Niujie Mosque

Local name北京牛街礼拜寺
LocationBeijing, China

The Niujie Mosque is the oldest mosque in Beijing, China. It was first built in 996 during the Liao Dynasty and was reconstructed as well as enlarged under the Kangxi Emperor of the Qing Dynasty.The Mosque is located in the Niujie area of Beijing's Xicheng District, the spiritual centre for the 10,000 Muslims living in the vicinity and it is the biggest and oldest one in Beijing. It was within the Xuanwu District before it merged into Xicheng in 2010. Niujie in Xicheng District, where the mosque is located, is the largest area inhabited by Muslims in Beijing.

The Niujie Mosque covers an area of approximately 10,000 square meters. The mosque reflects a mixture of Islamic and Han Chinese cultural and architectural influences. From the outside, its architecture shows traditional Chinese influence and the inside has blend of Islamic calligraphy and Chinese design.

Tags MuslimPlace of Worship
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Opening hours

Daily: 8 am - 4 pm

Proper attire is required, non-believers are not allowed to enter the Prayer Hall.


General admission: CNY 10

More information and contact


Information at Travel China Guide Website

Phone +86 10 6353 2564

Address 18号 Niujie, Xicheng, Beijing, China, 100053

Coordinates 39°53'3.874" N 116°21'30.546" E

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