Culture & History
Located 2,000 metres above sea level, the Banyan Tree looks down upon the wonders of the ancient town of Lijiang. Culture is aplenty in this historic destination; meander through the old town of Dayan which was built during the Southern Song Dynasty, trek to the heights of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain's main peak Shanzidou, which ranks among the tallest glaciers in the world or immerse yourself in classic Dongba culture and take an intimate look at its shamanistic practices. Every aspect of this region offers a new cultural encounter.
Spa & Wellness
Enjoy an award-winning experience at Banyan Tree Spa, including speciality tea from the tea house, treatments which utilise ancient techniques and products made from locally sourced herbs and plants. Treatment packages are particularly heavenly and include therapeutic combinations like ‘Royal Banyan’, comprising a barley and green tea scrub, massage, facial and luxury lavender-infused bath.
Lakes & Mountains
There are eleven different treks to be enjoyed - either on foot, horseback or by bicycle, to the beautiful Tiger Leaping Gorge, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain or the old towns of Dayan and Shuhe.
Revel amid serenity and intimacy in Banyan Tree Lijiang's beautifully romantic setting. Seclude yourselves amid your luxurious villa and enjoy an in-villa couples massage treatment away from interruptions. As day turns to dusk, enjoy a truly exquisite and intimate experience as you dine together by soft moonlight in a beautiful traditional pagoda.