Dungan mosque. Dungan refugees moved to Kiyrgyzstan to Karakol from China in 1877 and formed here community. In 1907 they invited Chjou Siy, an architect from Beijing. Together with other 20 people they started preparing materials for future mosque. In three years they completed the mosque. The most amazing thing about this mosque is that it was built without a single nail or any metal ligaments. The mosque was built in the style of a Chinese Buddhist temple. All colors of the mosque represent various Dungan cultural concepts. Red color protects against evil spirits, yellow color accumulates wealth and brings well-being to the house, and green color brings happiness. The building of the Dungan mosque in the city of Karakol was not always used for its intended purpose. In the 30s of the 20th century, when the practice of religious rites was prohibited throughout the country, Soviet authorities closed the mosque. In the years of World War 2, when Muslim community initiated collection of money for the needs oа war, practicing of religion and construction of places of worship were allowed. Moreover, the Dungan mosque in Karakol was also opened. Nowadays, the mosque belongs to all Muslim community of Karakol town, also it is one of the famous sight to visit in Karakol during your tour in Kyrgyzstan.
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