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Muslims in Sanya

Updated: 2019-03-18 22:06:20

In Sanya, there is a large Muslim population which is centered around the Huihui Village and Huixin Village of Fenghuang Town close to the Sanya Phoenix International Airport, with a population of about 8,300 people.

 

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The number of Muslims in Hainan is about 10,700. Hainan’s Muslims mainly reside in Sanya, Haikou, Tongshi, and Lingshui.

 

Mosques in Sanya

 

There are six mosques in Sanya. The largest and best known is the Sanya South Mosque. Having been renovated several times over the last thousand years, it is a place where Muslims can meet for daily prayers. Its architecture is a mix of classic Arabic and traditional Chinese.

 

Sanya Ancient Mosque / 三亚清真古寺

 

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Sanya Ancient Mosque is the earliest mosque in Sanya which has a history of over 700 years. Sanya Ancient Mosque was once destroyed during the culture revolution (1966-1976) and rebuilt on the original site in 1986 with the donation from local Muslims. Sanya Islamic Association is located at this mosque.

 

Sanya South Mosque / 三亚清真南寺

 

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The largest and best known is the Sanya South Mosque. Having been renovated several times over the last thousand years, it is a place where Muslims can meet for daily prayers. Its architecture is a mix of classic Arabic and traditional Chinese.

 

Sanya East Mosque / 三亚清真东寺

 

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Sanya North Mosque /三亚清真北大寺

 

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Nankan Mosque / 南开清真寺

 

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