Southern Mosque

Located near the south gate of Urumqi, it got its name as "Southern Mosque". Repaired in 1902 and 1987, it is a leading mosque in Urumqi city.

Embraced by four minarets, the vaulted mosque, grand and imposing, expresses the elegant characters of Islamic architecture. The main body of the mosque, taking the shape of a tower, consists of four stories, two underground and two above. The stories underground are shops and living area of Moslems while the two overground used as prayer hall and seminary. Two walls of the passageway leading to the prayer hall are decorated with carved orchids, plums, bamboo and lotuses. The compound also includes a bathroom before prayers.

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