Mamichang Mi’s Mosque in Weishan County, Dali

Chinese Name: 巍山县马米厂米姓清真寺
English Name: Mamichang Mi’s Mosque in Weishan County, Dali

Basic Information

  • Chinese Name: 巍山县马米厂米姓清真寺
  • English Name: Mamichang Mi’s Mosque
  • Location: Mamichang, Yongjian Township, Weishan County, Dali, Yunnan Province, China
  • Postal Code: 672401
  • Community: Hui Muslim community, belonging to the Ge Dima (格迪目) subgroup
  • Religion: Islam


Mamichang Mi’s Mosque is situated in Mamichang, a small hillside northeast of Yongjian Township, Weishan County. It serves 210 households comprising over 1100 Hui Muslims from the Ge Dima subgroup.

Historical Background

  • Founding: The exact founding date is unknown. The main prayer hall features a single-eaved gable and hip roof style, reputedly one of the two remaining halls after the Xianfeng-Tongzhi Uprising. It was rebuilt in 1988 and includes a basement with a total area of 589 square meters.
  • Structural Features: In 1946, the Yili Building, a four-cornered pointed roof structure covering 273 square meters, was added. Several side rooms serve as classrooms and dormitories. The entire mosque covers an area of approximately 3 acres with a structured and orderly layout, totaling 1445 square meters.

Community and Education

  • Current Leadership: Imam (教长) – Mi Jiankuan
  • Current Education Head: Mi Rukun
  • Community Details: Mamichang Mi’s Mosque currently hosts over 40 imams and 2 Hajis (pilgrims who have completed Hajj). It houses an Arabic language school with around 20 students (满拉).

Religious Activities

  • Regular Activities: The mosque maintains regular religious activities and has a strong religious foundation within the community.

Muslim Travel Tips

For Muslim travelers visiting Mamichang Mi’s Mosque:

  1. Prayer Facilities: The mosque provides adequate prayer facilities. Join congregational prayers to experience local religious customs and practices.
  2. Dress Code: Dress modestly and respectfully, covering arms and legs. Women should cover their heads with a scarf when entering the mosque.
  3. Respect Etiquette: Follow mosque etiquette, including removing shoes before entering prayer areas, maintaining silence during prayers, and respecting the sanctity of the mosque.
  4. Halal Food: Seek out Halal food options in Weishan County. Local restaurants may offer a variety of Halal-certified dishes.

Getting There

Mamichang Mi’s Mosque is located in Mamichang, Yongjian Township, Weishan County, Dali, Yunnan Province, China. It is accessible by local roads, providing convenient transportation options for visitors interested in exploring this historical and cultural site.