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The Great Mosque


The Great Mosque, which is situated in Tongdao South Street of Hohhot, is the earliest mosque built in Hohhot. The mosque was built up in the reign of the Emperor Kangxi and was renovated and expanded several times in the reign of Emperor Yongzheng and Emperor Qianlong. The main buildings of the mosque are the main hall, lecture hall and Moslems' bathroom. During the period of the Republic of China, the Tower for Observing the Moon was built up. Rising 36 meters above the ground, the tower built up, Rising 36 meters above the ground, the tower built out of bricks is hexagonal and peaked. A crescent-shaped lamp is fixed on the peaked top of the tower. When the fast month comes, the Moslems climb up to the top storey of the tower to observe the moon. Some stone tablets of the ancient time and 33 volumes of the Loran, which are valuable historical materials for studying the Hui nationality, are kept in the Great Mosque.


Editor: Wang Moyan



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