Muslim Quarter Bimble

Beez Neez
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Tue 15 May 2018 22:47
Muslim Quarter Bimble
 
 
 
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One minute we were walking past high rise apartment buildings with ordinary looking shops on the ground floor.
 
 
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The next minute we are bimbling down a skinny street with all the makings of mutton stew (yangrou paomo).
 
 
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The stew is either served with crumbled unleavened bread or with flavoured noodles.
 

Xi'an was the first city in China to be introduced to Islam. Emperor Gaozong of the Tang dynasty officially allowed the practice of Islam in AD 651. Xi'an has a large Muslim community, the significant majority are from the Hui group and number around 50,000, some descended from the original immigrants who traded with the locals. There are seven mosques in Xi'an, the best known being the Great Mosque and the reason for our bimble. Some pictures.

 

 

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ALL IN ALL SUCH COLOUR AND AROMA
                     SURPRISING TO FIND THE QUARTER IN THE MIDDLE OF CHINA