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Beijing Niujie Mosque Travel Guide

Niujie Mosque is by far the largest, oldest and most popular mosque in Beijing, located in Niujie(Ox Street), Xuanwu District in Beijing. It is a spiritual center for 10,000 Muslims, who come here to bathe and warship everyday.

Niujie Mosque was initially built in 996 and was reconstructed and enlarged by the Qing Emperor Kangxi, now covering an area of approximately 6000 square meters. The mosque is a historical and cultural relic that is worth to visit. It is a mixture of Islamic and Chinese cultures. From the outside, its architecture shows traditional Chinese influence while the inside has mostly Islamic decorations.

Niujie mosque

Why to visit Niujie mosque

  1. The Niujie Mosque offers visitors not only the chance to admire a truly unique building, but also the opportunity to broaden knowledge about Islam.
  2. The mosque ranks highly on any visitor to Beijing's itinerary.

Niujie Street has many restaurants that provide you with all kinds of food made of beef. If you like eating beef, you can not miss this place.

Address(English): No.18, Niujie, XuanWu District.
How to get there:

By Bus
Take bus No. 53, 61, 109 and No.822 and get off at Niujie stop.
Take bus No.10, 48, 213, 626 or 717 and get off at Niujie or Niujie Mosque Stop.
Take bus No. 6, 57, 201, 613 or 687 and get off at Niujie Crossing East Stop. 4.Take bus No.5, 38, 57, 109, 201 or 381 and get off at Niujie Crossing West Stop.

Other information:

Ticket: CNY10 / person, CNY2 (locals)
Opening hours: 8:00 to 18:00
Tel: +8610-63532564

  • Proper dress is required. No admittance if you are wearing shorts or a skirt.
  • Admittance to the Prayer Hall is limited to Muslims only.
  •  Please refer to the information on the ticket and follow the requirement. 

Recommended time for visit: From Monday to Thursday.
Duration: one hour

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