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Huaqing Hot Springs, Xi'an: 16 reviews and 39 photos
Situated at the northern foot of Mount Lishan in Lintong County, 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) from Xian City, Huaqing Hot Springs is famed for both its dainty spring scenery and the romantic love story of Emperor Xuanzong (685-762) and his concubine Yang Guifei.
It is said that King You built a palace here during the Western Zhou Dynasty (11th century BC-711 BC). Additions were subsequently made by the First Emperor Qing (259 BC-210BC) and Emperor Wu during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-24). During his reign, the Emperor Xuanzong spent dizzying amounts of his funds to build a luxurious palace, changing its name to Huaqing Hot Springs or Huaqing Palace. Over the course of 41 years, he visited the palace as many as 36 times. The palace thus has a history of 3,000 years and the hot springs a history of 6,000 years!
Open: 9am-5pm. Admission: RMB70.
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