Southern Mosque

 Southern Mosque Southern Mosque

Southern Mosque lies in Erdaoqiao in Jiefang Road of Urumqi and has history of one hundred years, being a leading place of religious gathering of a sect of Islamic in Xinjiang. The Southern Mosque was renovated in 1902 and again in 1987 and takes its name from is proximity to the South Gate of Urumqi.

Embraced by four minarets, the vaulted mosque, both grand and imposing, expresses the elegant character of Islamic architecture. The tower shaped main body of the mosque has four floors, two below ground level and two above. The floors below ground are shops and living areas while the two above contain the prayer hall and seminary. The walls of the passageway leading to the prayer hall are decorated with carved orchids, plums, bamboo and lotuses. The compound also includes a washing room for ablution before prayers.

Location: South Jiefang Road, Urumqi
Entrance Fee; Free
Transportation: Take Bus No.1,101 or 104.

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