Adventures in Asia

by Greg & Francie

A Walk through the Muslim Quarter in Xi’an

Francie and I took a stroll through Xi’an’s Muslim Quarter. We wanted to have a little lunch and then go on to The Great Mosque. The Muslim Quarter and The Great Mosque are heavily influenced by Chinese culture and it is a really cool part of Xi’an.

Muslim Quarter-Xian

Food stall in Muslim Quarter-Xian

Woman using a scale to weigh a slice of watermelon. That piece probably costs 15 cents.

Watermelon on the scales in Xian

A butcher in the Muslim Quarter

Butcher in Muslim Quarter

Roasting Walnuts

Nut warming machine

Door in the Muslim Quarter

Door in Muslim Quarter-Xian

At lunch I ate a pita bread sandwich with cumin seasoned steak (delicious) and Francie had some noodles with Sesame sauce ($2 for lunch). Here is a snapshot of some noodles and bread.

Noodles in the Muslim Quarter-Xian

Breads in the Muslim Quarter-Xian

We finally made it to the Great Mosque. I really was surprised by how much I enjoyed the architecture of the place. Here are a few pictures.

Great Mosque-Xian

Prayer area at Great Mosque-Xian

Bicycle and broom at The Great Mosque

Bicycle at Great Mosque-Xian

Francie and these little trees/plants

Francie at The Great Mosque-Xian

Round door in courtyard

Round Door at The Great Mosque


July 22, 2007 - Posted by | China, Photography, Travel, Urban


  1. I think that the round door is a hobbit hole…I had to say. I just had to.

    Comment by Greg Martinez | July 22, 2007 | Reply

  2. Great photos! So interesting!

    Comment by Cynthia | July 22, 2007 | Reply

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