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Mosques in Guilin

Mosques in Guilin

Though there were 17 mosques in Guilin in history, many Guilin Mosques were destroyed and currently there are 6 mosques in Guilin for its 9000 Muslims. With Muslim communities nearby, Mosques in Guilin are located near hills and gardens of Guilin’s picturesque landscape. Decorated with Arabic style inside, mosques of Guilin have traditional Chinese architectures from outside. Muslims settled down in Guilin long time ago. Historical records showed that a Muslim family of Bai migrated to Guilin in the Ming Dynasty.

The most famous mosque in Guilin is Chongshan Road Mosque covering a floor space of 1218 square meters. Chongshan Street Mosque was built during Emperor Qianlong’s rein (1735-1796) in the Qing Dynasty. Though it has been renovated for quite a few times in history, the current architecture of Chongshan Road Mosque still resembles its original style of early Qing period. The Maping Street Mosque is located under the Elephant Hill on the east bank of Li River. It looks grandeurs and solemn with green glazed roof tiles, white walls set against the beautiful landscape of Seven Star Park. Other mosques in Guilin include Ancient Mosque, Guilin Female Mosque, Xixiang Mosque, Luojin Mosque which is in Yongfu County, Liutang Mosque and Wutong Mosque which are located in Lingui County.

    Guilin Mosque (Masjid) Guide
  • Guilin Ancient Mosque

    Guilin Ancient Mosque

    The Ancient Mosque was first built in Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), used to cover an area of 5,669 square meters, now 984 square meters. It was rebuilt for many times after destroyed in wars. The architectural approach is rare in mosque buildings. Courtyard-style buildi...Detail
  • Guilin Chongshan Street Mosque

    Guilin Chongshan Street Mosque

    The Chongshan Street Mosque dated back to Qing Dynasty under the reign of Yongzheng. It is the best maintained mosque with the largest scale in Guilin, occupying an area of 2000 square meters. The architectural feature of the mosque blends both Chinese traditional s...Detail
  • Guilin Maping Mosque

    Guilin Maping Mosque

    Guilin Maping Mosque was first built in the 10th year(1671) of Kangxi’s reign, Qing Dynasty(1644-1911). It occupies an area of more than 2000 square meters. Combinated with Chinese and Arabian design, the Mosque is a quadrangle courtyard with simplicity and el...Detail
  • Guilin Xixiang Mosque

    Guilin Xixiang Mosque

    Guilin Xixiang Mosque is also called the Northeast Mosque, which was built in the 13th year (1907) of Guangxu, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). It covers an area of about 333 square meters. The Mosque was once the personal property of a businessman -Ma Rongxi,on Shuidongme...Detail
  • Guilin Liutang Mosque

    Guilin Liutang Mosque

    Guilin Liutang Mosque was first built in Kangxi Period, Qing Dynasty(1644-1911). It covers an area of 1,424 square meters. The mosque is precise layout, containing compact structure with plants, seasonal fragrance inside. It is a four-entrance courtyard. The first en...Detail
  • Guilin Luojin Mosque

    Guilin Luojin Mosque

    Guilin Luojin Mosque was first built in the 30th year (1850) of Daoguang, Qing Dynasty(1644-1911). It covers an constructed area of 600 square meters. The design of the mosque is symmetrical, towering and solemn. The main hall is a construction with green round arch...Detail