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Phoenix Mosque

Introducing Phoenix Mosque
Hangzhou Phoenix Mosque is one of the four renowned ancient Islamic temples in Chinese coastal areas. The Mosque also enjoys high reputation in the Arab World. As a mosque, it is now a worship center for Hangzhou Moslems.

Phoenix Mosque Fast Facts
• Chinese Name: Fenghuangsi 凤凰寺
• Best Time to Visit: All year around
• Recommended Visiting Hours: About 1 hour
• Things to Do: Photography, Muslim Cultural Study, Architecture
• Opening Hours: 08:00-17:00
• Entrance Fee: Free
• Address: No.227, Zhongshan North Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province

What to expect at Phoenix Mosque

Hangzhou Phoenix Mosque is so named because of its flying phoenix architectural structure. It can dates back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907) while unfortunately was destroyed in the Song Dynasty (960-1279). In 1281, a famous Islam ‘Ala’ al-Din restored Hangzhou Phoenix Mosque. And then Hangzhou Phoenix Mosque was repaired and expanded during the period from 1451 to 1493 in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) before its final completion. In 1961, Hangzhou Phoenix Mosque was included into key cultural relic protection units of Zhejiang Province.

At present, Hangzhou Phoenix Mosque covers an area of about 2,600 square meters, and consists of the entrance hall, the auditorium and the prayer hall, etc. The prayer hall of Hangzhou Phoenix Mosque was built without any girder during the Yuan Dynasty. Many cultural relics and artworks, including some wooden couplets with Arabic calligraphy inscriptions on them and stone steles, are preserved in the mosque.

How to get to Phoenix Mosque
• Take bus No. 7, 34, 108, 188 or 308 and get off at Yaojiang Guangsha Station. Then walk to the mosque.

Additional travel advice on Phoenix Mosque
• Admittance to the main hall is limited to Muslims only.
• Please respect the Muslim traditions and customs in the Mosque.
• Please dress appropriately. Men and women should wear clothes with long sleeves and long pants. Don’t wear shorts.

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