South Beijing's Daxing district has recently prepared a plan to repair two protected relics – mosques in Xueying village and Lixian town, according to Beijing Daily.
Among the 14 key cultural relic protection units in Daxing, these two mosques are both the oldest and best-known architectures built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and have a history dating back more than four hundred years.
The Xueying Mosque is located in the district's Panggezhuang town. It was first built during the Ming Dynasty, and was rebuilt in the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The whole building complex has an antique beauty.
Lixian Mosque covers an area of more than 3000 square meters and has a total of 35 rooms. It has been rebuilt five times since it was first built in 1473. The outer front hall is paved with square bricks while the inner hall has a wooden floor. The mosque is beautifully crafted, and dwarfs all other mosques in south Beijing.
After years of erosion from wind and rain and a lack of repair, these two mosques have suffered decay in their eaves and timber frames, damage to roof tiles, and serious detachment of colored drawings, affecting the overall architectural form, an official from the local government said.