Located to the north of Mount Li in Lintong District of Xi'an City, Huaqing Palace is consist of two major areas, historical and scenic, including the museum of imperial hot spring bath pool, the former residence of Chiang Kai-shek, and Mount Li nearby Weihe River that will take 2 to 3 hours to explore. After roaming in the palace, soak in famous Huaqing hot springs for relaxation. There are 16 independent coed hot spring pools without time limit for guests to enjoy, and tea, cakes, fruites, and WiFi are provided for free at the lounge area which makes Huaqing Palace ideal for families. Service hours for the hot springs are from 11am to 11pm, and bathing suits and caps are required.
Huaqing Palace is an unique attraction combines ancient Chinese history, culture, and natural scenery. Today, the palace has become an important and symbolic Tang Dynasty theme attraction. After visiting the museum of imperial hot spring bath pool and climbing scenic Mount Li, you may soak in thefamous natural hot spring to better appreciate its history.
Huaqing Hot Spring is well known domestically and enjoys the title of "No.1 hot spring in China" because it was developed to serve the emperors and royal family members. Temperature of the hot spring water maintains at 109.4 degree Fahrenheit (43 degree Celsius) throughout the year. The water is pure and clear with high concentration of minerals and medicinal elements that is said to relief fatigue and certain health symptoms.
Transportation to Huaqing Palace:
- By Bus: Take Tourism 5 (also known as 306) and then transfer to 915 or 914 bus and get off at Huaqing Palace Stop.
- By Airport Shuttle: There are three shuttle buses running everyday scheduled at 10:30am, 1pm, and 4:30pm. The cost is approximately RMB$30 per person.