Dunhuang Mosque with Moon by daniel.frauchiger  ........... The Dunhuang Mosque was first built in Ming Dynasty 1368-1644 and was rebuilt in the 6th year 1917 of the Public of China.

Dunhuang Mosque with Moon by daniel. The Dunhuang Mosque was first built in Ming Dynasty and was rebuilt in the year 1917 of the Public of China.

Great Mosque of Xi'an It is the oldest mosque China founded in 742. It was…

Great Mosque of Xi'an It is the oldest mosque China founded in It was renovated in later periods, and is still used by Chinese Muslims today as a place of worship.

minaret of a mosque in Lanzhou, Gansu Province, (China).

Minaret of a Mosque. Gansu province in the north-central part of China shares a borders with Mongolia, the Chinese autonomous regions of Inner Mongolia, Ningxian and Xinjiang.

Islam in China--Part 2  Tang Dynasty  Because of the cosmopolitan culture in Tang Dynasty, a steady stream of Arabians and Persians arrived in China for trading and commerce, taking the Silk Road and the overseas route through the port of Quanzhou. Many of those immigrants formed the basis of the Chinese Muslim population and the Hui ethnic group. And the Persian immigrants introduced their customs and traditions to China, including polo, their cuisine, their musical instruments, and their…

Islam in China--Part 2 Tang Dynasty Because of the cosmopolitan culture in Tang Dynasty, a steady stream of Arabians and Persians arrived in China for trading and commerce, taking the Silk Road and the overseas route through the port of Quanzhou. Many of those immigrants formed the basis of the Chinese Muslim population and the Hui ethnic group. And the Persian immigrants introduced their customs and traditions to China, including polo, their cuisine, their musical instruments, and their…

Urumqi, Northwestern China. While China remains popular with tourists the Western region of the world's most populous country is rarely traveled. Despite a brilliant train network which stretches across the country, places like Urumqi, with its Islamic influence remain unknown. The same can be said for a Chinese entry in to Tibet (Versus the popular Nepal-side entry).

From within the orient, Islamic influences stretch into China.

Dongguan Great Mosque in Xining City, Qinghai Province, Northwest China

Dongguan Great Mosque in Xining City, Qinghai Province, Northwest China.

An old mosque in Turpan, Xinjiang, China. Photo taken in 1999 by Flickr user Whitecat Sg

statues-and-monuments: statues-and-monumentsTurpan (China by whitecat sg Turpan, Xinjiang province, China

China's ancient city where Islam took hold (BBC article, Silk Road) Xi'an, Great Mosque, China, Hui people (Credit: Credit: Feng Li/Getty)

China’s ancient city, where Islam took hold

Xi’an’s Silk Road roots continue to fuel one of the city’s most interesting modern-day neighbourhoods.

Hui Mosque in Ningxia, China

This is the Hui Mosque in Ningxia, China. China is home to approximately million Hui people, the majority of whom are Chinese-speaking practitioners of Islam.

Turpan's Green Mosque Turpan is located in the center of the XinJiang province in an area known as the "Turpan Depression", 328ft. below sea level, the lowest and the hottest place in all of China.

Chinese culture Turpan's Green Mosque Turpan is located in the center of the XinJiang province in an area known as the "Turpan Depression", below sea level, the lowest and the hottest place in all of China.

Shir Dar Madresah (Lion's Gate School).  Center for Islamic scholarship,  Samarkand, Uzbekistan.     The second-largest city in Uzbekistan, it is most noted for its central position on the Silk Road between China and the West. Samarkand is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, founded c. 738 BC.    Samarkand is  said to be one of the supremely beautıful cities of the world, compared easily with Rome, Paris, New York, London, or Tokyo.

City of Samarkand, Uzbekistan. In the century the city became the capital of the empire of Timur (Tamerlane). In UNESCO added the city to its World Heritage List as Samarkand – Crossroads of Cultures.

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