Founded in 742 during the Tang dynasty (618 – 907), the Xi’an Great Mosque is the oldest and best-preserved mosque in China, undergoing several renovations throughout history. Unlike a traditional mosque, the Great Mosque is distinctively unique in architecture, boasting pavilions, pagodas and courtyards in the layout of a traditional Chinese temple. Today, the Great Mosque is still used as a place of worship for Chinese Muslims, and serves as an important attraction for people visiting Xi’an.
At this ancient site, you will explore the concept of symbolism, and how symbols can reflect the cultural identity and unity of a society. This Learning Experience is suitable for learners Year 2 and above.