Xian 35 Muslim Quarter Red Pepper Stall A

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Xian 35 Muslim Quarter Red Pepper Stall A

Xian lies at the end of the Silk Road, a major commercial route that facilitated the passing of goods from the East to the West and back again. Trade brought traders from Arabia, Central Asia, Persia and with it the Muslim religion. The Emperor Gao Zong of the Tang Dynasty officially allowed the practice of Islam in Xian in 657 AD. Through intermarriage, Islamic culture found a foothold in Xian and many of those in Xian today are descended from Muslim traders and diplomatic envoys. It is es.

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