Muslim Street（Huimin Street）
Just located at the heart of ancient city of Xian, you will see and be amazed by the scene of
the Muslim historical streets arearight after passing through the archways of the magnificent Bell and Drum Tower. The area has ten mosques of different architectural styles and varied in scale, with about twenty-thousand Islamic followers living. These people still maintained their pious and traditional lifestyle nowadays. The famous Xian City's God Temple is located in the area too, and the Chinese style mosque is not far away from here. This street has a long history; it was said that the foreign ambassadors and overseas businessmen gathered and lived here, and subsequently it continuously expanded. Today, most dwellers of this street are the descendants of these old immigrants. In Han Dynasty, it was the starting point of The Silk Road.
The renowned Beiyuanmen (北院门) Islamic Street is a great place for Muslim snack lovers. Xian Huimin Street or Muslim Street is a themed street with approximately 500 meters long from south to north. It is paved with green stones and semi-embraced by trees on both sides. The houses on both sides are all traditional buildings with architectural styles of Ming and Qing Dynasties. Most of them are the shops of hotels or wares, and all managed by Muslim people. Since its opening, this street is largely and deeply welcomed by foreign travelers. Muslim Street in Xian absolutely serves as the landmark which is mainly famous for its cuisine. You can sample a lot of authentic Islamic specialties, like beef or mutton Rou Jia Mo (肉夹馍) which looks like a hamburger, northwestern style noodles, and Pao Mo (泡馍), by tearing the tough "bread" into pieces and then put them in the soup with mutton and vermicelli, as well as many other attractive snacks such as the famous Xian snack brand Jiasan Steamed bun stuffed with juicy beef or mutton（贾三灌汤包）, Pingwa Baked Meats（平娃烤肉）and the spicy taste Honghong Fried Rice（红红炒米） and so on. All of these will make you mouth watering. The restaurants and eateries here are serving their food in budget prices.
In addition to the great food, Islamic architecture and majestic scenes, beautiful handicrafts like paper-cutting, little dolls and lots of curious souvenirs are worth to see, well welcomed by tourists at home and abroad. The Muslim streets are recommended in an exotic Xian tour.
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