Daming Palace Site Park

Daming Palace Site Park, Xi'an: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Daming Palace Site Park Reviews: 3.5/5

Daming Palace Site Park
3.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Parks
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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venkatrao t
Washington DC, DC22 contributions
Beautiful Park in Xian
Sep 2019
Old remanents of the Daming Palace of teh Tang Dynasty, took the Tram Tour of the park. Nice park to relax and see the lockations of the palace. Worth the trip.
Written February 23, 2020
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Kai Wah
Malaysia2,777 contributions
Massive City Garden Park...
Sep 2019 • Couples
Don’t expect to see anything similar to Forbidden City and Summer Palace. It is basically a park with lots of greenery. Even a local we met at the park told us that there is nothing to see here. We went on a drizzling day, walking in the park with umbrella. So, it looks like any other park in the city, but massive compound. So, the palace that was once resided by the Empress Wu can only be based on our imagination since there is nothing visual for the visitors. Kind of disappointed visiting the site...
Written November 20, 2019
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Ah S
Singapore River, Singapore2 contributions
A big park built on a historical site.
Jun 2019
Took the small train ride round the huge park developed on a historical site. Nothing much to see. There are various spots where the old buildings were supposed to be. Use your imagination to visualise how big and grand the buildings were in the past because the buildings are longer around.
Written October 19, 2019
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Simon H
Wick, UK4 contributions
Great for a chilled visit, superb model of palace
Aug 2019
You can easily reach this by metro - lovely big park, musicians playing outside, just layout of palace visible, but a great open air model of the palace.
Written September 25, 2019
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sy3717
Subang Jaya, Malaysia1,006 contributions
Know more about the Tang Dynasty
Sep 2018 • Friends
I felt I have learnt better of the Tang Dynasty at the Daming Palace Heritage Museum and the buggy ride around the Palace site park. The 3D film - Legend of Daming Palace to be watched by most visitors gave us a very clear picture of the boom and the down fall of the Dynasty. The film is a 30-minute love tale set in the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907). A replica of the Tang palace is in the park. Many collections in the museum give a clear picture of the history of Tang Dynasty.
Written October 20, 2018
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Sharon A
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia68 contributions
You need to use your imagination...
Jun 2018 • Family
It's really just a large, empty parkland as the palace itself (being constructed entirely of wood) had burned down centuries ago.
There's a museum and a fascinating open air scale model that shows us what the palace complex would have looked like, if it was still around.
There's also a mini theatre which screens a 3D movie (about 20-30min), showing a glimpse of life at the palace, 2000 years ago.
Written June 30, 2018
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Timothy R
47 contributions
Surprisingly large, well kept, but a little touristy
Jun 2018 • Couples
The park is located in the North of the city, beyond the old city walls by about 4 Km.
Various buses go there, given it's size they park has multiple entrances and each seems to be serviced by at least one bus.

We took the Number 16 from a stop next to where North Street intersects with Xixin Rd. 2 Rmb each and it dropped us of near one of the east side entrances.

The Park is large and free to enter, however the central core is only accessible an entrance fee, which includes the museum apparently.

However if your here to chill, people watch and walk then there is a very clearly marked circular route round the park core. You can walk it, takes about 2 hours non stop, 3+ if you wander and watch, take the road train, (50 Rmb each I'm told) or hire a 1,2,4,6 person cycle machine, costs vary. These are 4 wheeled multi-person pedal machines with sun hood and the hire points are about 2/3 of the way north on either side.

We walked, it was hot, (34c), so the occasional ice cream outlets were welcome. From the south end you pass a replica of the old building and enter a large parade ground, now used for big shows and similar. In-front of you is the current version of the old structures, which seem to act as protection or any remains and house the museum. If you want to enter, then the ticket office is to the right, although other access points exist and are opened as required. There is a permanent access point to the North.

If your here to walk only, then choose clock wise or anticlockwise and head accordingly. As you walk round there are many placards giving explanation in Chinese and English of what was at the location, a picture taken from archaeology and contemporary description is normally included.

To the North of the park is the lake you can walk round the northern side but to get to the southern side you would need to pay the fee etc... There are many remote automated spotlights and across the lake a large performance area which locals told us was always changing shape and structures depending on what was being presented.

It might have been the hot weather, but it was surprisingly quite for a Sunday and I am left wondering if the locals prefer a more intimate park somewhere.
Written June 10, 2018
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Marie-Hélène M
London, UK373 contributions
Chill there for an afternoon
May 2018 • Couples
We spent an afternoon there to chill and hired bikes to view the whole park as it's huge (3 square kilometers).
You can also hire peddle boats at the lake.
We needed some rest so didn't bother visiting the museums inside but you can if you want (paying). Entrance to the park itself is free.
Written May 17, 2018
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MikeJuliya
Colombo, Sri Lanka640 contributions
Nice Place to relax
Dec 2017 • Friends
This place is good for relax with your family members. Bicycle ride is make this visit more fun. Recommended to visit
Written March 8, 2018
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Triplyzer I
500 contributions
okay okay
Dec 2017 • Solo
Daming Palace Site Park - an important landmark but as a tourist destination it's not really much to see.
Written January 30, 2018
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