Huaqing Hot Springs - Xian

Most tourists would adjourn to visit the Huaqing Hot Springs after seeing the Museum Of Terracota Warriors as they are not too faraway from each other. The Huaqing Hot Springs has been the site of a famous imperial bathing pool and various palace complexes over its 3,000 year history.


The present day site is only a small part of the Tang Dynasty Palace, covering an area of 85,560 square meters. Entering by the west gate to the hot spring, you will see Nine Dragon Pool, Lotus Flower Pool and Frost Drifting Hall. All these structures were rebuilt in 1959 according to the Tang architectural style.



We enjoyed the nice walk around Xian in Winter. Your mood would be lighter & happier holding hands with your loved one like teenagers again.




The first open air pool of Hot Springs where they often held performances before Winter. The water was still hot inside the pool.




I was happy to see lesser crowd on that day. That gave me ample angles to snap photos without much distractions. The tour guide pointed out that every Summer, the whole area would be packed like sardines.



The statue of the Tang Dynasty's lady who looked a bit round and fat. It was fashionable that fatter ladies were considered beautiful with voluptuous limbs during the Tang Dynasty.



All the original palaces were destroyed during the wars over the centuries. However all the original bathing Imperial Bathing Pools are still intact and displayed for public view.



This Lotus Pool belonged to the Emperor's favourite concubine. The Tang Emperor Xuanzong used to spend his wintertimes at Huaqing Hot Springs in the company of his favorite concubine Yang. Yang, who was recognized as one of the most enchanting ladies in ancient China, was spoiled by the emperor. He cavorted with the beautiful lady all day and night and neglected state business.



The emperor built the luxurious palaces in this area purely for their personal pleasure. Emperor Xuanzong's misbehavior finally resulted in the An Lushan Rebellion, which damaged the stability of his regime and resulted in the destruction of some of the palaces built on the Huaqing site.





 The pool built for the Prince.



We were indeed very fortunate to have a personal tour guide Tom Liang who was very attentive and knowledgeable about the rich history of Ancient Xian. We were well entertained by his humourous old tales in both Mandarin & English.





This Nine Dragon Pool - is the largest bathing pool which belonged to the Emperor. It had special protruding walls that enabled the flowing hot spring water to flow in-out to create natural waves!! They were indeed so brilliant.






The last pool was only reserved for the highest ranking officials & Imperial Chefs to use. Take note of the the 6 holes at the side. It used to hold protruding poles meant for scrubbing the anus of the Imperial Chefs. They were not allowed to use their own hands to clean or wipe their own genitals and anus as they had to use their hands to cook all the Emperor's Imperial Dishes. How ridiculous!



 

This ancient Ching Dynasty's pavillion could be seen next to the Huaqing Hot Springs. It is part of the 5-Room Hall which would be in my next post about Chiang Kai Shek.

The next night, I pampered myself to soak inside the most Luxurious Hot Springs Spa in the downtown of Xian. I was stunned to bump into a well known TV B actor inside!





Comments

  1. Chesh!!!! I thought can see photos of you naked soaking yourself in the hot springs, all wrinkled like a dried prune... Muahahahahaha!!!!!

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    1. I was expecting something like Japan onsen, more interesting with amazon bushes and dangling bananas, but this is so different!

      All crowds are covered in thick dumpling clothing! Bluek!

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    2. Aiyo! this STP always hamsap after meeting up with SP.

      Yvonne - Another hamsapress looking for erotic photos. This ancient bathing pool is not in use now. You love to watch amazon bushes and bananas??? Go to Japan lah and mandi beramai-ramai with SP.

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  2. Imagine all the sex and debauchery that went on there for ages and ages. Find any fossilized cum stains? XD

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    1. LOL.. Wakakakakaka... You need DNA experts to dig out fossilized stains!

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  3. interesting leh the Huaqing Hot Springs.

    what is the people in photo 8 doing? some lucky water or what

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    1. The aunties were playing with the natural hot spring's water. After 3000 years it is still hot in a cold winter. Lots of minerals inside and I washed my face for eternal youth!

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  4. am surprised wor see go statue that show nen nen there. I thought during those time all have to be under wrapped

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    1. I am surprised too! How can they have naked statue during the conservative Tang Dynasty? That Emperor was a very hamsap man like SP!

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    2. In old days they ran and danced naked by the pools!!! Didn't you know that?

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  5. one curios question ah...if the Imperial Chefs after do big business how ah? Got people help wipe ka?

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    1. Hahaha, meow and I think alike, I was about to ask this question too~

      Looks like the Imperial Chefs were living a luxury life, having servants to wash their willy and bum bum; their golden fingers are only for serving the Emperor!

      Er, if their nose itch, can they scratch or dig?

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    2. I also had same dirty thoughts and questions! Great minds think alike!

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  6. Anay so happy going to the ancient spa in Xi An.. so this was actually part of the Tang Dynasty palace back then, wow, gorgeous and magnificent..

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    1. I would be happier if Thambee went there with me too!

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  7. are you sure those naked woman statues were already there in the ancient times?? or they were just added during the recent restoration.. can't believe the ancient chinese are so open minded to have naked ladies seen by the public..

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    1. The naked statues look like the ones exhibited in Europe countries, they just 'modifed' the clothes (minimally) to resemble a Chinese lady.

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    2. Those naked statues are new objects lah! I agree with Yvonne that the statues looked so westernized. In later posts you can see real Tang Dynasty's statues!

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  8. At the 1st pix you mentioned can see nine dragons upon entering the west gate but Bananaz sees probably nine beauties instead of dragons??

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    1. That was the name of the pool. Mana ada 9 beauties?

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  9. the lotus pool looks so small, i thot Yang Gui Fei is plump and voluptuous and sure will need a bigger pool?? somemore the hamsap emperor liked to bathe together with her, sure need more space.. or they will run from pool to pool like anay chasing letchumi around the coconut trees??

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    1. Ya lo! Yang Gui Fei very fat and heavy one. Once she jumped inside, all the water sure overflew outside the lotus pool.

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    2. That pool was big enough for the fat lady! No???

      Of course she would swim over to the Emperor's pool always!

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  10. very nice view there but too bad the spa are all indoor and not able to enjoy the view while dipping yourself in the hot spring pool.. should have done like the Japanese, have outdoor pool to enjoy the beauty of the nature..

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    1. I am not sure how the spa pools looked like in ancient days as the palaces have been flattened. They probably had good views too but it was a Winter resort, so it could have been a closed up. The spring water flowed into the pools from the Li Mountains behind.

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  11. hahahaha, the chef's pool is so special.. so they are not allowed to touch anything else with their hands besides only the food?? i like the idea of the water jet, hahaha.. can clean their anus and also give a good massage there!!! i wonder if those concubine would secretly went to this pool to enjoy the water jet on their secret part?? oooh, must be so enjoyable~~ :D

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    1. Yo SK, annay said the six holes hold protruding poles, got water jet kah? I thought the chefs had to rub their pyhton at the poles.

      Annay, please clarify, got water jet on their secret parts or not?

      SK is hamsap daooooooooooo!

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    2. Muahahaha, I wonder how does the water jet technology without electricity in the olden days. Use mouth to blow ka?

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    3. Where got water jet to pancut in olden days??? The holes were used for them to poke sticks into them.

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  12. haiyah, so potong stim lah this post.. you mentioned you meet a TVB actor in the spa, and then you just ended the post JUST LIKE THAT?? there will be another post to describe your encounter with this handsome TVB actor right?? sure the HHBC aunties would be looking forward~~

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    1. Ya lo! Which TVB actor? Did you take photo with him?
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    2. Ya! Show us the TVB actor!

      SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW SHOW

      Or you don't know the name, only recognize the face but forgotten to take photo of him?

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    3. You are right I didn't know his name at once but his presence was so obvious that he was a celebrity. I knew I saw him on TV series and had to google his name. I will give you his name in Watsap.

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    4. Where's the name? I don't hear my whatsapp beep, hmpf!

      Faster google, annay. Who's the handsome man you bumped into?

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  13. Not familiar with China's history merely hearsay that most of the Kings have short lives due to too much concubines to handle coupled with back stabbing & poisoning from brothers fighting for the throne.?

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    1. Quite true. Some were even murdered with slow deaths after eating the lead and arsenic poisons.

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  14. wow, they created wave in pool? cool!

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    1. I was taken by surprise too. So we know now that Japan's onsens started from China's 3000 years history.

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  15. Wah! Which TVB actor you bumped into?

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    1. I better not reply here! Trouble looms!

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  16. Nice scenery! I like the 2nd picture!

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    1. The whole Li Mountain was nice in the background but the setting sun was too strong with glare for me to take photos.

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  17. Wow! The 9 Dragon Pool can create waves? Awesome!!

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    1. It was due to the strong current from the mountain's flowing water that pushed the sides to create waves. Smart Chinese ancestors!

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  18. OK, the last pool is even more awesome! Can wash your anus hahaha!!!

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    1. No they are supposed to rub their anus against the poles!

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  19. wow..interesting story about those pools..

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    1. I thought Wenn has visited Xian and this hot springs too! no?

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  20. All polls are dry, except the pool built for the Prince, do you know why?

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    1. Maybe the other pools leaked! There were several smaller outdoor pools with water inside but I didn't post up all the photos.

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    2. My Dearest Annay:

      That "prince" pool is actually the EMPEROR pool.... No prince pool there.

      From,
      Your Letcumi

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  21. The photo with the prince's pool - is that lady in white sweater, doing the big V pose your Letchumi?

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    1. You are ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!!!! Yvonne mana ada mata rabun?

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    2. Because you put the photos big big, Ah Hua can see clearly lor~

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  22. Ha! Maybe this is why TM feels like he kena pukau! Kena pukau by the thought of voluptuous ladies of the Tang dynasty! kakaka

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  23. Big photos in this post! I like! :)

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