I heard the Mosque chanting the Quran and felt the peace, joy and abundance brought by faith. If you need peace at this moment, come here.
Very distinctive, strong religious atmosphere, harmonious integration of the city and beliefs, without interruption, just look at it from a distance. In the city center, but very quiet.
The reason for this solitude is that the early Christians were heretics, and they had to hide here in order to avoid persecution. From the remains of the monastery, you can also imagine the life of the Christians of the prudent and temperate life. Only the gorgeous murals seemed to be the only ones in their dark life. The brilliance and spiritual sustenance, there is the only surviving "Smiling Madonna", made in the 7-11th century.
The mosque is a very lively place. It happened on the weekend when I came. There are activities here. Many local people gather here, playing songs and praying.
The Great Mosque at night, where the religious atmosphere is stronger than in Xi'an, and the vigorous momentum, we also understand that we cannot go in and visit.