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Muslim Quarter

West of Bell Drum Towers Square , Beilin District, Xi'an 710000, China
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“street food” (200 reviews)
“lamb skewers” (32 reviews)
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West of Bell Drum Towers Square , Beilin District, Xi'an 710000, China
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Reviewed yesterday

If you like to barter and bargain than this is great for you. Lots of deals available if you are good at the game of bargaining. Lots of neat things for sale to look at and buy if you like. Beware you may think you...More

Thank Norwood L
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a really busy area, even in the daytime. Lots of cooking smells and it was interesting to try some of the food. Our guide made several recommendations to us. We watched candy being pounded and pulled. We tried the grilled spiced lamb on...More

Thank Gillian G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really cool place, very lively and busy. Strolled around for a few hours and ate dinner here. Good variety with an emphasis on kebabs / skewers. Had some tasty lamb with a nice dry rub cooked over charcoal. Later tried the octopus kebabs on a...More

Thank GrousMan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was terrible! The street was really crowded. The awful smell of food was mixing with stinking sweat of people. To get things worse, the cars and bicycles were really loud. The whole next night I've been hearing only "beep beep" in my ears.

Thank Piotr S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must not miss place to visit. Buildings are beautiful, lots of history. A great place for shopping.

Thank KathyfromHGK
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very crowded, especially late afternoon / early evening, with a lot going on. Draws such as the mosque complemented by a proper street market (including shops only selling livers etc.). The food is great; the stretch from the drum tower to the north holds a...More

Thank Joost G
Reviewed 5 days ago

The ultimate in exceptional street food from across the whole of China. The downside: once you've eaten here you will never have a western style chinese takeaway.

Thank Pyecombe
Reviewed 5 days ago

I always enjoy visiting this locale as it has great food located within the street, have a great bustling nightlife, sells decent food and souvenirs at local prices and is very safe even though it is very crowded as crime rates in Chinese city are...More

Thank mel7155
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Interesting place to visit. Absolutely filled with colour, food and cooking smells. Vibrant and colourful. Look out for motorcycles and cycles. No rules here. Good for picking up souvenirs at a cheap price. You can bargain if you like.

Thank blossie89
Reviewed 6 days ago

Good street market to look at especially the food not too eat. More gifty shops at the Drum Tower end good for bartering just for the fun.

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Can a woman wear shorts and tshirts to visit the Muslim quarter in Xi'An?
18 June 2017|
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Response from Vickitraveller | Reviewed this property |
Yes, feel like longer shorts are best though. Didn't go into the mosque. All the stalls are great, bargin, bargin. Have fun.
do they serve halal food?
12 June 2017|
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Response from iamsuhaini | Reviewed this property |
Of course. Inshaa Allah, they're all halal as served by Muslims. Street vendors and restaurants, halal. You can see the logos right on the premises.
How do i get there from bell tower?
15 September 2015|
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Response from Fay W | Reviewed this property |
from te bell tower you walk straight toward the drum tower. you have to pass the park and go all the way up to the drum tower. the courtyard in front of it is effectively the beginning of the Muslim quarter. the first... More