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“Get there early otherwise they wont' let you in!” 4 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 #29 of 318 things to do in Xi'an
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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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Xi'an
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“Get there early otherwise they wont' let you in!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We arrived later in the afternoon and were not allowed in as the park closes for a period of time. The great thing was that when they reopened at night, we visited a spectacular show put on using the Hot Springs as the venue. The show had been recommended by a friend who said this was the best show in Xi'an and we would have to agree. It was a delightful night, before the heat of summer, and we were treated really well. We bought the mid price tickets and had great seats.

Visited May 2013
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“Evening Show a Must See”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The evening show is the most beautiful, fantastic show our family has ever seen. It is staged outside in the evening with the water as the stage and the palace and the mountain as the backdrop. iit features powerful music, Chinese dances, hundreds of live costiume dancers. The technology, lighting,, lasers, special effects, and pyrotechnics are equal to the 2008 Beijing Oympics ceremonies and Las Vegas productions. The story is in Chinese but is a simple, beautiful story, and our family aged 9-66 all understood and enjoyed it. There was a surprise or something special constantly. We highly recommend this. it seems to sell out most nights, so get your tickets in advance. We went to terra cotta soldiers, visited the Palace, ate dinner nearby, and then to evening show.

Visited June 2013
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“The statues make this a worthwhile visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

There are natural hot springs at this Tang-period retreat. Most are capped, but there is a fountain where people can test the warmth and mineral content of the springs. We were amazed so many people were visiting this site around 18 miles from Xi'an.

At the entrance is a gigantic bronze-looking statue of the Emperor Xuanzong (685-762) and his concubine Yang Guifei. The romantic story connected with the statue is that Concubine Yang was the emperor's favorite. One night he had a dream about dancing; he woke up and had Concubine Yang dance this remembered dream. In keeping with this romantic history, there are plans to construct a wedding hall on the site.

The hot springs were funneled into various baths. The Emperor's, one for chefs, one for the Crown Prince, and one for Concubines (this one is in the shape of a lotus). There are also rooms where Empress Xici stayed for 6 months, and where you can see a bullet fired at Chiang Kai-shek when he sought refuge here.

Although this site is very popular with Chinese visitors, we were somewhat under-whelmed. The statues, however, mostly due to their grand scale, were amazing. We visited en route to a Happy Farmer Restaurant in the middle of a persimmon grove (excellent food!), and were happy we did. Is it worth the admission price of 110 yuan? Not to us.

Visited June 2013
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Albury, Australia
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“Great Architecture, Interesting History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I did this as part of an organised day trip to the Terracotta Warriors and so the cost of entry was included in the overall ticket price. It was a beautiful park with a lot of different buildings and lakes as well as the original baths and a forrest of steeles. It had signs in English and was a lovely location to enjoy some of the local history.

Visited June 2013
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“Visit after Terracotta Warriors Museum and Qing Shi Huang Maosuleum.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

This attraction could be done after visiting tge Terracotta Warriors Museum and Qing Shi Huang Maosuleum as it's near by. Mainly visited by the Chinese locals. This hotspring was once frequently visited by one of the Tang's Dynasty Emperors and Yang Gui Fei. A historical site to see.

Visited May 2013
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