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“picturesque” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Huaqing Hot Springs

Huaqing Hot Springs
Huaqing Pool, Lishan, Lintong District, Xi'an 710600, China
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Ranked #22 of 240 Attractions in Xi'an
Type: Historic Sites, Hot Springs/ Geysers, Landmarks
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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.
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“picturesque”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Well worth a visit. Take the little buggy that drives around the site to the various places of interest. Very pretty setting, great photo opportunities. Not far from the warrior site so worth a look.

Visited March 2013
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“110 yuan for seeing cuople of stone pools”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

My valuation is 40 yuan max. Definetly not worth the addmission fee. We actually thought it is a scam when we entered and felt like suckers. The only thing that was interesting was the proffessionally done 3d movie about emperors crazy love ( even if in chinese), but this is not the reason to charge the price. It is easy to miss it so whatch.
What is interesting is how based on a simple love story you can create a great prospering business, only because it is on the way to the tombs. There is a big monument build next to the street to lure more like us in the next seasons.

Visited March 2013
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“Some distance from the city but well worth the journey.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

The Hauqing Hot Springs has something to appeal to just about everybody.There are swings and toffee apples for the kids, wonderful gardens and superb ancient buildings. This is where the Emperor lived with his concubines and it's worth paying an English-speaking guide to explain the purpose of each building. These ancient emperors had quite a wild time!

Visited February 2013
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

If you have an hour or two to spare and enjoy Chinese gardens, architecture and history, the HuaQing Hot springs is worth a visit. Built by Emperor Xuanzong during the Tang Dynasty, the picturesque site shows the opulence and lifestyle of royalty of that period. From bathing pools, beautiful landscaped gardens with lotus pools and bridges, to pretty pavilions and fruit trees, the site would have been a really blissful place to enjoy a royal life in the past. Interestingly, there is also a white stone nude of Yang Guifei, a famous beauty of the time.

The room and office of Chiang Kai Shek, who stayed here for some time, has also been maintained. For the photographer, the gardens and pavilions provide good opportunities while the causal visitor should some time quietly walking through the compound and imagine how peaceful and tranquil it would have been.

Visited September 2012
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“Not worth it”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

The ticket is pretty expensive and there is not much to see. Better save your money for more interesting places.

Visited July 2012
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