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Grand Mosque

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
The Grand Mosque or Qingzhen si is the center of Tianjin Muslim community and is located in the northwestern part of the city at the crossroads of Xima Lu and Beima Lu. The mosque was built in the early 18th century and is a fine reflection of Chinese Muslim architecture. Construction of the compound began in 1644 during the Qing Dynasty. The mosque consists of four major structures, the screen wall, the front hall, the praying hall and the preaching hall.
All the constructions are sumptuously decorated with colored paintings, Koran scripture carvings and banisters, and a total of 61 horizontal plaques and couplets with both Chinese and Arabic inscriptions. Nowadays the mosque remains an active place of worship for Tianjin's Muslim community and so entrance to the building can be difficult to obtain.
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