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Jingjue Mosque

The Jingjue Mosque is one of the famous mosques in China. It is located at the Sanshan Street, the suburb of Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province. It is also called the Sanshan Street Mosque.

It is said that the name of the mosque was granted by an emperor in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It was first established in the 4th century. In 1430, advised by famous Moslem navigator Zheng He, the government ordered to rebuild the mosque. It underwent another large-scale reconstruction in 1492. In the mid 19th century, the mosque was destroyed. It was rebuilt at the end of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The extant buildings include the brick gate, the balcony, the sermon hall, the reception room, the main hall, the great hall, the water room, and the guest room, etc. A corridor links the main hall and the great hall. The gate, which was built in the Ming Dynasty, is a brick construction with rare carvings on it. The main hall is roomy.

The Jingjue Mosque is one of the most important Islamic buildings in China built in the Ming Dynasty. In the mosque there are many precious cultural relics, including important epigraphs left by emperors of vinous dynasties.

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