Qujiang Cool Cave Heritage Park in Xian
Qujiang Cool Cave Heritage Park in Xi'an Facts
Qujiang Cool Cave Heritage Park is the first large-scale theme park focusing on nuptial amenity and customs. It is located in the southeast of the Qujiang district in Xi'an city, with the Qujiang Ruins Park, the Great Wild Goose Pagoda, the Lotus Palace of Tang Dynasty and the Sleepless Town of Tang dynasty surrounding. The Cool Cave Heritage Park is also one of the six site park projects in the New Qujiang District. It will cover 188.75 acres after completing, including park of 60 acres and other functional areas of 120 acres.
Chinese Name: 西安曲江寒窑遗址公园
Type: Culture & Parks; Heritage Park
Address: southeast part of Xian Qujiang New Area
Best Seasons: All year round
Recommended Visiting Time: about 3-4 hours
Tickets: CNY:60 per person
CNY 30 for the old between 65 and 69 with certificate
Opening Hours: 09:00-21:00
Why is Qujiang Cool Cave Heritage Park So Special？
- The Hanyao Ruins Park is one part of the national level cultural bases of Tang dynasty.
- Qujiang Cool Cave Heritage Park is the first theme park on wedding ceremony and marriage custom in China. Based on the love story of Wang Baochuan and Xue Pinggui, Han Yao has always been a famous attraction site in Xi’an.
- The new completed Hanyao Ruins Park uses love as its main theme, relying on historic and cultural heritages, combining the emotions of modern people, gives young lovers an excellent place of love-promise and wedding-experiencing.
Brief Introduction of Qujiang Cool Cave Heritage Park
Qujiang Cool Cave Heritage Park is the first large-scale theme park focusing on nuptial amenity and customs. It is located in the southeast of the Qujiang district in Xi’an city, with the Qujiang Ruins Park, the Great Wild Goose Pagoda, the Lotus Palace of Tang Dynasty and the Sleepless Town of Tang dynasty surrounding. The Cool Cave Heritage Park is also one of the six site park projects in the New Qujiang District. The love stories in the history and nuptial customs are the main themes in the Cool Cave Heritage Park, which is the first love-theme park in China. It is an excellent place for love-promise, love-memorize and love-education.
Covering a total area of 71 mu (about 12 acres), the Cool Cave Heritage Park consists of three sections, the Cool Cave Site Section, the Wedding Celebration Section as well as the Commercial Section. The Cool Cave Site is the core of the park and the major part for most visitors. The Cool Cave Story Exhibition Hall is designed to, while focusing on the love-story, present the scene of the romance between Wang Baochuan and Xue Pinggui, including the first encounter, acquaintance, throwing the embroidered ball away from the Caipei Building, and the visit to the humble farmer’s cave via modern visual arts and phantom imaging technology.
History of Qujiang Cool Cave Heritage Park
It is said among people that in later Tang Dynasty (618 AD–907 AD), a smart and pretty girl, Wang Baochuan, whose father was the then prime minister, insisted on marrying a beggar, Xue Pinggui, rather than the offspring of the noble regardless of the common customs of social hierarchy and thus broke away from her family. Shortly after their marriage, Xue Pinggui went to the army, while Wang Baochuan lived in a cool cave in Chang’an, waiting for her husband’s return for 18 years through all kinds of hardship. The Cool Cave Site came into being in later Qing Dynasty (1644 AD–1911 AD) and underwent renovations in 1934. In June of 1984, the local government funded the site for another restoration and opened it to public in 1985. The Cool Cave Heritage Park, opened on May 1, 2010, is a love-themed park integrating the Cool Cave Site, leisure and entertainment as well as wedding celebration industry.
Architecture & Structure of Qujiang Cool Cave Heritage Park
Cool Cave Site Section
Including the Wang Baochuan Cave, Third Sister’s Spring, Chastity Hall, Mysterious Horse Cave etc., Cool Cave Site Section is to see the cave dwelling, which is seldom to see in Xian. With 12 caves, here displays the household articles and instruments of labor used by Wang Baochuan, embodying her daily life throughout 18 years of persistent stay here.
Third Sister’s Spring, which she used to fetch water from during the 18 years, is named for she is the 3rd child of her family. Even several thousands of years passed, the spring water remains exuberant and pure. Chastity Hall is named to commemorate Wang Baochuan’s unswerving loyalty to love, by exhibiting a collection of old photos and books contributed by the folk. Mysterious Horse Cave is said to be the place where the horse with brown mane stayed. Legend says the mysterious horse runs out the cave and hurts people, but finally it is tamed by Xue Pinggui.
Wedding Celebration and Commercial Section
Jinyuange Pavilion, the name of which implies good luck in marriage, is the main building in Wedding Celebration Section. With 2 large banquet halls, 11 deluxe compartments and a wedding terrace over water, this pavilion is capable of providing cuisine, scenery, and tableware to 1,000 guests simultaneously. The Commercial Section, Cool Cave New Street, takes on a typical courtyard structure of central Shaanxi plain. Centered on the Opera Stage, the New Street consists of the north section and the south section. The Opera Stage is designed for the performance of Qin opera. The south section focuses on wedding business, such as wedding photography, wedding planning as well as wedding articles while the north section is designed for diversified catering.
How to get to Qujiang Cool Cave Heritage Park
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- Take bus No. 212, 801 or Qujiang Tourist Bus and get off at Hanyao Yizhi Gongyuan (Cool Cave Heritage Park) Station.
- Dang-dang Trolley Sightseeing Bus
Xi’an Dang-dang Trolley Sightseeing Bus with one route for night tour passes by Cool Cave and some other scenic spots like Bell Tower and Giant Wild Goose Pagoda. The fee for a single ticke is CNY 50.
Useful Travel Tips
- Best Time to Visit: All year round. As summer is hot in Xian, visiting in morning and after sunset is better choice.
- Admission Fee
Full ticket: CNY 45
Kids below 1.2 m (3.9 ft): Free Kids between 1.2-1.5 m (3.9-4.9 ft): CNY 22
- Opening Hours
September-next March: 09:00-21:00 April-August: 09:00-22:00
- The nearby attractions, such as Qujiang Pool Site Park, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Paradise, are not far away from each other, visitors could visit them at one time in a day or two days, that will be very nice.
- Giant Wild Goose Pagoda
- Small Wild Goose Pagoda
- Tang Paradise
- Qujiang Pool Park
- Da Ci’en Temple
- Chongyang Palace in Huxian
- Zhaoling Mausoleum
- South Wutai Mountain
- Caotang Temple in Huxian
- Xiangji Temple in Xian
- Xianyou Temple Museum
- Xingjiao Temple
- Taiping National Forest Park
- Zhuque National Forest Park