Lunch at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim Quarter of Xián.El neighborhood gathering spot is the Grand Mosque is located in the heart of the souk. The men, with white beard and white cap back and forth in rhythmic harmony, while their wives dressed in black lace mantilla take over the family business. The mosque is built in an architectural mixture of Chinese and Islamic art, being one of the largest in the Republic of China, as it occupies 12,000 square meters. It was built facing the east in 742 during the Tang Dynasty but was later restored during the Ming and Qing. The most prominent is the Main Hall is used five times a day for prayer. Inside, on which stands the ceiling painted in turquoise, you can admire ebony engraved verses from the Koran. The complex also features a courtyard in which believers have dinner every night as they reflect on religious matters. When night falls, a multi-colored bulbs decorate the minaret and the wall of spirits, designed to ward off demons.