Situated at the northern foot of Mt. Lishan, Huaqing Hot Spring is famed for both the dainty scenery of the hot spring and the romantic love story of Emperor Xuanzong and his concubine Yang Guifei in the Tang Dynasty (618-907).
Many tourists want to have a bath in the imitational Guifei Pool. The temperature keeps 43 degree (109 F), the ever-flowing water of the hot spring contains minerals and organic materials that have therapeutic effects on the skin. Water originating from four springs reaches a discharge level of 112 tons per hour. In the bath pool, you can experience the same comfort as did the Emperor Xuanzong or Yang Guifei.
The Imperial Pool is the only one of its kind to be discovered in China. The five remaining pools are the Lotus Pool, Haitang Pool, Shangshi Pool, Star Pool and Prince Pool. The lotus-like Lotus Pool was made for the Emperors' bath, the Haitang Pool resembling a Chinese Crabapple was intended for concubines, and the Shangshi Pool was designated for nobles.
Huan Garden is the former garden of the Huaqing Palace. There lies the Lotus Pavilion, Viewing Lake Tower (Wanghu Lou), Flying Rainbow Bridge (Feihong Qiao), Flying Glow Hall (Feixia Ge), and Five-Room Hall (Wujian Ting). A legend said, the Flying Glow Hall was once the place where Yang Guifei would overlook the scenery and cool down her long hair.