The pulse radiating from Lijiang resonates a symphony full of soul, peace and ethnic harmony. To the north of this beautiful city arises the majestic Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, a sacred sanctuary which has protected the ethnic minorities and their unique cultures since ancient times. Another splendor is the Old Town of Lijiang, regarded as the Venice of the Orient because of the many bridges and canals that lace through the maze of cobbled streets. This historic town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 for its multi-ethnic charm, historical milieu and architectural landscape.Banyan Tree Lijiang's luxurious villas reflect the rich fabric of this locale through their design and furnishings. For souvenirs, visit the inimitable Banyan Tree Gallery and bring home exclusive handicrafts - each traditional memento has a story to tell about the misty hamlet of Lijiang. Lijiang Treks and Tours In Lijiang, the call of the wild mingles effortlessly with the genteel bustle of scenic medieval towns. Discover astounding natural sights on a day tour to the Tiger Leaping Gorge or Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Shop to your heartÃ¢â¬â¢s content for charming historical artifacts on a city tour of the old town. There is a story behind every encounter in this land of warm smiles and spectacular landscapes. Begin your explorations with these tours and treks, which are done either on foot, horseback or bicycle.The old town of Lijiang and surrounding countryside offer a wealth of recreational pursuits from trekking to golf. At the resort you can naturally look forward to Banyan Tree's award-winning spa experience and a host of other facilities, including: A-la-carte massage treatments at Banyan Tree Spa; Guided hikes and horseback-riding; Trekking to Tiger Leaping Gorge; Customized tours of scenic spots outside Lijiang; Visits to the old towns of Dayan and Shuhe; Exploration of Baoshan Stone Village; and the Library with a selection of DVD movies (from August 2006).
Hotel Address:Location Summary
- Banyan Tree Lijiang
- PO Box 55
- Lijiang, Yunnan Province 674100
50 kilometers and 40 minutes away from Lijiang Airport. BANYAN TREE LIJIANG IS THE FIRST LUXURY RESORT IN LIJIANG. HOTEL IS LOCATED NORTHWEST OF YUNNAN PROVINCE/2000 METERS ABOVE SEA LEVEL/AND IN THE MIDDLE REACHES OF YANGTZE RIVER. LIJIANG IS ACCESSIBLE BY CAR AND COACH FROM CITIES IN YUNNAN LIKE KUNMING/DALI AND DIQING. HOTEL IS 15 MINUTES BY CAR FROM DAYAN THE HISTORICAL OLD TOWN.
Directions to Hotel
The LIJIANG AIRPORT (-LJG-) is 50 KM away. The KUNMING AIRPORT (-KMG-) is 600 KM away. From Lijiang Airport, take a taxi or hotel limo to the hotel. The hotel is 50 kilometers away and is about a 40 minute car ride.
The hotel opened in 2006 and has an award winning spa.
Fine Dining on Site
The warm hospitality of the Naxi people permeates every occasion where food is celebrated and shared in Lijiang. The excitement of communal feasting is often heightened by raucous folk dancing and ubiquitous plum wine. An appetite-rousing sojourn into these top-notch epicurean haunts is not to be missed. Available are: All Day Dining - Enjoy a delightful array of multi-national cuisine at this indoor and outdoor cafe offering buffet-style dining; Bai Yun; Tea Lounge; and the Bar.
Each of the 55 villas have their own private pool.
The facilities at the spa include - Treatment rooms with shower; Treatment pavilion with toilet, shower, bath and rainmist (or affusion shower); Yoga; Reception; Activity room; Tea house; Salon; and Gym (from August 2006).
All villas face Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and have either two twins or one king size bed. Each villa has a private pool, living area, bedroom, heater and television.
- - Meeting Space
- - Fine Dining on Site
- - Fitness Center
- - Pool, Outdoor
- - Spa Facility
- - Ecological Tourism
- - Hiking
- - Horseback Riding
- - Jogging & Running
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