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Niujie Mosque

Niujie Mosque, also called Ox Street Mosque, is the oldest mosque in Beijing and enjoys great reputation among Muslims of all persuasions and nationalities, which is a striking mosque and worth a visit. According to legend, an ancient imam had lived in the catacombs beneath the mosque and if non-believers should attempt to enter its prayer hall, he will suddenly appear and send the "heretic to Allah" by throwing small steel darts at the infidel.

Address: 88 Niu Jie, Xicheng District,Beijing

Tel: +86 10 6353 2564

Traffic: Bus Nos. 10, 213, 48, and 717

Dongsi Mosque

Built in 1447 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Dongsi Mosque combines Chinese and Arabic styles such as the Niujie Mosque. The mosque's library houses valuable manuscripts of the Koran, Hadith, Sunna (Islamic law), and other works of Islamic philosophy, history and literature published in Egypt, India, Turkey and Pakistan. Three services are held at dawn, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. daily, which is headquarters of the Beijing branch of the China Islamism Association.

Address: 13 Dongsi Nandajie, Dongcheng District

Tel: +86 10 6525 7824

Traffic: Bus Nos. 106, 110, 685, 684 and 116


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