Great Mosque

As one of the most famous mosques in China, Tianjin Great Mosque has been an important Islamic shrine since the beginning of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Extending over an area of 5,980 square yards (5,000 square meters), it consists of four main structures, the Screen Wall, the Archway, the Prayer Hall and the Preaching Hall. Of these the Prayer Hall is the most active and respected spot in the complex.

The hall adopts traditional Chinese palace architectural style, with a hip roof and brick carving decorations. It covers an area of 1,064 square yards (890 square meters) and can hold more than one thousand people.

In the Prayer Hall, there hangs over 60 couplets and tablets written in Arabic and Chinese characters. Many of them have a history of almost 300 years and written by famous calligraphers. They are in a variety of styles and express deep meanings. What's more, the mosque collects two Quran in miniature version. They are in the size of a half or a third of a matchbox. Also, visitors can find the exquisite brick art carving works by Ma Shaoqing, a famous artist of Hui minority. Set in the second north gatehouse, these precious brick art carving works mainly describe the famous scenic spots in Tianjin.

Even today, over one thousand Muslims from in and around Tianjin come here to worship each week. While tourists may not enter the building it is possible for them to walk round the courtyard so as to have a close view of the mosque. The Great Mosque lies in the northwest part of the city, Hongqiao District. A visit of half an hour is recommended.


1. Do not wear short pants to enter the mosque.
2. Enter the Prayer Hall only with the permission of the staff there if you are not a Muslim.
3. The Great Mosque is located in the Hui minority concentrated communities in Hongqiao District, so visitors can enjoy a variety of delicious muslim food around the mosque. During your visit, please respect Islam and Hui people's custom.


1. Take Metro Line 1 and get off at Xibeijiao (Northwest Corner) Station.
2. Take bus no. 52, 461, 516, 631, 687, 852, or 861 and get off at Xianchunyuan Station.
3. Take bus no. 10, 161, 688, 829, 904, or 910 and get off at Xiaohuoxiang Station.
4. Take bus no. 628, 634, 672, 800, 836, 837, 856, 865, or 907 and get off at Ximalu Station.
5. Take bus no. 12, 333, 600, 639, 903, 906, 952, or sightseeing bus no. 3 and get off at Xibeijiao Station.
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Admission Fee: CNY 8
Opening Hours: 8:00 to 17:00
Recommended Time for a Visit: Half an hour

Nearby Attractions

 Tianjin Eye
 Dabei Buddhist Temple 
- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Great Mosque
Asked by Lydia from INDONESIA | Sep. 29, 2023 04:52Reply
Tianjin Great Mosque from Tianjin University
How to travel to Tianjin Great Mosque from Tianjin University. Is it possible to use Subway?
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Answered by Rita | Oct. 07, 2023 02:00

You may take city bus no. 952 from Qilitai to Dafengqiao, then walk for about 300 meters to the Great Mosque.
Answered by Lydia | Oct. 07, 2023 08:21

Thank you Ms. Rita
Asked by narto from INDONESIA | Apr. 23, 2019 05:16Reply
going into astor plaza, tianjin, the mosque and the halal food info please plan is going there and stay in astor plaza, perhaps you can help me to find out the nearest area for halal food and mosque from our location.
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Answered by Charisse from CANADA | Apr. 25, 2019 00:35

Xining Mosque is about 2km away. The detailed address is No.43, Xining Avenue. For halal foods, you can go to Bayilaoye Halal Food Restaurant, which is located at F4, Guomao Shopping Center, No.39, Nanjing Road, Hexi District.
Asked by Huseyin from TURKEY | Apr. 16, 2019 09:20Reply
I am staying at Crowne Plaza in Tianjin Binhai. Where is the closest mosque?
Thank you
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Answered by Ingrid from FIJI | Apr. 17, 2019 19:07

There is no mosque nearby the hotel. I find one named Wanxin Mosque which is around 10km away. The exact address is South Gate of Yunzhongli, Tianshan Road, Dongxin Street, Hedong District.
Asked by Naizarkhan from SRI LANKA | Oct. 03, 2018 01:39Reply
Visiting the Tianjin mosque and praying
Hi. I am Abdul Razak Nazar khan from Sri Lanka and staying in Grand View Hotel, No. 236 Guarding Road. Hero District. I like to visit house of Allah to pray so anyone can guide me to reach the closed mosque and easy way.
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Answered by Kent from USA | Oct. 10, 2018 00:26

The closest mosque is Hexi Mosque, about 25 minutes' bus ride from the hotel. You can take the bus Sightseeing Bus No.1/ 606/ 866 to get there.
Asked by Zaman from MALAYSIA | Jun. 22, 2018 11:44Reply
Halal food and Mosque at Tianjin
Hi, I am at Tianjin Greenpark Hotel 34 1st St, Binhai Xinqu, Tianjin Shi, China, 300457
tianjin green park villa hotel.
May I know where I can find nearby the area for halal food and mosque?
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Answered by Bowen from CANADA | Jun. 25, 2018 01:30

There is a halal restaurant located in No. 15, Xiaoyuan Street, Binhai Xinqu which is about 350m with the hotel. The nearest mosque Baihai Mosque is located at No. 1325, Central North Road, Binhai Xinqu. You can take bus line 517 from Taida Hall to Yi Changli and it takes about 40 minutes to get there.
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