Yunnan & Central China

Overview

Yunnan Province is located in China's far southwest and borders Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam. It is China's most biologically and culturally diverse province and is full of snow-capped mountains, grassy plains, and gushing rivers.

The province is full of charming little towns such as Dali, Lijiang and the majestic Shangri La. Spend a day strolling through the little streets, picking up a few souvenirs, and sampling the local food – Yunnan cuisine is famous for its huge assortment of vegetables, mushrooms and even yak cheese! But it’s when you get out of these towns that you really start to appreciate the incredible natural beauty of this province. Picture soaring mountains, the famous Tiger Leaping Gorge, Tibetan prayer flags waving over stupas dotted around the plains – this really is one of our favourite places in China.

The choice of accommodation in Yunnan is as stunning as its scenery with the exclusive Banyan Tree Lijiang and Ringha, and the Songstam lodges. Lightfoot Travel can organise an amazing trekking holiday through this province, stopping at these amazing boutique properties along the way. Because come on, after hiking the Tiger Leaping Gorge or Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, you deserve a little luxury!

Yunnan & Central China Itineraries

Yunnan & Central China Properties

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Anantara Xishuangbanna Resort & Spa

China, Yunnan & Central China

Nestled on the banks of the Luosuo River amid the lush primeval forests of Yunnan Province in Central China, Anantara Xishuangbanna offers a blend of contemporary style with oriental charm i…

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Norden Camp

China, Yunnan & Central China

Just 20 minutes out of Labrang, the famous Tibetan monastic town in Gansu Province, lies the Norden Camp and its 11 log cabins and yak hair tents. The stunning 11 hectares border a meanderin…

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Songtsam Lodges

China, Yunnan & Central China

The four properties that comprise Songtsam Lodges sit in unique locations around Northern Yunnan Province, away from the tourist routes and noisy towns. Each site has been carefully chosen t…

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Songtsam Retreat at Shangri-La

China, Yunnan & Central China

Shangri-La is the fabled land at the heart of a sacred region featuring three rivers, the Yangtze, the Mekong and the Salween - a setting that will take your breath away. At 3,300m above sea…

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The Ritz-Carlton Chengdu

China, Yunnan & Central China

The Ritz-Carlton Chengdu is located in the heart of downtown Chengdu, overlooking Tianfu Square. It is the first luxury hotel in southwest China and offers breathtaking views of the ancient …

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