Kashgar's Id Kah Mosque (艾提尕尔清真寺, Ai Ti Ga Er Qing Zhen Si) in the city center is a large Islamic establishment. In 1442, a mosque was constructed here by an emperor of the Ga'er state in memory of his death close relatives. The architecture has been expanded, repaired and renovated several times to the appearance and scale that now we see.
The beautifully yellowish-brick Id Kah Mosque consists of the Prayer Hall, Koran Hall, Door Hall and Water Pool. The whole establishment takes up 16,800 square meters in area. The yellow bricks are laid and glued with gypsum; therefore, the lines of "brick-stitches" on the walls are clearly seen. The two 18m, circular-based columns each installed partly into the walls at the side of the entrance gate are built by bricks too. The small tower above the columns is for Imam (Muslim Priest) calling Islamic followers to get up and attend mosque service every morning.
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