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“Worth a visit” 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 #28 of 317 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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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 Tang Dynasty walls still standing today. Even the symbol of this complex, which was concubine Yang Guifei, had interesting story. We visited on winter so very few people were around but that also means no flowers were around to enhance the complex.

Visited December 2013
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“Great but you have to get a guide to appreciate it”
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.

Visited December 2013
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“Admission fee not worth what we saw”
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 where emperors used to attend for baths but generally not impressed.

Visited November 2013
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“finally know how the bathrooms of the emperor”
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.

Visited August 2013
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“Hot spring where Emperor and princes had bathed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Lintong used to be a sleepy town, now a thriving district of Xian, although it was known that this is the place where Emperor Tang Minghuang's famous favorite royal concubine Yang Guifei had bathed, as it was described in poems written in Tang dynasty. It is now a well designed and developed garden with pavilions and buildings Palace ruin also uncovered where emperors of Tang dynasty and the royal princes had bath. There is no water in the bathing area of the uncovered ruin now, but the area is famous for hot spring water. One can take a two hours bathing hours in individualized bathrooms for a fee. Many resorts had sprung up utilizing the hot spring water. We had stayed in one, which has an outdoor hot spring bathing area in a private garden area. This is in the outskirt of Xian, less than an hour away from the city proper. Soon there will be city-wide light rail between Xian and Lintong District, and it will be only a half an hour trip. .Lintong area is also famous for big and juicy pomegranate, with pomegranate fruits hanging on the trees surrounding Huaqing Palace Ruins.

Visited September 2013
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