Every Friday the Muslim population of Shanghai (Uighur ethnic group from Xinjiang Province and the Muslim community of Shanghai) congregate in north Jing'an to pray at the mosque and get together to sell their wares and eat. Stalls are set up on either side of the road and soon the smells of sizzling lamb kebabs fill the air!
You will be met by guide in your centrally located hotel, then take you to the HuiXi Mosque. Our guide will show you around one of Shanghai’s earliest mosque built in 1921, hidden among local residential apartment.
At back street, you will find great variety of Uighur people’s food and other commodities. From mutton, nuts, fruits, rice, noodle to clothes, caps, as well as other surprising items. You could interact with enthusiastic Uighur people.
Uighur people are the decedents of ancient Persia people settled down along land Silk Road from the first century. Today their population has grown to 10 million, ranking No.4 in China. This is an opportunity to experience the unique culture of the Uighur Muslim community - their clothes and their food - including naans, roast lamb, dried fruits and other interesting foods.
This tour is not only feast to your stomach but also please to your eyes.
Tour ends at Muslim market. You could either enjoy more food to your heart content, or our guide will show you the best way back by public transportation; help you get a cab back to your hotel.