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“finally know how the bathrooms of the emperor” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Huaqing Palace

Huaqing Palace
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Private Tour: Old Xi'an Day Tour of Terracotta Warriors and Huaqing Hot Springs
Ranked #16 of 332 things to do in Xi'an
Certificate of Excellence
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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 older children, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
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“finally know how the bathrooms of the emperor”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 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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Port Stephens, Australia
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“Worth a look”
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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“Worth it if on route to Terracotta Army”
3 of 5 stars 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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