Beijing Niujie Mosque
The Oldest and largest mosque in Beijing; the heaven for the foodies
The Niujie mosque should be on everyones to-do list in Beijing. The mosque also known as Cow Street Mosque is the oldest and largest in Beijing which can be trace back to the Liao Dynasty.
This truly stunning building aims at promoting Islamic and Chinese Cultures and also a major meeting place for Beijing Muslims.
The mosque is made up of 42 rooms in total, the most important been the Prayer Hall which can accommodate 1,000 worshipers is paved with mats and has striking gold-inscribed Arabic-Style arches and pillars. Nearby is the Minaret and also Wangyuelou (The Tower for Observing the Moon and also determine the time for Ramadan)
The Mosque is also a home to several tablets which is inscribed in both Chinese and Arabic.
Location: Xuanwu District of Beijing City
Opening Hours: 7am-7pm
How to Get there
Bus: Take bus 10, 48, 88, 213 or 717 and get off at Niu Jie Li Bai Si (Niujie Mosque) Station.
Take bus 5, 6, 109, 381, 613 and get off at Niujie Lukou Xi Station.
Take bus 57, 201, 687 and get off at Niujie Lukou Dong Station.
Subway: Take Subway Line 2 to Changchun Jie Station, get out from Exit C1 and walk about 1.5km south to the mosque; or get out from Exit A and take bus 10 for only 4 stops to Niujie Mosque.
- Wearing of suitable dress is required
- No non-Muslim is allowed inside when players are in progress
- Try one of the local Muslim restaurants in Niujie
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