October 13 , 2014 | Author : Jack
For those who want to take in Islamic sights and soak up Muslim culture while in Beijing, the Dongsi Mosque is not to be missed! The Dongsi Mosque was built in 1356 and enjoys a high prestige in Beijing. Facing eastward, with 3 grand gates, the Mosque covers 10,000 square meters and is characteristic of the Ming dynasty style. The Mosque is mainly made up of the grand court, two session rooms, water rooms and library. Within the grand court, the golden light seems shining all over the place and there are carvings everywhere. The 3 arch gates are all decorated with the Koran scriptures and up to 500 people can pray in the grand court.
Overall, the mosque is a great place to learn more about Chinese Islam culture.