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Review of Huaqing Palace

Huaqing Palace
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Huaqing Palace and Hot Springs
Ranked #16 of 337 things to do in Xi'an
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Huaqing Palace, also known as the Huaqing Hot spring or Huaqing Pool, is located to the north of Mount Li in Lintong District, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province. It is 30 kilometers away from Xi'an city. With Mount Li on the south and the Weihe River to the north, Huaqing Palace, an ancient Chinese resort palace, is celebrated for its hot spring pools. Huaqing Palace combines in harmony culture and history with natural scenery. In the Tang Dynasty Style, its architecture appears to be spacious and serene and the gardens are a delight to behold. It is hoped that, in future, Huaqing Palace will become an important and symbolic scenic spot themed in the Tang Dynasty style. By implementing a variety of strategies for its development, we expect to create a series of areas within Huaqing Palace designed around five basic elements: historic and cultural aspects, royal pool culture, the construction of palaces and gardens, opera and arts, and religious culture.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
Port Stephens, Australia
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Worth a look”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

If your heading to the Warriors, this is another good attraction to visit. Take a few hours here for a leisurely stroll through the Bathing Houses and Gardens. We had a private guide for the day and he was very informative. If its a clear day I would suggest take the gondola to the top of the mountain. Didn’t do this ourselves as there was low cloud and pollution. Well worth the visit.

Visited September 2013
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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“China's version of the Roman Baths”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

After a trip to the Terracotta Army it makes sense to combine your visit with China's version of the Roman baths as they are not that far apart and as we had chartered a taxi for the round trip from our hotel it made a great day out. Situated at the northern foot of mount Lishan approx 30 km out of town these hot springs used to provide the water for the Emperors bathing pools back in the Tang Dynasty. You can still experience the hot spring within two large basins and wash your hands and face in the mineral rich water, or paddle in the shallow pool situated in these tranquil surroundings all for 110REM per person. There is also a cable car return trip cost of 60 REM but we advised prior to purchasing tickets that the waiting time was over an hour and the park closed at 5pm and it was already gone 4pm so we were unable to experience this additional attraction. However the remainder was well worth a visit. Recommended.

Visited October 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Worth it if on route to Terracotta Army”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

This place has some very interesting history. It's a story of love found, and love lost. Its somewhat of a fable that tour guides clutch onto for all dear life! Truth be told... It's a natural hot spring, a beautiful setting, some early clever engineering, but not much more. I didn't catch the cable car, but I have a feeling that it may have been a highlight of the trip. Nearly 90% of this park has been rebuilt in the last 20 years so may not be the historical landmark you're looki for, but with a flying visit on route to the terracotta warriers.

Visited September 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“it's worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

If you like beautiful Tang dynasty Architecture and visiting places with rich history, go for it. Plus it 43 degrees celsius spring water makes me want to live in a nearby resort and spend the whole day in the hot springs ;)

Visited September 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Not recommended”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

If you're not going to Beijing and visiting the Summer Palace and the Forbidden City, then this is a poor second choice, otherwise, give it a miss. You don't get much for the 120¥ (60¥ for students) entry fee. Chiang Kai Shek commanded from here and you can see where he slept but apart from this, there is little information in English. The hot springs are ordinary and one can only imagine what they may have been like in their heyday. Best to spend the at the Summer Palace.

Visited August 2013
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