Huaqing Palace
Huaqing Palace
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Historic SitesHot 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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chewie999
South Australia, Australia276 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
It uis on the way to the Terracotta Warriors so worth combining the two sites and making a day of it.

It is very popular with Chinese tour groups, so mentally prepare yourself for crowds. Having said that, the crowds ebb and flow. So if you have patience and wait a few minutes the crowds disperse and you get get great photos before the next horde descend.

I enjoyed it but remember, like most sites in Xian, it costs to enter, so if on a budget you can skip without missing a "must see".
Written 1 July 2023
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Micentury
Xinxing, Kaohsiung936 contributions
It was a Summer Palace during Dynasty Tang. It also famous as Imperial Royal Hot Springs. Still can see one of the bathtub for 1st Lady Concubine Yang. This
Written 5 April 2023
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carolinafzs d
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia441 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
The palace is beautiful and well preserved. This is an area of hot springs and you can have a bath (RMB295/person) or a feet bath (RMB50/person) while enjoying a cup of tea.
Please be sure to watch The Everlasting Sorrow show. It worths reading a bit about the Concubine Yang Guifei before the show, then you can understand it better. The show is amazing!!
Written 7 January 2023
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Stephen C
Singapore, Singapore1,082 contributions
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 5 July 2020
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thank you for your high praise !
Written 16 July 2020
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Krzysztof K
3 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 13 June 2020
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thank you for your high praise !
Written 26 June 2020
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,769 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 30 May 2020
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thank you for your visiting~
Written 26 June 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 20 February 2020
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thank you for your visiting~
Written 26 June 2020
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Jeffrey R
Tampa, FL357 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 31 December 2019
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thank you for your high praise, and you have a deep understanding of the history of Huaqing Palace !
Written 6 January 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 24 December 2019
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thank you for your high recommendation~
Written 6 January 2020
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LeeYen76
Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia134 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 17 December 2019
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thank you for your visiting~
Written 6 January 2020
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Huaqing Palace admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost £47.42, while a popular guided tour starts around £79.03 per person.