Xi'an Muslim Quarter
It is a common question for tour operators like us.
What to Visit in Muslim Quarter?Entering this hundred years old Muslim Street, you will see some exciting attractions such as the Huajue Lane Grand Mosque, Guangji Street Muslim Mosque, and Gao's Grand Courtyard, to name just a few.
As natives said, the soul of the Muslim Quarter resides in the Xi'an Great Mosque. The holy place has nearly 1,300 years of history. It is one of the top 10 most significant mosques in China. Around 300 people come here to worship every day, and almost 2,000-3,000 followers come here every Friday. Besides, tourists can see worship services in the mosque and get a better understanding of Islam.
After lunch, I would like to watch an authentic shadow play. So I visited the Gao's Grand Courtyard - one of the most well-preserved ancient residential courtyards in Xi'an.
Most tourists visit the Muslim Quarter from the North Courtyard Gate of West Street, which is not far from Xi'an Drum Tower and Bell Tower.
What to Taste in Xi'an Muslim Quarter?When you are entering this dazzling gourmet street, you will be amazed by the diversity of local snacks at this a vibrant area thriving with cuisine from Muslim influences. One iconic dish worth trying is Yang Rou Pao Mo, a nourishing meal made from crumbled unleavened bread soaked in a mutton stew. Roujiamo, a kind of Chinese teamed hamburger stuffed with juicy meat (often lamb or beef), is widely consumed at food stalls on streets. Other delicious treats you can easily find at the corner of the city include Liangpi (cold noodles), Pomegranate Juices, and Sour Soup Dumplings.
Recommended Nearby Attractions in the Muslim Quarter:The Drum Tower and Bell Tower are the iconic buildings in Xi'an; among them, the night scene of Bell Tower is quite stunning. Just standing on the tower, you can see the bustling commercial area around Xi'an City and the opposite Drum Tower.
When is the Best Time to Visit Muslim Quarter?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.
How to get to the Bell and Drum Tower？1. Take the Bus No.4, 7, 15, 32, 43, 45, 201, 205, 206, 215, 218, 221, 222, 251, 300, 604, 611, 612, 612 section, K630, K706, tour 8 (610) Road, and get off at the Bell Tower ( Zhonglou) Station.
2. Visitors can take Metro Line 2 and get off at Bell Tower Station.