“China’s ancient city where Islam took hold” – a very interesting article by Nellie Huang on BBC Travel, subtitled Xi’an’s Silk Road roots continue to fuel one of the city’s most interesting modern-day neighbourhoods.
It tells about about the Muslim quarter in the city of Xi’an, which was once the starting point of the ancient Silk Road, and its people, who are ‘descendants of ancient traders’. The article tells about the Muslim quarter today. Well worth reading, and has some beautiful photographs.
(BTW, Xia’an is also famous as the home to the Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang).
Xi’an’s Muslim quarter, a bustling district that palpitates with energy and character. Here, it’s easy to get lost in the mishmash of colourful alleys, chock full of street food, local produce, antiques and knickknacks. (Credit: Zhang Peng/Getty)