Najiaying Mosque in Tonghai County, Yuxi
Najiaying Mosque(那家营清真寺) is located in Nagu(纳古) Hui Autonomous Ethnic Town, Tonghai County, Yunnan Province. It is an ancient Islamic Mosque in China.
Chinese Name: 那家营清真寺
English Name: Najiaying Mosque in Tonghai County, Yuxi
Best Time: All year
Recommended Visiting Hours: 1-3 hours
Opening Hours: All day
Address: Nagu Hui Ethnic Town, Tonghai County, Yuxi, Yunnan云南省通海县纳古回族自治乡
About Nagu Hui Ethnic Town
Nagu Hui Ethnic Town is located in the northwest of Tonghai County, backed by the Shizi(Lion) Mountain, facing Qilu Lake(杞麓湖), 14 kilometers from the county seat and 110 kilometers from Kunming, with an average elevation of 1800 meters. Nagu Ethnic Town is composed of Najiaying Village(那家营村), Gucheng Village(古城村) and Sanjia Village(三家村), is the hometown of overseas Chinese and handicraft, covering an area of 12 square kilometers. All the residents of the ethnic town are Hui people who believe in Islam, they maintain their own cultural traditions and customs. No matter diet and daily life, weddings and funerals, all have rich local characteristics and ethnic characteristics. There are three mosques in the ethnic town, one of which is Najiaying Mosque.
Why is Najiaying Mosque So Special?
Najiaying Mosque(纳家营清真寺) is located in Nagu(纳古) Hui Autonomous Ethnic Town, Tonghai County, Yunnan Province. It is an ancient Islamic Mosque in China. The mosque was built in the early Ming Dynasty Hongwu period(洪武年间) (In 1370), the current building was rebuilt in 2001, officially completed on October 2, 2004. Built according to the mountain, it is divided into five levels. The building area of the temple is about 10,000 square meters. It is the center of religious activities and education for Nagu Muslims.
Best Time to Visit
You can visit Najiaying Mosque at all seasons.
How to Get There
Najiaying Mosque is about 14 kilometers from the county seat of Tonghai County. After arriving in Tonghai County, you can take a taxi to Najiaying Village, Najiaying Mosque is in the village.
1. By Long-distance Bus
There are long-distance buses from Kunming to Tonghai County.
Kunming East Bus Station-Tonghai Bus Terminal
Departure Time: 6:58-18:00
Ticket Price: 42 CNY
Distance: 138 Kilometers
Consume Time: About 2.5 hours
2. By Train
Kunming Railway Station-Tonghai Railway Station
Departure Time: 7:45, 11:02, 12:30, 15:41
Ticket Price: 21.5 CNY
Distance: 139 Kilometers
Consume Time: About 2 hours
Accommodation Around Najiaying Mosque
Najiaying Mosque is not far from the county seat of Tonghai County. You can stay in Tonghai County for Overnight.
Useful Travel Tips
1. If you are not a Muslim, learn something about Muslims, mosques and local Hui People in advance;
2. Respect Muslim Culture and do not make noise in the mosque.
3. Know some general situation of Najiaying Village in advance.
4. You can participate in some cultural activities during festivals.
Tours Including Xingmeng Mongolian Village in Tonghai County
Xingmeng Mongol Ethnic Town(兴蒙蒙古族乡) is not far from the county seat of Tonghai County and Nagu Town. Xingmeng Mongolian village(兴蒙蒙古族村) is called the last Mongols in Yunnan. It is worthy to visit the village when you are traveling in Tonghai County of Yuxi.