Qingjing Mosque in Quanzhou

Qingjing Mosque

The Qingjing Mosque (Chinese: 清淨寺; pinyin: Qīngjìng Sì; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chheng-chēng-sī; Arabic: مسجد الأصحاب‎, romanized: Masjid al-Aṣḥāb), also known as the Ashab Mosque, is a mosque located in the city of Quanzhou, Fujian, China. It is found on Tumen Street.

Introduction of Qingjing Mosque


Constructed in 1009, the Arab style mosque is the oldest of its kind in China.


Its area is 2,500 square metres (27,000 sq ft). Many Song dynasty mosques were built in this Arabian style in coastal cities, due to communities of Arab merchants living in them. the entrance of Quanzhou Qingjingsi Mosque ( 泉州清寺净 ) is the only example of stone entrances in mainland China. The inscriptions of the Quanzhou Qingjingsi mosque was dominated by the Arabic language.

 The layout of Qingjing Mosque

This mosque features with a gate, the Fengtian Hall, and the Mingshan Hall. Facing south, the gate is made of diabase & white granite and consists of four conjoined archways. Its pointed-arch portal, 20 meters high, has three layers. The outer and middle layers are similar to the caisson ceiling in Chinese ancient architecture. The vaulted inner layer took on the architectural style of ancient Arab. It is clear that architecturally, the mosque is a combination of Chinese and Islamic styles.

How to Get There

It is easily reached by public bus in Quanzhou. The nearest bus station includes Huaxiangkou Bus Station, Fuwenmiao Bus Station, or Guandimiao Bus Station. The most convenient way is to take a taxi.

Useful Travel Tips for Visiting Mosque

  • Don’t raise your voice.
  • Don’t eat or drink inside a mosque.
  • Don’t let your kids run or play inside the mosque.
  • Don’t leave any rubbish inside the mosque.
  • Do wear proper clothes.
  • Do turn off your mobile.
  • Do take off your shoes before you enter.
  • Do inform yourself about the meaning of mosques.
  • Women: Please do cover your hair.

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Edited by  Lynette Fu/付云锐