Breathtaking Scenery, Five-Star Pampering: China’s Banyan Tree Lijiang Resort

Breathtaking-Scenery-Five-Star-Pampering-China’s-Banyan-Tree-Lijiang-Resort_01

Step into a magical world at Banyan Tree Lijiang Resort, a luxury award-winning resort in what has been called “the Venice of the Orient.” In a prime mountainous location 2,000 meters above sea level in the heart of China, this escape is 15 minutes from a historical town, Dayan, and overlooks the majestic Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (a protected sanctuary for ethnic minorities and their cultures) to the south. Not to be missed during your stay is a trip to the old city of Lijiang, where — as your hosts put it — “the call of the wild mingles effortlessly with the genteel bustle of scenic medieval towns.” Take a day tour of the Tiger Leaping Gorge, or engage in “shopping therapy” for historical artifacts on a city tour. Lijiang promises “a story behind every encounter in this land of warm smiles and spectacular landscapes.”

Breathtaking-Scenery-Five-Star-Pampering-China’s-Banyan-Tree-Lijiang-Resort_02

Your lodgings can include a private garden, whirlpool — even a two-story Spa Villa, the lower level of which is devoted to rejuvenating treatments after an active day. For a delicious meal, pamper yourself with Naxi-style cuisine in the Moonlight Pagoda restaurant, where you can dine on such delicacies as flat rice noodles with yak meat or barbecued matsutake mushrooms, in season — or enjoy a six-course repast in the aptly named Imperial Feast; these are only two of the dining or beverage options available. Burn off those calories in the on-site gym — no need to miss staying in shape, even when you’re “getting away from it all” — or with some invigorating tennis in the cool mountain air. Whether you’d like to trek the countryside or simply relax in gorgeous surroundings, the Banyan Tree Lijiang staff are ready to help you enjoy an absolutely perfect vacation.

Breathtaking-Scenery-Five-Star-Pampering-China’s-Banyan-Tree-Lijiang-Resort_03

Breathtaking-Scenery-Five-Star-Pampering-China’s-Banyan-Tree-Lijiang-Resort_04

Breathtaking-Scenery-Five-Star-Pampering-China’s-Banyan-Tree-Lijiang-Resort_05

Breathtaking-Scenery-Five-Star-Pampering-China’s-Banyan-Tree-Lijiang-Resort_06

Breathtaking-Scenery-Five-Star-Pampering-China’s-Banyan-Tree-Lijiang-Resort_07

Breathtaking-Scenery-Five-Star-Pampering-China’s-Banyan-Tree-Lijiang-Resort_08

Breathtaking-Scenery-Five-Star-Pampering-China’s-Banyan-Tree-Lijiang-Resort_09

Breathtaking-Scenery-Five-Star-Pampering-China’s-Banyan-Tree-Lijiang-Resort_10

Breathtaking-Scenery-Five-Star-Pampering-China’s-Banyan-Tree-Lijiang-Resort_11

Breathtaking-Scenery-Five-Star-Pampering-China’s-Banyan-Tree-Lijiang-Resort_12

Breathtaking-Scenery-Five-Star-Pampering-China’s-Banyan-Tree-Lijiang-Resort_13

Breathtaking-Scenery-Five-Star-Pampering-China’s-Banyan-Tree-Lijiang-Resort_14

Breathtaking-Scenery-Five-Star-Pampering-China’s-Banyan-Tree-Lijiang-Resort_15

Breathtaking-Scenery-Five-Star-Pampering-China’s-Banyan-Tree-Lijiang-Resort_16

Breathtaking-Scenery-Five-Star-Pampering-China’s-Banyan-Tree-Lijiang-Resort_17

Breathtaking-Scenery-Five-Star-Pampering-China’s-Banyan-Tree-Lijiang-Resort_18

Breathtaking-Scenery-Five-Star-Pampering-China’s-Banyan-Tree-Lijiang-Resort_19

Breathtaking-Scenery-Five-Star-Pampering-China’s-Banyan-Tree-Lijiang-Resort_20

Leave your vote

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Written by Janet Butler

Janet W. Butler is a freelance writer, editor, and editorial consultant by day and a “small soprano” by night. An RWA Golden Heart Winner, she is the author of the inspirational romance From the Ashes (“the best little book no one’s ever heard of”), published by SANDS Publishing in 2001; and a romantic suspense, Voice of Innocence, from Desert Breeze Publishing. She is a Chicago native transplanted to northeast Indiana, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and Cassandra “Trouble” Butler, S.R.C. (Spoiled Rotten Cat).