Every Friday the Muslim Market sets up on Changde Lu, right past Changshou Metro. Red tents serve up fresh pumpkin dumplings, baked breads, bags of almonds and dried fruit, kebabs and whole racks of lamb. Congregations of Uighurs and Huis (and a few of us foreigners) swing by to chat, eat and soak in the colorful community as smoke billows past and traffic trickles by. You might remember me writing about it before – you can read that post and see photos of it right here.
The reason they’ve come to congregate here is because of Huxi Mosque. Friday is their day of worship and from 11am to sundown the market sets up for a little post-prayer fellowship. Or it did.
We’ve just learned that weekly commerce is no more.
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