Brief of Phoenix Temple
Phoenix Temple is one of the four renowned ancient Islamic temples in Chinese coastal areas. It also enjoys high reputation in the Arab World. As a mosque, it is now a worship center for Hangzhou Moslems.
The Phoenix Temple is so named because of its flying phoenix architectural structure. It can dates back to the Tong Dynasty (618-907) while unfortunately was destroyed in the Song Dynasty (960-1279). During the Yuan Dynasty (1206-1368) in 1281 a famous Islam ‘Ala’ al-Din restored the Phoenix Temple which was continuously restored for several times in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and the Qing Dynasty before its final completion. In 1961 the Phoenix Temple was included into key cultural relic protection units of Zhejiang Province.