Donglianhua Mosque in Weishan County, Dali

Chinese Name:巍山东莲花清真寺
English Name: Donglianhua Mosque in Weishan County, Dali

As the witness to the Islamic history and culture, Donglianhua Mosque is located in Donglianhua Village (which means the East Village of Lotus), Yongjian Town, Weishan Yi and Hui Nationalities Autonomous County of Yunnan Province. Donglianhua Village used to be an outpost of the ancient Tea and Horse Roadl and now it is a famous historical and cultural Muslim village with a long history, rich ethnic customs, well-preserved old architectures and glorious cultural background.

Donglianhua Mosque is one of the 22 Mosques collected in Weishan County which has large-scaled architecture with complex and unique folk styles. Donglianhua Mosque was firstly built in the early Qing Dynasty and respectively expanded in the year of 1921 and 1987. The Donglianhua Mosque is mainly consisted of the main gate, a minaret, and the Chaozhen Hall.

Covering a total construction area of 3,000 square meters, Donglianhua Mosque has the structure of 9-torn and 11-type, which reflects the integration of traditional Chinese Palace Culture into traditional Islamic culture. Its prayer hall is able to simultaneously hold a capacity of 1,000 people. It has a proportioned layout with the minaret and the four directions freely connected with each other. With white walls and green tiles, exquisitely decorated beams and painted rafters, Donglianhua Mosque is built into an elegant and primitive mosque with characteristics of local ethnic folks.

东莲花清真寺位于云南省巍山县永建乡东莲花,清真寺礼拜殿始建年代不详,多年来数次重建,最近一次在1990年。现今清真为四角攒尖式,建筑面积为856平方米,全寺约占地8亩,总建筑面积为3,000平方米。而礼拜大殿则是为重檐歇山式,建筑面积为803平方米。

历史沿革
1945年新建宣礼楼,1990年又重建。

规模建制
清真寺为四角攒尖式,建筑面积为856平方米,天井宽敞,花木繁茂,两厢有木构民房22间,作教室、宿舍。全寺约占地8亩,总建筑面积为3,000平方米。其中礼拜大殿为重檐歇山式,长41.2米,宽19.5米,建筑面积为803平方米。

交流合作
教民150户,800余人,全是回族,属格迪目。村中有经堂教育传统,曾出过一些经师,有阿訇30余人,哈吉10人。寺内有阿文学校五所,满拉110余人。本坊知名尔林张建英、张绍恒品学兼优,培养人才不遗余力,为教民称颂。

地理交通
位于云南省巍山县永建乡东莲花。而东莲花村,位于永建坝子中南部,彰宝村河东岸,四围良田千顷。因往昔曾广种莲花,故名。

The Location Map of Donglianhua Mosque in Weishan County, Dali