Dungan Mosque, Karakol

3.9
See an unusual place of worship at Dungan Mosque, which features a construction style more like that of a Chinese Buddhist temple than Islamic mosque of Kyrgyzstan. Constructed over 100 years ago by a Chinese master who wanted to give the Muslim population a place to pray, the structure was built utilizing bricks and wood held together with no nails, and furnished with ornate decorative carvings and a curved, undulating roof. The last of eight mosques that once stood around the town, the site offers a rare opportunity to see a distinctive place of worship, unlike any found elsewhere in Karakol. See Dungan Mosque and all Karakol has to offer by arranging your trip with our Karakol online attractions planner .
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  • We stopped by the Mosque. Met a young girl practising her English that gave a very brief description of it. That was very cute  more »
  • I went to the mosque because the weather was too bad for going hiking. It was a nice surprise. The mosque is small and colourfull. Tourists have to pay 20som and women must cover their hair (they...  more »
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  • A one of a kind mosque with great history and cultural relevance. Small fee to enter but u just pay that to the donation box - it's all for the sake of maintenance. Well worth it in my opinion if you are in the area.The Chinese architectural elements mashed with Muslim character make it all the more interesting
  • Loved the place. I liked the mixture between the Buddhists temples and Islamic culture.
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