Xi’an Grand Mosque and City Wall

Today we visited the Grand Mosque of Xi’an, which is built in 742 AD and is quite unique. The mosque more resembles a Buddhist Temple than a traditional mosque. In fact the architecture of the mosque and the surrounding community is very different than other Muslim areas we have visited. For example the minaret looks like a pagoda. We felt this was an excellent of example of how cultures blend together.

After visiting the mosque and the surrounding bizarre we headed to the Xi’an City Wall. Although not as grand as the Great Wall, which we will visit in a couple of days, the wall was pretty spectacular. The walk along the wall was very enjoyable and relaxing. Next it was off to the airport for our flight to Beijing.

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