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Address: No.38 Huaqing Road, Lintong District, Xi'an 710699, China
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Phone Number: +86 183 0297 6580
07:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Huaqing Palace, also known as the Huaqing Hot spring or Huaqing Pool, is...

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.

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Nice place to take photos

Very scenic area with nice rebuilt temples and lakes. Relaxing atmosphere. Take a walk into the mountains to see more temples and have a nice view of the city.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very scenic area with nice rebuilt temples and lakes. Relaxing atmosphere. Take a walk into the mountains to see more temples and have a nice view of the city.

Thank rostaloni
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are not a history fanatic and have seen temples and Chinese tradicional buildings, don't waste your money here. It is quite expensive and inside it is just buildings with stores inside and fake lakes. You can also go up the mountain, either by stairs or cable car. On the top of the mountain there is a temple that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Site is interesting. Combination of : 1. Naturally Beautiful location. 2. Hot springs 3. Baths which have historical significance 4. Outdoor show We got an English guide which made the visit more interesting. 4-stars cos quite a few of the buildings are actually modern replicas We visited in mid-late nov, which means the famous outdoor show which is held on... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hired a private tour through Sofitel Hotel. The grounds were absolutely amazing, and the love story that goes along with this place.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Took public bus 306 from Xi'an train station to Huaqing Palace.  As per advised by the lady selling the ticket on board the bus, advisable to visit Huaqing Palace first before carry on the journey to Terracotta Museum.  Personally I also think it's better to visit Huaqing Palace in the morning before the hot afternoon Sun is out since this... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Interesting history, but I wouldnt say it's a must-visit. Nice park to wander about. Can skip this as there are so many things to do in Xian

Thank joonee
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Place is a great area to walk around. It is the place where concubines and the Emperor used to go to take their bath in the hot spring water. hire a guide otherwise it will not be easy to understand what you are seeing and also there are many stories that can't find yourself.

Thank Gabriel P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

If you are interested in history and architecture, it's well worth the expensive entrance fee (180 RMB, same as the terracotta army). If you aren't... well, you might find this place a bit too touristy and overpriced. There is a lot of history packed into the palace, but like most tourist attractions in China, lack of description/audio guide is frustrating,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is the famous concubines bath area. It's a vast sprawling areas with a lot of sights to see around this. If you're energetic enough you can walk to the top of the hill to visit the temples in that area or you can take the cable car. This is usually the stop over place enroute to the terracotta warriors.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Huaqing Palace is on the way to the Terracotta warriors site. It is steeped in history and originally built around a hot spring to accommodate the emperor, his concubine yang gui fei and in later years the site where Chiang kai shek and Zhou En Lai stayed during the Xian Incident. You can also climb to the top of the... More 

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