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Id Kah Mosque

Listed under Mosques in Xinjiang/Northwest, China.

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Id Kah Mosque is not only the largest in Kashgar, it is the largest in China. Dating back to the 15th Century it is a wonderfully atmospheric site that is well worth a visit.

The entrance gate is very grand and well-maintained. The grounds are not so well looked after but, still, the ambience is very noticeable. The wooden prayer hall looks splendid with its many pillars and Chinese-style ceiling.

Visitors are welcome at any time but should show due respect for Muslim traditions. Photography is permitted but it is not appropriate to focus on worshippers, especially during prayers.

The area outside the mosque is also of interest, throughout the day and well into the evening. It is a focal point for the locals with many activities and snacks available. A food street runs away from the far side of the square, on the left looking out from the gate.

Written by  Ian Ford.

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