Qujiang Cool Cave Heritage Park (Han Yao)
|Statue of Wang Baochuan |
Video of Qujiang Cool Cave Heritage Park
Qujiang Cool Cave Heritage Park (Han Yao), located in the southeast part of Xi'an Qujiang New Area, 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. 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.
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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.
Cool Cave Site Section
Wedding Celebration & Commercial Section
How to Get to the Cool Cave
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.
Xi'an Bus / Metro Search
|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 |
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