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Banyan Tree Ringha - Yunnan, China
Hidden away amidst the rugged Shangri-La wilderness, you really get a feeling of timelessness and privacy at Banyan Tree Ringha in the Yunnan province, China. Rooms are huge and warmly decorated, keeping in line with the surroundings. We recommend heading out with one of the hotel guides and hiking to nearby Ringha Temple. Stop for a cup of butter tea with a local family on the way back before hitting the spa back at the hotel.
Set high in the Himalayas in China’s Yunnan province, Banyan Tree Ringha is a secluded retreat in the Shangri-La highlands. The peaceful resort offers a taste of rural Tibetan life with first-class luxuries, and it’s within driving distance of the region’s main attractions.
The resort offers 32 spacious accommodation units in four categories: two styles of lodge, farmhouse villas and spa sanctuaries. The Tibetan-style accommodation features vibrant red and yellow interiors with plush bedding, fireplaces, and en suites with traditional wooden tubs. Each unit has a private balcony overlooking the gardens.
At Banyan Tree Ringha, Chang Sa offers authentic Tibetan cuisine, Llamo serves local and international meals, and the Mongolian yurt dishes up Tibetan hot pots and barbeques. The lobby lounge offers a range of traditional teas.
The region is ideal for trekking and horse riding, while cultural visits to local villages and temples, and excursions to Tiger Leaping Gorge and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain can be arranged. After a day of trekking, unwind in the serene spa.
Location & Getting There
Banyan Tree Ringha is found in China’s Yunnan province, a spectacular mountainous area, and a 15-minute drive from Diqing Shangri-La Airport.
All 32 spacious resort lodges and suites are traditional Tibetan farmhouses with intricate woodcarvings, smoky fireplaces and wooden balconies that have valley or river views. The Tibetan Suites spread over two levels to include a living area, rustic fireplace and a bedroom; Tibetan Spa Suites indulge couples in a private spa treatment room, wooden bathtub, spacious relaxation area and comfortable daybed, over spread over two storeys; the two-bedroom Tibetan Lodge offers a traditional Tibetan garden, traditional fireplace and wooden balcony; the Ringha Lodge is an authentic Tibetan home that includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large Tibetan living area, quiet study area and a traditional courtyard.
China's Yunnan province is a land of awe-inspiring ridges, deep canyons, torrential rivers, mystical plateaus, endless valleys, crystal-clear streams and the most tranquil of lakes. Activities include trekking, horse riding, tours to temples and local villages and cultural tours.
Children are welcome at Banyan Tree Ringha but there are limited facilities available.