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.
Luxury Hotel Accommodation
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.
All Day Dining
Enjoy a delightful array of multi-national cuisine at this indoor and outdoor café offering buffet-style dining.
The open concept Chinese banquet setting lets you dine in an atmosphere of old-world elegance while being entertained by musicians on the outdoor stage. There is an air-conditoned private dining area for top-secret business chats behind closed doors.
Few countries in the world have perfected the art of tea appreciation as well as China, where hundreds of varieties of tea are grown in the different provinces. Adjourn to the Tea Lounge to learn about the fascinating array of brews; and try some of the finest selections.
Enjoy live music, finger foods and a nightcap before you turn in. This lively nightspot features indoor and outdoor seating, with a band gleaned on everything - from local favorites to evergreen classics.
40 minutes from Lijiang Airport