Qingjing Temple, also known as the Saint Friends Temple, is located in Tumen Street, Quanzhou City, Fujian Province. It is the oldest existing Islamic Temple founded by Arab Muslims in China. It was built in the second year of Dazhong Xiangfu in the Northern Song Dynasty (A.D. 1009), and is 400 years old in the Hui calendar. The Qingjing Temple covers an area of 2184 square meters. It is a stone building as a whole. It imitates the architectural form of the Islamic Chapel in Damascus, Syria. It has the characteristics of large dispersion and small concentration in the functional space of the Islamic Mosque. The main buildings retained are portico, worship hall, Mingshan Hall and so on.
During the Spring Festival, I came to Guandi Temple in Quanzhou and realized what it was called shoulder-to-shoulder, rushed out of the crowd and came to Qingjing Temple. It was really clean, beautiful and clean. Tickets are three yuan, worth more! Although not very big, it is very famous and one of the ten famous temples in China. Unlike the Great Mosque in Beijing, this mosque combines the Arab style with the architectural style of southern Fujian. It's interesting! I was impressed by the churches, swings, incense burners in Song Dynasty, ancient wells for thousands of years, and many exhibits of ancient Muslim stone carvings. Some buildings are especially suitable for photography, wall cracks recommended!!!
The Qingjing Temple, in the form of Western Asia, is the oldest existing mosque in China with the style of Arab Islamic architecture. The Qingjing Temple is near Guanyue Temple. The bus stop is just a few steps away from Guanyue Temple. Muslims worship five times a day, and I am fortunate enough to watch the worship. Personally, I think Qingjing Temple is a must for Quanzhou.
It's worth seeing. Beautiful Arabic designs, ancient stone pillars and newly built dome churches, Chinese architecture with Fujian characteristics are unique in Islamic culture. Sitting under the pillars, I imagine that more than 800 years ago, the Iranians rebuilt this mosque that reflects the style of Damascus chapel in Syria, there will be a sense of crossing.
Qingjing Temple was a building built by Muslims long ago when Quanzhou was an important port. Talking with the ticket inspectors at the entrance, I learned that few Hui people living in Quanzhou came here. They had been gradually sinicized. Although the Hukou book said Hui people, their religious beliefs were weakening. Most of the people who come here to pray are those who have just come from Xinjiang and Qinghai. Every Friday is a prayer day. About two or three hundred people gather here.
Quanzhou Qingjing Temple is the oldest existing Islamic temple in China and one of the ancient temples in the Islamic world. Qingjing Temple was founded in the second year of Dazhong Xiangfu in the Northern Song Dynasty, that is, 1009 A.D., 400 years of Huili. The Qingjing Temple not only has the Islamic architectural style, but also integrates the architectural characteristics of southern Fujian.
Quanzhou was an important commercial port in its early period, and the Middle East countries first landed in Quanzhou to carry out trade activities. Therefore, the establishment of mosques to serve Muslim friends is of great significance. The Qingjing Temple is the largest and oldest one among them.
Near the Guandi Temple, there are different beliefs but similar feelings of reverence. Different civilizations can coexist and be inclusive. Like this simple city, like this city with profound cultural connotations, in fact, also want to go to the tomb to see, with children and the elderly gave up.
Qingjing Temple is Top2 in my mind when I was visiting Quanzhou, because I only glimpsed an Arab Church in Hong Kong by accident and never visited an Islamic church, so I am looking forward to Qingjing Temple. Because it is now a scenic spot, women can enter without long gowns. The ticket is 3 yuan, which is purchased at the tourist center of Qingjing Temple.