Sanmei Mosque in Eryuan County, Dali

Chinese Name:洱源三枚清真寺
English Name: Sanmei Mosque in Eryuan County, Dali

Overview

Sanmei Mosque, located in Sanmei Village, Yousuo Township, Eryuan County, Dali, Yunnan Province, is a historic mosque dating back to the Guangxu era, specifically established in the 24th year (1908). It covers an area of 5 mu (approximately 0.33 hectares) with a total building area of 2540 square meters. The main prayer hall occupies 990 square meters and follows a classical Chinese architectural style.

Historical Background

Sanmei Mosque was originally built in the 24th year of the Guangxu era (1908) and has undergone subsequent expansions and renovations over time.

Architectural Features

The mosque features a classical Chinese architectural style. The front section of the main prayer hall has a single-eave gable roof covered with green glazed tiles. Surrounding corridors are supported by red round wooden pillars, creating a majestic and ancient atmosphere. The rear section showcases an octagonal structure with multiple eaves, adorned with brick carvings and woodcuts of exquisite craftsmanship.

Community and Facilities

Sanmei Mosque serves a community of 208 households comprising 1139 individuals, all of whom are Hui Muslims. The mosque is equipped with facilities including study rooms (学董), prayer leaders (阿訇), and teachers of Islamic doctrine (满拉). It houses five classic Arabic texts and a large incense burner from the Ming Dynasty’s Yide period.

Location and Accessibility

Sanmei Mosque is situated in Sanmei Village, Yousuo Township, Eryuan County, Dali, Yunnan Province.