Muslim Streets in Muslim Quarter in Xian

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Plan your Xian Tours? Don’t miss your exploration trip to Beiyian Men Islamic Street, one of the most famous muslim streets at Muslim Quarter in Xian. The Xian Muslim Quarter (Hui Fang) is mainly composed of three streets (or lanes) including Beiyuan Men Street, Hua Jue Lane and Xiyang Shi Street.

“Beiyua Men” literally means ” the northern courtyard’s gate”. In Qing Dynasty, the imperial inspector’s courtyard was in the north while the governor in the south, hence the northern courtyard and the southern courtyard. Beiyuan Men was where the northern courtyard was located.

Now Beiyuan Men Muslim Street is located behind (or north of) the Drum Tower in Xian. Beiyuan Men Street, together with other two lanes adds up to a 1,100 meter long muslim walking street.

Lined with Ming and Qing dynasty-style architecture, Beiyuan Men Street is teemed with restaurants, food stalls and shops which are all run by local Muslim merchants.

The Drum Tower in Xian.

The Drum Tower in Xian.

The Beiyuan Men Street viewed from the top of the Drum Tower in Xian

The Beiyuan Men Street viewed from the top of the Drum Tower in Xian.

The Beiyuan Men Muslim Street is located just behind (or north of ) the Drum Tower in Xian.

The Beiyuan Men Muslim Street is located just behind (or north of ) the Drum Tower in Xian.

A glimpse of the Beiyuanmen Street facing the north.

A glimpse of the Beiyuanmen Street facing the north

A mobile vendor selling hand made Xian snacks.

A mobile vendor selling hand made Xian snacks

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The store sells dried Chinese dates, and nuts.

The store sells dried Chinese dates, and nuts.

Selling local specialies.

Selling local specialies.

Skewered lamb barbecue

Skewered lamb barbecue

Fried dried persimmons

Fried dried persimmons

Local handicrafts

Local handicrafts

Selling kids’ clothes

Selling kids’ clothes

Xian Jiasan Steamed Stuffed Bun Restaurant
The exterior of Xian Jiasan Steamed Stuffed Bun Restaurant

The exterior of Xian Jiasan Steamed Stuffed Bun Restaurant

The famous Jiasan steamed stuffed buns.

The famous Jiasan steamed stuffed buns.

Eight Treasure Porridge at The exterior of Xian Jiasan Steamed Stuffed Bun Restaurant

Eight Treasure Porridge

How to get there

How to get to Huajue Lane (Xian Muslim Quarter )
Bus Routes: 4, 7, 32, 201, 215, 222, 251, 252 or Tourism Bus No. 8 and get off at Bell Tower Station (钟楼). Then walk to the Drum Tower (鼓楼) and find entrance to the Huajue Lane to the northwest of the Drum Tower.

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