As an ancient capital of China, historically Xi’an was a major trading centre marking the start of the Silk Road. This brought in people from all over the world, and at one point approximate a third of the population were Muslims.

The Muslim Quarter not only contains a traditional Mosque, but also a huge range of restaurants and snack stalls. Even if you are not Muslim, I would highly recommend paying it a visit one evening to experience the vibrant atmosphere and try the delicious food.

The Muslim Quarter is conveniently located near the Drum Tower and Bell Tower in the ancient city, an area also containing many hotels and hostels.

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