Xi'an Muslim Quarter
Introduction of Muslim Quarter：
Beiyuan men Islamic street is a famous gourmet street in Xi'an. The north courtyard gate of Hui’s Street was the local authority of Qing Dynasty. It was named Beiyuan because the governor Yamen of Shaanxi was in the north of Drum-tower. In the late 1990s, some Hui people rented houses and managed food and beverage in this street, since then Beiyuan Gate became Hui street.
What to visit Muslim Quarter?
Beiyuan men Islamic street is located in Lianhu district, Xi’an city , about 500 meters long, moving north and south. It is characterized by blue stone paving, tree-lined, and it has many Ming and Qing buildings on both sides, the restaurants and utensils are operated by Hui people. There are 10 different mosques, while the most famous one is Huajuexiang mosque. When you walking on the block, you can see some commercial outlets which combined traditional Chinese architecture style with Muslim architecture plus ethnic costumes, handicrafts, Muslim non-staple food, restaurants and Hui snack shops to name just a few.
What to taste in Muslim Quarter?
Muslim Quarter is also known as "Huifang" or "Fangshang", where you can taste all kinds of Xi'an snacks, such as kebabs, mutton steamed buns, soup steamed buns, spicy mutton hoof, mutton in water basin, fried rice with pickles, salted beef and mutton, Liangpi, Pita Bread soaked in Mutton Soup, Biang Biang noodle, Eight Treasures Congee , marinated meat in baked bun plus Fermented Glutinous Rice and so on.
When is the best time to visit?
Every March to October are the best time to travel to Xi'an, because at that time, tourists can not only enjoy the view of Xi'an, but also see some cultural relics of Xi'an.
Among them, from June to September is the peak season of tourism in Xi'an every year, but during this period, the weather will be very hot and there will be many tourists.
In addition, from Mid-November to March of next year is the off-season of tourism in Xi'an. At this time, the climate of Xi'an is cold and dry and the temperature is really low, so there are fewer tourists. Although it is not the peak season of tourism, most scenic spots carry out off-season prices. Considering the economic factors, it will be the best time to travel to Xi'an.
Other information about Muslim Quarter:
Let's continue to visit, besides tasting some delicious food, you can also experience the historical Muslim cultural here. Meanwhile, the Muslim Square have many mosques, such as the Huajue Lane Grand Mosque, Guangji Street Mosque and the Daxuexi Lane Mosque. Amoung them, about 20,000 Hui people live here, and they still maintain their religious traditions and living habits.
In addition, most tourists will start at the North Courtyard Gate of West Street, which is not far from the Drum Tower and Bell Tower in Xi'an.
Travel tips of Muslim Quarter:
1.This is a Muslim residential area, and tourists should respect their customs and habits.
2.Please take care of your valuables during the peak hours
3.During the holidays, there will be a lot of passengers here, so at that time, every restaurants needs to queue for meals.
How to get there?
Travelers can take Metro Line 2 to the Bell Tower Station and it will takes about 5 minutes to walk to Muslim Quarter.
The admission ticket: Free of Charge
The scenic area is open all day