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The Grand Mosque

Open today: 08:30 - 18:00
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The mosque broadcasts prayers and teachings. Outside of these hours, the ground is very quiet. I... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
femmemme
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Singapore
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Mosque in China

No entrance fee. From outside Middle East style inside "Chinese temple style". You can find some... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
domn582
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Shanghai, China
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11 Jun 2018
“Quiet”
15 Sep 2017
“Mosque in China”
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No.5 Jiulou Lane, Daxi Street, Urban Area, Datong 037004, China
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

The mosque broadcasts prayers and teachings. Outside of these hours, the ground is very quiet. I was prepared to give rmb10 as per earlier review. But no one collected. Small group of Muslim from the community was chatting amongst themselves. Two other couples went in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank femmemme
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

No entrance fee. From outside Middle East style inside "Chinese temple style". You can find some English poster inside with some explanations. Good condition and architecture. Its near the drum tower. Thanks for reading my review and I hope it was helpful for your trip.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank domn582
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Centrally located, this practicing mosque however heavily restored gives an interesting perspective on the combination of architectural styles and religions on the silk road.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank frenchteddywww
Reviewed 20 November 2015

I stopped by The Grand Mosque whilst I was exploring Datong on foot. I had read there was a mosque and had it on my list of things to see however stumbled upon it by accident looking for coffee. The entry cost is 10 Yuan....More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank LuxAdventureTravel
Reviewed 30 October 2015

A plaque says that there's a mosque tradition in Datong going back to 628 AD. That seems unbelievable, but let's believe it and credit this Muslim community, if not the exact place, to be one the most ancient in all China. The existing buindings are...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Even if it's more obvious that it's a Mosquee than the one in Xi'An, it's still in a very Chinese way The best parts are visible from outside

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

In the centre of the walled part of Datong it is a very pleasant Mosque with lovely gardens and well set out. Quite an important Mosque in the town, you don't need much time here.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Chris101111
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Not very different in layout from the Buddhist temples, it is however a Mosque with all the essentials of a mosque. A very particular one though. The staff are very helpful and a pleasure to deal with.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Arthur F
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Here is a very nice and traditional wall! ... nothing more ... and a souvenirs shop. Do not expect any other attraction there.

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank LudovicRoux
Reviewed 26 August 2011

At the time of writing, the Datong Old Town was undergoing massive restorations. The city has undertaken the mammoth project of rebuilding its ancient city walls from scratch, and its main temples have had (over-zealous) facelifts. One less publicized project is the restoration of Datong's...More

Date of experience: August 2011
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