Monday, November 19, 2007

Huaqing Hot Springs

The terra cotta soldiers aren't the only archaeological treasure in the Xian area. The Huaqing Hot Springs go back at least to the Tang Dynasty and further. They sit at the picturesque base of a nearby mountain. The site has been heavily restored with pagodas, ponds and fountains.

The original baths are large swimming pool sized pits that are now dry to preserve how they looked in the ninth century, but the hot springs still run through the site.

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