Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, as indicated in its name, has the largest population of the Hui ethnic group in China. Therefore there are a lot of mosques in the region. Among them, the Nanguan Mosque (南关清真大寺) is one of the most famous. Rebuilt in 1981, it occupies an area of 2,074 square meters and has two floors. During every local festival, thousands of Muslims worship here.
The upper floor has a spacious prayer hall and a balcony and the ground floor has a shower room, small prayer hall, women's prayer hall, Arabic language school, offices and reception room. As one of the most important attractions, it has attracted many dignitaries around the world.
Nanguan Mosque has a distinct Islamic architectural style characterized by grand domes, arched doors and windows. There are five green domes on the top of this building. The spacious prayer hall on the second floor can accommodate over 1,300 worshipers at a time. There is a fountain in front of the spacious prayer hall, featuring a leaping display of water.
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Admission: 8 yuan
How to get there: Walk from South Gate Square.
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