As a mosque, it is now a worship center for Hangzhou Moslems.
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.