Xiguan Mosque in Lanzhou
It is a domical architecture of Arabic Islam style, solemn and forceful, which is one of the most grand masques in China.It also has held religious schools, which has trained many Muslim scholars and has made great contribution to the development of Islamic education and culture.
Chinese Name: 西关清真寺
Admission Ticket:10 RMB
Recommended Travel Time: 1~3 Hours
Best Time to Visit:April to October
Location: East of Lanzhou's Jiefangmen Square, Chengguan District, Lanzhou (兰州市城关区解放门广场东侧)
Where is Xiguan Mosque?
Xiguan Mosque is located at the western tip of Zhangye Road, the pedestrian street in Lanzhou. Xiguan Mosque is one of the old and major mosques in Lanzhou city of Gansu Province.
Lanzhou Xiguan Mosque, also known as West Cross Mosque Lanzhou, is a major mosque in Lanzhou. The Xiguan Mosque was first built in Wanli Period, Ming Dynasty(1368-1644). The existing constructions were rebuilt in 1990). The temple covers an area of 467 square meters. The temple keeps 50 volume of lection. There are one imam, ten Manlas, three Xuedong in the temple.
The mosque include the gate, prayer hall, Bunker building, Shengxin Pavilion, bathroom, learning house and other facilities. The main hall is the most prominent building in Xiguan Mosque, covering an area of 141 square meters. It is a four-storeyed prayer hall with the total height of 37 meters and each storey with the height of 3.9 meters. Imam room, teaching house, dormitory, storage room, bathroom and scripture chamber are all seated in the main hall.
Why is Xiguan Mosque So Special？
It is a domical architecture of Arabic Islam style, solemn and forceful, which is one of the most grand masques in China. Xiguan Mosque is not only an important place for local Lanzhou Muslims to do prayers and attend religious activities. It also has held religious schools, which has trained many Muslim scholars and has made great contribution to the development of Islamic education and culture. It receives thousands of Muslims every year to do prayer there.
How to get to Lanzhou Xiguan Mosque
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Take Bus 302 to the Stop of Majiapo(马家坡站)
Take Bus 1，4，6，15，18，31，33，44，50，56 and Bus58 to the Stop of Xiguanshizi(西关十字站)
Useful Travel Tips
Muslim Daily Pray Time
Fajr (pre-dawn): 5:29
Dhuhr (noon): 13:25
Asr (afternoon): 06:00
Maghrib (sunset): 08:13
Isha (evening): 09:13
Do not wear shorts or skirt into the mosque
Tie up your hair before entering the mosque
Keep quiet in the mosque
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- Lanzhou Lanshan Golf Club
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