Muslim Street Food Market

Description

Moslem Street is the hub of the Moslem community in Xian City. Located beside the Drum Tower, this street is paved with dark colored stone with green trees. The houses on both are all traditional buildings with architectural styles of Ming (13681644) and Qing Dynasties (16441911).

Most of them are the shops of hotels or wares, and all managed by Muslim people. Since its opening, this street is largely and deeply welcomed by foreign travelers. Some of the constructions are restaurants; while others are stores that most of the owners are all Moslems.

Moslem Street has a long history. It is said that in olden days, foreign diplomatic envoys and merchants lived here then they married and had children, so gradually the population increased. Today, most of the inhabitants of Moslem Street are the descendants of those immigrants. All the Moslems here are the pious and devout followers of Islam so they form a tight-knit community, which maintains its own culture and traditions to this day even in such a modern society. People here are very familiar with each other because they were companions when they were children and then they grew to adults together and still then one after another they got married and had their own children. As time goes on, definitely they will become older and older or even pass by together.

Walking along this twisted, narrow street which is aligned with stores on both sides, you can see that Moslem men with white hats sit inside the stores and talk leisurely with each other. The main goods of these stores are authentic handmaking. Moslem food which tastes very good. While still there are small stores selling the special local products of Shaanxi Province and yet others provide you with exquisite souvenirs. It is stated that once you have been to Moslem Street, you won't feel regret for the snacks of Xian.

Location

Muslim Street Food Market - North Guangji Street
Xi'an Shi 710002 Shaanxi Sheng
China

34.2623099, 108.9344356

Muslim Street Food Market

Muslim Street Food Market - North Guangji Street
Xi'an Shi
Shaanxi Sheng, 710002
China

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