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Banyan Tree Lijiang - Lijiang, China
Traditional style accommodation, excellent service and stunning views onto Jade Dragon Snow Mountain makes Banyan Tree Lijiang in China feel like a luxurious mountain retreat. Spend your days trekking to local Chinese villages, visiting temples and wandering through the charming old town of Lijiang. Back at the hotel, dine al-fresco on flat rice noodles with yak meat beneath a traditional Naxi-style pagoda.
Nestled at the base of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Banyan Tree Lijiang in China sits alongside part of the historic Silk Road and offers privacy and luxury.
Surrounded by mystical foothills, Banyan Tree Lijiang offers a wide variety of accommodation. The stunning oriental architecture and carefully tended gardens give it a feeling of the exotic, while the tastefully designed interiors reflect the Naxi culture - a marriage of Han Chinese and Tibetan civilisation - alongside modern living.
The Bai Yun restaurant offers a Chinese banquet experience while the indoor and outdoor Ming Yue restaurant serves Western and Asian cuisine. There's also a fitness centre, library, tennis court and an award-winning spa.
Away from the property, guests can visit the quaint Old Town, or head on a scenic tour of Tiger Leaping Gorge on the Yangtze River. Return to the hotel and enjoy a guided yoga session or a treatment in the spa.
Location & Getting There
Banyan Tree Lijiang is located next to the magnificent Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, along a trade route that was once part of the historic Silk Road from Yunnan to Tibet. There are daily flights from Kunming International Airport to nearby Lijiang Airport, and from there it’s approximately 30 minutes by car to the resort.
The 55 elegant rooms, suites and villas at Banyan Tree Lijiang are examples of Naxi décor, combining Han Chinese and Tibetan civilisation with modern references. Traditional tip-tilted roofs and stone walls create striking exteriors finished in deep russet, gold and white. Select rooms feature private balconies, jet pools, courtyards, gardens, swimming pools or a private spa. The Presidential Pool Villa offers a replica of a Naxi residence with an outdoor pavilion, living and dining areas, outdoor heated pool and mountain views.
Banyan Tree Lijiang offers everything you need for a rejuvenating stay. Visit the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa, enjoy an afternoon in the library or the gardens and dine at two gourmet restaurants. Away from the hotel marvel at the immense canyons of Tiger Leaping Gorge on the Yangtze River, head to Shuhe Old Town with its ancient cobbled streets and witness the traditional arts of embroidery, copper beating and pot making.
Children are welcome at Banyan Tree Lijiang.