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Huangcheng Mosque

Introducing Huangcheng Mosquequ, Huangcheng Mosquequ Guide, Huangcheng Mosquequ Travel Guide.
Article from Chinaculture.org, edited by Cathy

The Huangcheng Mosque is one of the most famous mosques in Southwest China. It is called Huangcheng (palace wall) for short, and located in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province. Huangcheng Mosque was named because it is near to the palace of a dynasty in the local history. Huangcheng Mosque is the headquarters of the Islamic Association of Sichuan Province.

Huangcheng Mosque was established in the 16th century. The first repair began in 1858. In 1917, Huangcheng Mosque was seriously destroyed by war. Although Huangcheng Mosque was rebuilt right after the war, its scale was reduced for financial reasons. Originally Huangcheng Mosque covered an area of more than 6,600 square meters, while it only took up about 5,000 square meters after the reconstruction. However, Huangcheng Mosque is still the largest mosque in Sichuan Province.

The existing mosque consists of an entrance wall, two gates, an ambulatory, a bathroom, a sutra library and a worship hall, etc. The entrance wall is just opposite to the gate and there is a street between them. A tablet with the name of the mosque on it is hung on the first gate, and a tablet with four Chinese characters Kai Tian Gu Jiao (the most ancient religion) on it is hung on the second gate, which was made during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). There are many block-printed Arabian and Chinese Alcoran in the sutra library. The worship hall was recently rebuilt. It is magnificent, simple and unsophisticated.

Quick Facts on Huangcheng Mosque

• Name: Huangcheng Mosque
• Location: Downtown Chengdu
• Best Time to Visit: All Year
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 1 Hour
• Admission Fee : CNY 10

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