Banyan Tree Lijiang

What: Dripping with historical charm and run with Banyan Tree’s trademark environmental awareness in mind, this 55 single-story villa resort is a haven for those seeking an enchanting romantic retreat.

Where: Shadowed by the sacred Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the resort is located in Lijiang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Southern China.

Why: Built in traditional Naxi style, the Banyan Tree Lijiang sticks to the multi-ethnic historical roots of the town in which it’s located. Pink and grey brick characterize the exteriors while interiors of warm reds, golds and browns highlight the ancient-meets-modern harmony of the plush accommodations. It is, however, the amenities and activities that make this resort so special, from a wonderful restaurant, bar and tea lounge where a homegrown selection of brews await your discovery, to the array of tantalizing techniques available in the spa. Treks and tours to the surrounding majestic landscapes are also organized and visits to places such as the Tiger Leaping Gorge or to the mountain adjacent can be done on foot, horseback or on bicycle, offering visitors a true insight into the ancient history of the kingdom.

P.O. Box 55
Lijiang 674100
Yunnan, China
Tel: +86 888 533 1111