Huaqing Palace

Huaqing Palace, Xi'an: Hours, Address, Huaqing Palace Reviews: 4/5

Huaqing Palace
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Historic Sites • Hot Springs & Geysers
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
About
Huaqing Palace, also known as the Huaqing Hot spring or Huaqing Pool, is located in Lintong District, Xi'an city. It takes only 10 minutes from terra cotta warriors to Huaqing Palace by tourist bus 306. The mystery and scarce hot spring, which can cure diseases, attracted many emperors to build palaces here, Huaqing Palace is one the greatest among them. The design of kinds of hot spring pools represented the simple and original world view of ancient people. Now travelers can not only visit the museum of imperial hot spring pool, the historical site of Xi'an Incident but also can climb Moutain Li and furthermore explore the Chinese earliest military observation tower. Suggestion: Before visiting Huaqing Palace, please email to heyiming@hqc.cn, we will send the tour package, which includes: the map, recommended routes and the book about the social organism. Access our official website and homepage on Facebook, you can find more information.
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Stephen C
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This attraction is pretty close to the Terracotta warriors and is certainly worth a visit.

For those who know Chinese history, Yang guifei is reputed to be one of the most beautiful women during her time. This palace is where she lived with her emperor husband who took her away from his own son. A key attraction is the hotspring bath areas for the couple.

Yet another reason to visit is because this is the palace from which Chiang Kai She was arrested and overthrown in 1936. You will be able to spot the bullet holes that resulted from the gunfight preceding the arrest.
Written July 5, 2020
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thank you for your high praise !
Written July 16, 2020
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Krzysztof K
2 contributions
Jul 2019
Great place to see. Full of history unknown to Europeans. The performance next to the palace is a must see, one of the greatest shows I’ve ever seen. Greetings from Poland!
Written June 13, 2020
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thank you for your high praise !
Written June 26, 2020
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,766 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
This is a beautiful place from the Tang Dynasty during the era of Yang Guifei, one of the 4 great beauties of Chinese history. There are some "royal baths" within the complex. Take approx 1-2 hours for a visit. Has nice garden as well.
Written May 30, 2020
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thank you for your visiting~
Written June 26, 2020
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Koloblicin
Singapore, Singapore595 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
This is a huge place. The gardens are really nice and you can take a cable car up the hill or you can opt to walk up, but that will probably take you at least two to three hours. Should come here only as part of your terracotta trip.
Written February 20, 2020
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Written June 26, 2020
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Jeffrey R
Tampa, FL356 contributions
Sep 2019
Huaquing Palace was part of a daylong guided trip, and one I didn't know much about. It was presented as the winter palace and bath house of an early Qin dynasty emperor, with a subplot focused on one of his concubines, which was interesting, and certainly the site and its well-maintained ancient (reconstructed?) buildings and bathhouses were impressive. The part that surprised me however was the story of later-day lodgers on the palace grounds, specifically Chiang Kai-Shek, who was captured here, and the fact that the palace was the site where the Communists and Nationalists of 20th century China agreed to temporarily put aside difference to fight together against the threat from Japan. All of this, presented from the Chinese perspective, which we never hear in the USA, was both engaging and very interesting to the history-buff part of my brain!
Written December 31, 2019
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thank you for your high praise, and you have a deep understanding of the history of Huaqing Palace !
Written January 6, 2020
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Rupert S
Singapore, Singapore280 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
A Palace used for relaxation by the great tang emperor li long ji and his concubine yang gui fei. Its also a place where Chiang Kai-shek was held captive for 2 months in order to get him to agree to cooperate with the communists to fight the Japanese during World War 2, so a place of great historical significance, highly recommended.
Written December 24, 2019
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thank you for your high recommendation~
Written January 6, 2020
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LeeYen76
Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia133 contributions
Nov 2019
The place is beautiful, can easily walk around slowly about 2 hours. Some places are flat walk, one place can climb up high on the hill. We took the buggy tour just round the flat area end about 40 minutes including some photo shots stops and pools area. The draw back is they charge full tickets price for all foreigners including children and senior citizen which is too high.
Written December 17, 2019
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thank you for your visiting~
Written January 6, 2020
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MrGoh
Singapore, Singapore675 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
Visited this palace and was utterly impressed. We took the cable car up Li Shan and was swamped by a group of elderly ladies who disguised themselves as providing free information about the places of interest. They persuaded us to take the bus that will bring us to a few “attractions”. In our opinion, this is a total waste of time.

There were well marked signs for walking down the path/stairs to Hua Qin Palace. The admission ticket included visits to a number of museums within the palace.

There were also paid foot baths and spa which were all artificial. The vendors just poured water into the concrete holes and let you soak your feet/body. We did not try these.

Enjoyed walking around the palace. Building were restored nicely and there were many lakes and ponds. Serenity.
Written November 3, 2019
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thank you for your visiting~
Written November 15, 2019
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doris30nz
Ohakune, New Zealand47 contributions
Sep 2019
Beautiful, enchanting, relaxing and like no other. We visited here during the day and then returned in the evening for the everlasting song of sorrow. I was in complete awe of the Palace when I arrived and even though it rained in evening during the show, it definitely did not ruin the show at all. Completely spell bound by the beauty of the show and how it is done. You literally have to see it to believe it. Amazing people. We were told about the story of the show before we saw it which was very helpful but even so, the choreography of this is second to none.
Written October 1, 2019
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Written October 9, 2019
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john b
Brisbane, Australia62 contributions
Jun 2019
Taken in a group of six by chinese friends. Absolutelly spellbound - never seen anything like it. If in Xi'an during the summer season, this is a must. Although I could follow the story my only (very small) regret was that I had not read up on the story. I now have a CD of the show and every time I watch it, I continue to be amazed. Better to have an early dumpling dinner in Xi'an before driving to the show. Visited in 2013 (not 2019)
Written September 20, 2019
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Written September 22, 2019
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  • Sun - Sat 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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