this hotel features free WiFi and 6 dining options.
  • Lucky Family Hostel 
    It located in Beijing’s Hutong area, Lucky Family Hostel offers free Wi-Fi in public areas and simple yet comfortable rooms. It features bicycle rentals and a tour desk for guests’ convenience.
  • Grand Millennium Beijing
    The luxurious Grand Millennium is elegantly located in Beijing Fortune Plaza, close to the new CCTV Headquarters. It boasts an indoor swimming pool, pampering spa services and 4 dining options

Useful Travel Tips for Visiting Pushou 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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