Location: Langmusi, Gansu, China (34� 5' 16 N 102� 37' 41 E)
Date: 28 June 2004; 10.05am
Camera: Canon 300D with kit lens
China has the 10th largest Muslim population in the world. Its Muslim population is mainly making up of ethnic Uighurs predominantly in Xinjiang and Hui (??). The Hui are concentrated in the northwest and along the southern coast. The southern Hui are mainly descendants of mixed marriages between Arab and Persian Muslims with Chinese whereas the northern Hui are descendants of Mongolian, Turkic and Central Asian Muslims with Chinese. The Hui are culturally Han Chinese but practice Islam. The men can be distinguished as they wear white skullcap whereas ladies wear headscarves. Other than that they look very much like ordinary Han.

The Hui are so culturally Chinese that even architecturally their mosques do not look like mosques found in other countries; they look more like Chinese temples with the exception of the crescent moon spire.

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