Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Great Mosque

In the heart of the Muslim Quarter is The Great Mosque. The Mosque is said to have been established in the 8th Century. It is a nice blend of both Chinese and Islamic architecture. The Great Mosque is built facing west, towards Mecca, instead of the usual South. Here are a few photos of this historic Mosque.

1 comment:

gary said...

Its interesting to see and hear of Islamic influnce in China and how long it has been there. I read recently that there are more Christians in China than in Canada. It is such a diverse country with a huge population that its hard to relate to. The company i work for has 27,000 employees worldwide other than China where it has.....120,000 employees.