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Huaqing Palace
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Private Day Tour of Terracotta Warriors and Huaqing Hot Spring
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Small-Group Tour to the Terracotta Warriors and Hot Springs Spa from Xi’an
Ranked #15 of 336 things to do in Xi'an
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
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.

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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.

Thank Pat E
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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.

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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 ;)

Thank Valerie C
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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.

Thank Davo60
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