The Ultimate Shangri-la Experience
We have discovered two very special hotels which we think encapsulate the true Shangri-la experience. The luxurious and character-filled Banyan Tree Lijiang and Banyan Tree Ringha make the most of their stunning mountain settings and close proximity to historic towns, the majestic Leaping Tiger Gorge and warm, welcoming locals.
A tailored experience including both properties is recommended to fully experience all this wonderful region has to offer. This is China away from the maddening hustle and bustle of the sprawling cities and makes an ideal extension to any Shanghai or Beijing visit.
Banyan Tree Lijiang
Located near the UNESCO World Heritage town of Dayan and against the spectacular backdrop of mist shrouded Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the Banyan Tree Lijiang is no ordinary spa resort. Thoughtfully designed to capture the spirit and heritage of the local Naxi people and luxuriously appointed to ensure any holiday wish is catered for. Select from a range of beautifully furnished villas and suites all with majestic mountain views and private garden settings. Indulge in a truly oriental spa experience where you can select from a range of treatment options including Asian healing and relaxation techniques. Dining here becomes an experience all of its own with choices ranging from a glorious Chinese banquet to a lantern-lit romantic dinner beneath the Moonlight Pagoda.
Banyan Tree Ringha
In contrast to Lijiang, your experience at Ringha is more Tibet than China. The resort is made up of traditional Tibetan style farmhouses complete with intricate woodcarvings and smoky fireplaces. Learn the art of tea appreciation at the Tea House or try a traditional Tibetan Hotpot in one of the Banyan Trees idyllic restaurants. For all you romantics the Highland Romance dining experience should not be missed. Saddle up for your horseback ride through the Tibetan plains to the banks for the Shudugang River where your four-course dinner awaits.
Duration: 7 days/6 nights +
Location: ex Shanghai, Beijing or Kunming, China
Operation: Year round - the Yunnan looks beautiful in all seasons