Songjiang Mosque

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Songjiang Mosque
松江清真寺
Songjiang Mosque 22 2015-03.jpg
Songjiang Mosque is located in Shanghai
Songjiang Mosque
Shanghai
Basic information
Location No. 75, Gangbeng Alley, Songjiang, Shanghai, China
Geographic coordinates 31°00′21.1″N 121°13′37.9″E / 31.005861°N 121.227194°E / 31.005861; 121.227194Coordinates: 31°00′21.1″N 121°13′37.9″E / 31.005861°N 121.227194°E / 31.005861; 121.227194
Affiliation Sunni Islam
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Date established 1391
Interior area 4,900 m2

The Songjiang Mosque (Chinese: 松江清真寺; pinyin: Sōngjiāng Qīngzhēnsì), formerly called the Real Religion Mosque, is a mosque in Songjiang District, Shanghai, China. It is the oldest mosque in Shanghai.[1]

History[edit]

The mosque was originally constructed during the Yuan Dynasty and rebuilt in 1391 during the Ming Dynasty. The mosque then went through several renovations during the Qing Dynasty.

Architecture[edit]

Songjiang Mosque prayer hall

The mosque covers an area of 4,900 m2. It was constructed in traditional Hui Muslim Chinese palace architecture with Arabic calligraphy. The mosque consists of the mail hall, prayer niche, corridor, two sermon halls and a bathroom. In the east of the mosque lies the Bunker Gate Tower for Muslims to do prayer. The prayer hall is located in the opposite of the tower in the west of the mosque. It is divided into the front and the back hall, with characteristics of Ming and Yuan architecture respectively.

Transportation[edit]

The mosque is accessible within walking distance north of Zuibaichi Station of Shanghai Metro.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shanghai Songjiang Mosque". muslim2china.com.