Dongguan Mosque

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Coordinates: 36°36′55″N 101°47′43″E / 36.6154°N 101.7953°E / 36.6154; 101.7953

Dongguan Mosque
东关清真大寺
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Basic information
Location Xining, Qinghai, China
Affiliation Sunni Islam
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Completed 1380

Dongguan Mosque (Chinese: 东关清真大寺; pinyin: Dōngguān Qīngzhēnsì) is a mosque in Xining, Qinghai Province, China. It is the largest mosque in Qinghai.

History[edit]

Restored recently, it was originally built in 1380 and has colorful white arches along the outside of the wide building. It has a green and white dome and two tall minarets.[1]

Generals Ma Qi and Ma Bufang controlled the Great Dongguan Mosque when they were military governors of Qinghai.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ China. Eye Witness Travel Guides. p. 498.
  2. ^ Stéphane A. Dudoignon (2004). Devout societies vs. impious states?: transmitting Islamic learning in Russia, Central Asia and China, through the twentieth century : proceedings of an international colloquium held in the Carré des Sciences, French Ministry of Research, Paris, November 12-13, 2001. Schwarz. p. 68. ISBN 3-87997-314-8. Retrieved 2010-06-28.