Life in The Middle Kingdom And Beyond

By: Thomas Foo

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Sunday, 22-Oct-2006 08:24 Email | Share | | Bookmark
1300 years old mosque in Guangzhou

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The Huaisheng Mosque built in 627AD with its leaning tower is the oldest in Guangzhou. <<more>>

Wish all my Muslim friends SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDILFITRI.

Friday, 6-Oct-2006 07:39 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Terracotta Warriors of Emperor Qin in Xian

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The Terracotta Warriors and Horses of the Emperor Qin Shi Huang are the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. Work is ongoing at this site, which is about 30 km east of Xian city. It is a sight not to be missed by any visitor to China. <<more>>

Sunday, 27-Aug-2006 12:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark

Celebrating my birthday with friends and colleagues today.

Monday, 14-Aug-2006 09:17 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Xian Great Mosque

the great mosque
arch entrance
prayer hall
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Xian Great Mosque, situated right at the heart of Xian city, is the biggest and oldest in China. The Mosque was built in Tang Dynasty 742 AD during the reign of Emperor Tian Bao.

The 60,000 strong Muslim Hui community that lives and works today in Xian traces its history to Arab and Persian merchants who, after traveling the Silk Road, became permanent residents in this city which had been the imperial capital of China for 11 dynasties, lasted 1068 years, no parallel in Chinese history.

The Mosque occupies an area of 13,000 square meters and the buildings cover more than 6,000 square meters. It was built in rectangular shape from east to west, and has four courtyards.

The magnificent Prayer Hall with a capacity for 1000 worshipers is decorated with the complete Quran carved in 600 pieces of huge wooden boards in Chinese and Arabic characters.

(Date of visit 2/8/06)

Tuesday, 11-Jul-2006 09:33 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Marvelleous Chinese Painting

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