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Muslim Quarter

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Address: West of Bell Drum Towers Square , Beilin District, Xi'an 710000, China
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Guided Leisure Walking Tour to Muslim Quarter in Xi'an

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Must visit - best after dark

Muslim Quarter is just behind the Drum Tower and a must visit place while in Xi'an. It's a great place just to walk around and watch all that is happening. You can visit during... read more

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Timo R
Helsinki, Finland
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Muslim Quarter is just behind the Drum Tower and a must visit place while in Xi'an. It's a great place just to walk around and watch all that is happening. You can visit during daytime but it's best after dark. Highly recommended and unique area! Weekends can get bit too crowded - better visit during weekdays.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a lovely clean street to visit and carefully choose your food. The pineapple dessert with sticky rice is out of the ordinary. Lovely shops the get lost in. Late afternoon was lovely and just hungry enough for tastings

Thank Magdalena W
St. George, Utah
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Here you will find the best prices for touristy items in China. Better prices than in Beijing or Shanghai

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A vibrant spot, worth the visit if you want to experience big crowds, but tasty and interesting food. I would suggest not going inside the restaurants as the service is poor and they don't speak English.

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Lodi, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a short walk, but so much to see. Make time to visit all the shops. I wished I was brave enough to try the many foods available, but common sense prevailed. In my opinion it is a must see experience.

Thank VickyPCC
Santa Monica, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was the only Muslim Quarter we visited during 20 days in China. Very commercialized, but almost all Chinese tourist sites are. We happened to be there right when it was time for one of the five daily prayers, and got to see the men heading into the Mosque. Women are not allowed to attend, an issue Islam needs to... More 

Thank Michael B
East Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Expect this place to be crowded. Also, expect to find a lot of food and a lot of touristy items to purchase. I wouldn't pay full price for anything in these shops, but I also find better things to buy elsewhere in the city. But if you enjoy people watching then this is the spot . . . and watch... More 

Thank jayhawksean
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great area to sample different non-pork foods. look out for the shops with lots of photos above them with different people. These are apparently the famous shops. Usually they are crowded with people, whereas a shop selling the same thing opposite will be empty. Some even have videos above them replaying the TV coverage of the shop. You have to... More 

Thank Pengilld
Fountain Valley, California
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just spent an hour walking this area and it was amazing! it was during the daytime and very colorful.

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Delft, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is one of the loveliest and live place in Xian. It is always full of people but fun to walk around and try different food. Lamb sticks are very good! Pressed nuts are also very tasty. Freshly squeezed juice is 10-15 yuan. Everything is cheap and tasty! You can also find souvenirs, which are much cheaper than at the... More 

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