- Travel Guide
- - Dongguan Mosque
- - Kampula National Forest Park
- - Qinghai Lake
- - Qinghai Provincial Museum
- - Riyue Mountain
- - Taer Temple
Dongguan Mosque is initially built in the 12th year (1,380 A.D.) during the reign of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang in the Ming Dynasty (1,368- A.D.-1,644 A.D.). Now it has become one of the biggest mosques in the northwest part of China after several renovations and enlargements with an area of 11,940 square meters. Dongguan Mosque faces east combining the classical Chinese and ethnic architecture style together, and it is very delicate with carved beams and painted pillars.
Dongguan Mosque has Islamic towers and halls. The Worshipping Hall is the biggest architecture in the mosque with an area of 1,102 square meters. The ridge of the hall is decorated by gilding bottles, with Bangke Tower and Watching- Moon Tower on each side respectively. The main gate of the mosque is in western style, which is 10 meters high and 15 metes wide with the tablet “Dongguan Mosque” hanging on the top of the mosque. There is a square with 28,000 square meters between the Worshipping Hall and the wing towers, with different blue slates paved in the square.
The spacious mosque could hold more than 3,000 people for worshipping. It also functions as the highest level college for Islamic Culture Research in northwest part of China.
1. Respect the local customs, and you are not allowed to take photos in the mosque unless permitted.
2. Women can enter the mosque, but they are not allowed to enter the Worshipping Hall.
3. You should protect the culture relics in the mosque when visiting.
Address：south of Dongda Road, Dongguan Avenue, Xining
Bus route: 1, 2 and 3
Opening hours: from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
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