Lijiang, Yunnan, China
Nestled at the base of the magnificent Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Banyan Tree Lijiang 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. Wake every morning to unparalleled mountain views in the Mountain View Villas, or indulge in the Spa Sanctuary. Each unique dwelling reflects the Naxi culture, a marriage of Han Chinese and Tibetan civilization. The stunning oriental architecture and carefully tended gardens give these properties a feeling of the exotic, while the carefully designed interiors seamlessly combine classic Chinese traditions with the best of modern living.
With two gourmet restaurants, a fitness centre, library, tennis court and an award winning spa, it can be difficult to tear yourself away, but the hotel will be delighted to arrange excursions for you to explore the local culture. Why not visit the quaint Old Town to explore the markets, or a scenic tour of the famous Tiger Leaping Gorge on the Yangtze River? Return to the hotel and enjoy a relaxing, guided yoga session or a luxurious treatment in the spa.
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, or a chance for adventure in this most beautiful countryside, Banyan Tree Lijiang is delighted to welcome you.
Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Yunnan into a greater Chinese and Asian holiday. Take a look at A Tour Through Mystical Yunnan as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.
Banyan Tree Lijiang Information
- 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 exquisite examples of Naxi décor, combining Han Chinese and Tibetan civilization into sophisticated, welcoming abodes. Traditional tip-tilted roofs and stone walls create striking exteriors that give way to interior spaces finished in a gleaming contrast of deep russet, gold, and white. Local antiques and objets d'art have been thoughtfully curated and add a special touch to a backdrop of crisp linens, gleaming lacquer, and colourful silks. Select rooms feature private balconies, jet pools, courtyards, gardens, swimming pools, or a private spa. The Presidential Pool Villa offers the ultimate luxurious escape in a replica of a Naxi residence with an outdoor pavilion, living and dining areas, outdoor heated pool, and breathtaking mountain views.
For guests seeking complete relaxation, Banyan Tree Lijiang offers everything you need for a rejuvenating stay without ever leaving the resort. Visit the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa where expert therapists will massage you into a state of pure bliss. Enjoy an afternoon of quiet reading in the library or the gardens. Satisfy your appetite at two gourmet restaurants serving Cantonese and international cuisine. Or dine al fresco under moonlight in the outdoor pagoda, with the mountain at your side.
Of course, beyond the borders of the resort, an incredible world of culture and adventure awaits. Marvel at the immense canyons of the famous Tiger Leaping Gorge on the Yangtze River. Borrow a bike and head to Shuhe Old Town with its ancient cobbled streets. Visit Naxi and Yi villages to witness the traditional arts of embroidery, copper beating, and pot making, or buildings dating back to the Ming Dynasty. Experience the nightlife in Dayan Old Town, full of restaurants, bars, and boutiques. The options are endless, and the memories will last forever.
Children are welcome at Banyan Tree Lijiang.