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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  • Very special Mosque, with many wooden details, colourful and a good opportunity to visit if you are in Karakol!  more »
  • The mosque was built in the last century by craftsmen brought from China. Its was built using wood and without any nails. Its was the first mosque in Karakol. The entrance fee is 20 som. Ladies would....  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
  • A dungan mosque built by Chinese architect for local dungan community in 1910. Entry to building is not allowed for non Muslim. Entry fee 20 kgs/person

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