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Huaqing Hot Springs

Huaqing Pool, Lishan, Lintong District, Xi'an 710600, China
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Ranked #25 of 247 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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Harbin, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Get away from the city and visit the huaqing hot spring, in the shadow of Mt Li.There are extensive gardens and a cable car to the scenic spot at the top of the mountain. The hot spring is on the way to the terracotta warriors, buses from the city stop here to let people on and off, and both only... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Most of the site was rebuilt, but it is still beautiful. The love story was beautiful. We did not see the evening show.

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Noosa, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I have stayed here twice now , and will definitely be back. The first trip was 2012 , and there was a lot of construction going on right outside our room , literally all night long making it very hard to sleep , but returned a year later and it was stunning ! The room we had included entry to... More

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Denver, Colorado
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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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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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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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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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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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