Id Kah mosque (Kashgar, East Turkestan) (China)

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Id Kah mosque

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

he Id Kah mosque (Uyghur: Hytgah Meschit, Chinese: 艾提尕尔; pinyin: itgǎěr) is a mosque located in Kashgar, Xinjiang, in the western People's Republic of China. It is the largest mosque in China. Every Friday, it houses nearly 10,000 worshippers and may accommodate up to 20,000.[1]

The mosque was built by Saqsiz Mirza in ca. 1442 (although it incorporated older structures dating back to 996) and covers 16,800 square meters.
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