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Banyan Tree Lijiang

Why We Love This Hotel :

History: The hotel is just a short drive away from Lijiang’s “old town” of Dayan, which is a rich amalgamation of Lijiang’s culture and history.

Service: Having been awarded Best Luxury Hotel and Best Spa Resort in China at the 2007 China Hotel Starlight Awards, Banyan Tree Lijiang is well-known for its impeccable service.

Location: Sitting 2,000 meters above sea-level, with the majestic Jade Dragon Snow Mountain acting as a magnificent backdrop, the hotel’s location is dramatic and surreal.


The hotel’s facilities keep with the modernity-meets-traditional-China theme that permeates the hotel. Guests may enjoy a traditional Chinese spa treatment, followed by a challenging workout in the state-of-the-art gym. 


A well-equipped gym with modern equipment is provided for guest use. Additionally, there are yoga classes available led by experienced yoga instructors, and outdoor tennis courts.


The hotel's spa draws on the traditional Chinese concept of five elements, which have been incorporated not only into the spa's design, but also into each of the treatments offered by the trained spa practitioners.


Whether guest meal requirements be romantic, classy, casual, or private, the Banyan Tree Lijiang has an extensive selection of restaurants to accommodation most every wish. Dine like an Emperor on fine Cantonese cuisine, or dine in a relaxed café on Western fare.

In-Villa Dining

For guests who prefer the privacy and comfort of their villa, meals can be served directly to all rooms, villas, and suites. Guests may choose from an extensive in-villa dining menu that includes Tibetan Hot Pot and outdoor barbeques.

Wen Hai Bar

If a full meal is not in order, guests may head to Wen Hai Bar, where cocktails are served alongside light snacks, with the ever-present Jade Dragon Snow Mountain towering majestically in the distance.

Bai Yun Restaurant

Fine Cantonese cuisine is presented here in an open-concept Chinese banquet setting, with the charming touch of a koi pond alongside. Private business meetings or family affairs can take place in the air-conditioned private dining area.

Imperial Feast

Another of the hotel's restaurants that provides diners not just with a meal, but with an experience, Imperial Feast gives guests the opportunity to play Emperor for the evening. Guests are served a modern six-course degustation menu by their own personal butler, amidst stunning mountain views.

Ming Yue Restaurant

This casual modern dining café features an extensive menu consisting of both local and international fare.

Moonlight Pagoda

Dining at the Moonlight Pagoda is more than just a meal - it's an experience. Marvel at the traditional Naxi-style pagoda, with the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain looming majestically in the distance. The fare here is inspired by traditional Naxi cuisine.



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