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Address: West of Bell Drum Towers Square , Beilin District, Xi'an 710000, China
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Muslim Quarter

Here you will find the best prices for touristy items in China. Better prices than in Beijing or Shanghai

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St. George, Utah
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Here you will find the best prices for touristy items in China. Better prices than in Beijing or Shanghai

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Lodi, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a short walk, but so much to see. Make time to visit all the shops. I wished I was brave enough to try the many foods available, but common sense prevailed. In my opinion it is a must see experience.

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Santa Monica, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was the only Muslim Quarter we visited during 20 days in China. Very commercialized, but almost all Chinese tourist sites are. We happened to be there right when it was time for one of the five daily prayers, and got to see the men heading into the Mosque. Women are not allowed to attend, an issue Islam needs to... More 

Thank Michael B
East Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Expect this place to be crowded. Also, expect to find a lot of food and a lot of touristy items to purchase. I wouldn't pay full price for anything in these shops, but I also find better things to buy elsewhere in the city. But if you enjoy people watching then this is the spot . . . and watch... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great area to sample different non-pork foods. look out for the shops with lots of photos above them with different people. These are apparently the famous shops. Usually they are crowded with people, whereas a shop selling the same thing opposite will be empty. Some even have videos above them replaying the TV coverage of the shop. You have to... More 

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Fountain Valley, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just spent an hour walking this area and it was amazing! it was during the daytime and very colorful.

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Delft, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is one of the loveliest and live place in Xian. It is always full of people but fun to walk around and try different food. Lamb sticks are very good! Pressed nuts are also very tasty. Freshly squeezed juice is 10-15 yuan. Everything is cheap and tasty! You can also find souvenirs, which are much cheaper than at the... More 

Thank Shimnik
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were taken into the Muslim Quarter by our local Chines guide. She was able to describe much of what we were seeing. Yes, the food stalls are a bit repetitive, and I wouldn't want to eat anything that had been hanging up outside. However, we did have dinner in one restaurant (where the wok was on what seemed like... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a lot of action here with markets and food stalls. I'd like to say we are here but we didn't because we had no idea what the food was. You can experience the hustle and bustle and observe the making of the food which is an experience in itself.

Thank Colin S
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Extremely colorful, and a lot of fun to people watch. Go after sunset. Try some of the snacks and specialties that you won't find elsewhere in China but don't expect high-end cuisine. Seems you can go elsewhere in town to get better regional dishes. We also stocked up on snacks - gift boxed and bagged - that you CAN find... More 

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