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Amin - Emir - Uyghur Mosque
Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Amin - Emir - Uyghur Mosque, of Turpan is a rectangular structure with an iwan or mihrab, a pointed-arch niche enclosed on three sides but open to a large covered courtyard on the fourth.
The mosque is divided into an inner hall for use in colder months and larger outer halls for warmer months.
The outer halls are built with elegant, tall, thin, wooden pillars and beams supporting its exposed timber frame, and are open and spacious, while the inner hall is small and enclosed.
Unlike Chinese structures, there are no images.

For a more information about Amin Mosque see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This page was retrieved and condensed from (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emin_Minaret) see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, November 2007.
All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License (see Copyrights for details).
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