CIIC:Today's featured article/May 26, 2010

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Niujie Mosque

The Niujie Mosque in Beijing is one of China's five largest mosques. Built in 996 during the Northern Song Dynasty and covering an area of 6,000 sq.m, it underwent four expansions during the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties before reaching its present form. The main hall is constructed in the style of a Chinese palace, but its interior is typically Arabic in design. With a floor space of 600 sq.m, the hall can hold more than 1,000 worshippers. (More...)