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Kyrgyzstan|art & entertainment|January 5, 2024 / 09:17 AM
Archival photo: Dungan mosque in Karakol 93 years ago

AKIPRESS.COM - The Archival Service under the Ministry of Digital Development shared a photo from the funds of Issyk-Kul Regional Department.

The photo shows the Dungan mosque in Karakol.

It dates from 1930, or 93 years ago.

Dungan refugees from China moved to Karakol in 1877 and founded a community there. Architect from Beijing Zhou Su was invited to the city in 1907. He, together with a group of builders, began to prepare materials for the future mosque.

Preparations were carried out for 3 years. The Dungan mosque, made in the traditions of Chinese architecture, was built in 1910. The design of the mosque traces the architectural style of the Qin era.

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