Songtsam Linka Lijiang

Lijiang is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a prefecture-level city in northwest Yunnan that is close to 8,000 feet above sea level and known for both its old town of cobblestone streets and the incredible natural landscapes beyond its borders. Instead of situating itself in the middle of this touristic hub, however, the Songtsam Linka Lijiang is located Ciman, which is a small Naxi-ethnic village located nearby where traditional ways of living have persisted into the present. From the hotel, guests can enjoy spectacular views of the old town, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, and Lashi Lake. The hotel itself is designed in a Naxi courtyard style and is decorated with exquisite Hui-style stone sculptures. Spacious, well-appointed rooms have balconies, comfortable beds, and are decorated in a cozy manner. There is a spa, a heated swimming pool, and a 24-hour fitness center on site, along with a library and a boutique shop. In terms of dining, there is a restaurant that primarily serves local Naxi dishes, but there are also some Western dishes available. Breakfast is served buffet style, and guests can enjoy tea or a selection of wines later in the day. There is also a café that serves a variety of drinks and snacks. Besides exploring the old town of Lijiang, travelers can also go on hiking trips through the surrounding natural landscape, or they can explore nearby Buddhist temples and other cultural sites.

Why We Love This Hotel

Explore: Lijiang’s old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site surrounded by incredible wild spaces, meaning guests to this remote corner of the globe will have no shortage of sights to explore during their stay.

A Chance to Unplug: The Songtsam Linka Lijiang is located just outside of Lijiang in an intimate Naxi village that has a slow pace of life and invites visitors to set aside the pressures of modern life and enjoy the moment.

Style: The hotel’s unique combinations of Naxi-Dongba, Chinese-Hantang, and Tibetan-influenced art pieces infuse the hotel with a distinctive style.

Lijiang, China
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  • Boutiques
  • Coffee Shop
  • Fitness Center
  • Library
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
The Songtsam Linka Lijiang is home to 42 rooms, which are flooded with sunlight via th eir floor-to-ceiling Naxi-style windows. Spaces are tastefully furnished, and wooden flo ors, exposed wooden structural beams, a host of other warm, earth-tone colors, and ce rtain touches like colorful glass lamps come together to instill rooms with a comfortabl e yet refined atmosphere. Rooms range in size from 375 to 860 square feet, and balcon ies are common. All accommodations come with heating and cooling, and certain items travelers expect from high-end hotels, such as tea kettles and complimentary toiletries, are also available.
Deluxe Room

Deluxe Room

Sunlight floods through floor-to-ceiling Naxi-style windows into these well-appointed rooms with wood floors and wood-paneled or painted walls, making for a welcoming atmosphere. The room has a balcony space, and its interior has a sofa, a writing desk, and either a king-size bed or two twins. There is a private bathroom that is stocked with essential toiletries, and the room also has a flat-screen television.

Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suite

The spacious Deluxe Suite can accommodate up to two adults and one child. The room has wooden floors, exposed wooden structural beams, and tasteful furniture. The collection of warm, earthy colors come together to instill the suite with a tranquil feeling, and the room has a balcony, a private bathroom stocked with essential toiletries, and a comfortable bed.

Family Suite

Family Suite

The family suite is a spacious room that can accommodate up to four, along with one small child. The room has a balcony and a private bathroom that is stocked with essential toiletries and fitted with a bathtub.

The hotel has a well-equipped spa that is designed to provide traditional Kum Nye Tibe tan massages, and there is also a heated outdoor swimming pool. An on-site 24-hour fi tness center features a wide selection of hi-tech exercise equipment. The hotel library boasts a rich collection of books on ethnic cultures, and the hotel’s boutique has a nu mber of handcrafted artisan items for sale.


The boutique offers a collection of handcrafted artisan items that were handpicked by the Songtsam team and are available for purchase. Items range from Tibetan carpets and wall tapestries to antique jewelry pieces and ethnic homewares.

Fitness Center

The hotel’s 24-hour gym features technologically advanced workout equipment, including cycling machines, spinners, treadmills, cross trainers, strength machines, and a yoga room.


This relaxing library features a rich collection of books on ethnic cultures.


The hotel’s on-site spa has four therapy rooms and sauna cabins. It is elaborately designed to provide traditional Kum Nye Tibetan massages.

Swimming Pool

The outdoor heated pool is more than 2,000 square feet in size, and it is equipped with a circulating water system and filtration facility that allows guests to swim during all four seasons.

The hotel has two restaurants. The larger of the two primarily serves local Naxi specialti es. The other restaurant serves Western dishes and has a breakfast buffet available in t he morning and later in the day, it serves tea and a selection of wines. There is also a c afé where guests can enjoy a selection of drinks and snacks.


The hotel’s café serves a variety of drinks and snacks, such as ginger tea with brown sugar and homemade barley cookies.

Chinese Restaurant

Chinese Restaurant

This restaurant can host up to 80 guests, and it also has VIP dining rooms, some of which can accommodate up to 20 guests. The menu includes local specialties like pork rib hotpot and other Naxi dishes.

Western Restaurant

Western Restaurant

Able to seat 26 guests, this restaurant offers a breakfast buffet, afternoon tea, a la carte dishes, and a selection of handpicked wines.

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