The Muslim Quarter
Stretching north and west from the Drum Tower, the streets of the Muslim Quarter are great for shopping, eating and experiencing. The inhabitants of this area are the descendants of merchants and travelers from Persia and the Middle East who began to arrive in China around the mid 7th Century. The Muslim Quarter is filled with street stalls selling traditional snacks (many of the stalls have English explanations of the food), restaurants, souvenir, trinket and handicraft shops as well as stalls selling knock-off clothes and watches. The narrow, colorful alleys are a pleasure to wander through.
Directions: The largest street of the Muslim quarter extends north from the Drum Tower, while numerous alleys weave off this street to the west.
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去回民街, 谢谢。 (Please take me to the Muslim Quarter. Thank you.)