The Fuyou Road Mosque, located in Fuyou Road, Shanghai, is one of the oldest and major mosques in Shanghai. Fuyou Road Mosque was first constructed in the ninth year of Tongzhi during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and was rebuilt and expanded later. The mosque now covers total area of 1,520 square meters.
The mosque was constructed into a three-storey building including the main buildings of prayer hall, audience hall, imam’s room, libraries, conference halls, bathrooms and other facilities. The mosque was built to face to north. Stepping into the temple, there is a rectangular and spacious courtyard. In the north of the yard stands the water house while the prayer hall holding an area of 450 square meters locates in the south of yard. What should be also mentioned is that the prayer hall is built in the traditional Chinese palace-style, where tourists can get a chance to take part in the lectures.
There are a lot of artistic decorations inside the mosque. Additionally, visitors can also appreciate various types of pattern and pierced carvings painted in the roof beams. Flower fences are seated around the hall, grillwork windows and carved floor and doors can be seen around the prayer hall.
Fuyou Road Mosque was used to be the center of political, religious and cultural for Muslims in Shanghai. Now it still acts as a service center to do prayer and other Muslim activities in Shanghai. It is a good choice for Muslims to do prayer when coming to Shanghai for a visit.