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IM000754ac Xi'An Great Mosque Tower

IM000754ac Xi'An Great Mosque Tower
When people talk about mosque, minaret is the very first thought that comes to mind; However, unlike most mosques in Middle East or Arab countries, the Great Mosque of Xi'an is completely Chinese in its construction and architectural style, except for some Arabic lettering and decorations; Tthe mosque has neither domes nor traditional-style minarets; Originally built in 742 AD in Tang Dynasty (618 – 907 AD), Great Mosque of Xi'an combined Islamic culture with Chinese traditional architecture seamlessly and became most featured and renowned mosques in China; China Shaanxi Province Xi'An Capital Great Mosque.

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 albertsville
albertsville
I would never have known it was a mosque
6 years ago.
Jacques club
has replied to albertsville
These kind of roofs, so beautiful by the way, are probably in the Chinese concepts perhaps by the shape of their eyes (lol)! Thank You Carol!
6 years ago.

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