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Huaqing Hot Springs

Huaqing Pool, Lishan, Lintong District, Xi'an 710600, China
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Ranked #24 of 249 attractions in Xi'an
Type: Historic Sites, Hot Springs/ Geysers
Owner description: This was the former resort of the Emperors and their concubines (221 B.C. until 907 A.D.) where the imperial couples bathed in the Nine Dragon Hot... more » Owner description: This was the former resort of the Emperors and their concubines (221 B.C. until 907 A.D.) where the imperial couples bathed in the Nine Dragon Hot Spring and Guifei Hot Spring. « less
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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

the gardens are lovely with pagoda's and waterfalls. When we visited in the spring it was full of flowers and very green. it was not crowded and peaceful.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The springs were once used by three kings and the famous concubine called "Yangguifei" in the dynasty of Tang. The used springs water would then flow into a pool where the chefs and servants of kings could "enjoy" the luxury of springs like their kings. One interesting thing about Yangguifei is that she was the love of the king's life... More

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I was here on a short visit after seeing the warriors, I had no expectations to this place but wow I got a surprise! It's so beautiful surroundings and the mountains! Wished I could have stay way longer!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Some beautiful old-style Chinese buildings and remains of the emperors' baths. You can climb the mountain behind the hot springs too. You can also use the hot baths here, but I didn't. It's quite expensive to visit, about 100 yuen for entry to the hot springs and another 100 for the mountain.

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Adelaide, Australia
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149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Water quality is quite poor, and the water itself is rather murky. Ticket price is quite high for what's inside. Okay for a quick visit if on the way elsewhere, but not worth coming out for especially.

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Semarang, Indonesia
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

For those who appreciates history, this complex is actually very historical and more than just emperor and empress playgrounds. History of modern China was actually shaped here with Chiang Kai Sek poor decision to put his people interest first above his personal ones. Other than this infamous Xian incident, this used to be a huge palace complex with some original... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Read up on yanguifei first to understand the background of this period. Also on jiangjieshi the Kuomintang president. The guide is very knowledgable. I asked a few questions and they know every question. It's not just a hot spring but full of historical facts if you ask the right questions.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Paid 120 yuan admission fee then walked 5 minutes to entrance. went to see the springs, is a very large area but water is filthy and was disappointed with what i saw. Maybe i was expecting too much but if i knew paying that much would result in that then I would have avoided it. It was good to learn... More

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Singapore
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Can see the bath area of the emperors and learn about the history of Yang Guifei. Was quite interested in their history after the trip.

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Port Stephens, Australia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

If your heading to the Warriors, this is another good attraction to visit. Take a few hours here for a leisurely stroll through the Bathing Houses and Gardens. We had a private guide for the day and he was very informative. If its a clear day I would suggest take the gondola to the top of the mountain. Didn’t do... More

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