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Hot springs Grazini

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Hot springs Grazini became known in the year 723, during the reign of the Tang dynasty, the period of the highest power of the country under the rule of Emperor Xuan Zong. The Imperial baths were built in a warm climate zone, with beautiful views of the mountains, 25 km from XI'an - the Western capital of the Tang dynasty, as part of the Palace Grazini. They have become one of the favorite places of the Emperor.

Water temperature powerful stream of up to 43 degrees Celsius. The local water has curative properties as rich in minerals - iron, copper, zinc, manganese, fluorine and other elements 40.

After passing the main gate and swimming pools, you can go to the lake of the Nine Dragons. One of the most beautiful types appears before the eyes of tourists: a white marble statue of Yang Guifei, one of the four most beautiful women in ancient China, the Lotus flower, exuding a delicate fragrance. The water reflects halls Yichun Chengsan and Fashoin.

Going South, you can see the unique Imperial pool. Here are five unusual swimming pools. A pool of Lotus is indeed the form of this flower, it was intended for the Emperor; pool Haitang used for concubines; pool Shansi, provided the officials and also Star outdoor pool, having neither walls, nor ceiling.

This place is one of the most famous and tragic love stories in Chinese history. Emperor Xuan Zong began to avoid a state of Affairs that may have been caused by his passionate love for concubine Yang Guifei. Some called her, a Favorite Wife of the Emperor. The commander of the army stationed in the North, mutinied. The country for seven years spent in a bloody war. At the end of the confrontation between the Emperor's army ruthlessly destroyed. The Emperor fled along with a Precious Wife and a small cavalry escort. A difficult journey turned into a nightmare. Rebelled escort of the Emperor. The rebels insisted on the murder of Precious Mistress, which he hated for her power over the Emperor and blamed for the defeat. Xuan Zong ordered the chief eunuch to strangle her. This historical episode was the source of inspiration for poets, artists and playwrights.

Also this place is known for the events of our time: forced arrest of President Chiang Kai-shek of his generals, who demanded an end to civil strife and associations with the Communist party of China during the war between the Chinese Republic and the Japanese Empire.