Banyan Tree Hangzhou

Hangzhou, China

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  • Unique wetlands setting

  • Onsite marina for relaxing wetland boat trips

  • High end accommodation with modern oriental style

  • Option for a private spa treatment room within suites and villas

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Shanghai and eastern China’s subtropical climate brings with it four distinct seasons. The weather is generally mild and temperate, with a great deal of rainfall even in the drier months of the year. The frequent monsoon showers and scorching temperatures of June, July and August can make it uncomfortably humid, with the mercury regularly rising over 35°C. Winter is overcast and chilly, although snow seldom falls in this eastern region of China. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best times to visit Shanghai and eastern China, with pleasant temperatures and fewer tourists.

 

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Description

Delight in the romance of Banyan Tree Hangzhou located in the picturesque setting of Xixi Wetlands. Designed to resemble a Jiangnan-style town, there are just 72 suites and villas within this tranquil resort with fine dining, a marina and a soothing spa.

An upscale spa resort, Banyan Tree Hangzhou is a peaceful retreat sitting within the Xixi Wetlands, an area of stunning lakes, mountains and wildlife. Full of modern oriental style and sophisticated amenities, this lovely resort is the ultimate base for exploring the countryside, temples and pagodas of Hangzhou. Located 50-kilometres from Hangzhou airport and 158-kilometres from Shanghai, the resort has a tranquil spa and marina, offering popular boat trips for guests to experience the atmospheric wetland scenery.

The resort has 36 suites and 36 villas with wetland and garden views. The generously-sized entry level suite includes bedroom with living and dining areas, spacious bathroom with bathtub and separate shower, furnished balcony, stereo system, underfloor heating, air-conditioning, relaxing fireplace area, minibar, safe, Wi-Fi, satellite TV and DVD player. Upgraded options include private courtyard, private spa treatment room, outdoor jet pool and the choice of a two to five-bedroom villa. All the accommodation is beautifully-appointed in contemporary Asian style with traditional accents.

Guests enjoy a range of dining options including all-day international dishes at the Waterlight Court; authentic Hangzhou and Cantonese cuisine at Bai Yun; drinks and light snacks at Jiu Xian and in-room dining. A feature of the resort is Destination Dining which offers the chance to dine on a boat, along the riverbank or to enjoy an outdoor wetlands barbeque. Facilities include a fitness centre, indoor pool, the celebrated Banyan Tree Spa and a Kid’s Club which offers both childcare and toy rentals. Guests can also relax in the retro-styled library with its plush comfortable seating, antique typewriter and vintage photograph. There is also a programme of boat trips through the wetlands.

A lovely resort for relaxation, the Banyan Tree makes an excellent base for exploring the Xixi Wetlands and the rich cultural history of Hangzhou.

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Experiences

  • Ancient Shangxiang Pilgrim's Trail

    Follow the ancient pathway of Maojiabu, savour authentic local delicacies which once enchanted Bai Juyi or join local monks for acclaimed vegetarian meal at Faxi Temple. Afterwards, explore the three temples of Tianzhu before descending to Fayun Village.

  • Chinese Fan Museum with Painting

    Hangzhou is famous for its fan-painting culture. Enjoy a visit to the Chinese Fan Museum followed by a fan-painting session which you get to keep as a gift!

  • Chinese Umbrella Museum with Painting

    Hangzhou is famous for its umbrella-painting culture. Enjoy a visit to the Chinese Umbrella Museum followed by an umbrella-painting session which you get to keep as a gift!

  • Evening Tour of Xizha Scenic Area

    Let us whisk you away from the crowd into the lesser-visited Xizha Scenic Area in Wuzhen. The beauty of Wuzhen truly glows in the evening once the crowd of day trippers have left. Explore the many historic sites and ancient alleyways here.

  • Evening Water Spirit Performance

    Enjoy the only water stage performance in China, with performances combining ethnic and modern styles over dances, waterfall curtains and 3D displays.

  • Full day tour of Hangzhou

    Spend a full day uncovering the secrets of Hangzhou with your private guide, exploring the temples of Lingyin and Fei Lai Feng the Tea Museum and tranquil waters of the West Lake.

  • Hangzhou Cuisine Museum

    Get acquainted with the tradition of Hangzhou cuisines, such as the Beggar's Chicken, Longjing Tea Shrimp, Dongpo Pork and more!

  • Hangzhou's Lesser-Known Gems

    Visit the sacred Yuhuang temple, Fuxing temple, admire the Octagonal Royal Farm Field, before learning about silk history at China Silk Museum, the City God Tower and concluding at the romantic Wansong Academy.

  • Helicopter Over Qiandao Lake

    Admire the magnificent Thousand Islets Lake from a bird's eye view as you soar with a view of the lake and surrounding mountains on a helicopter.

  • Hot Air Balloon Over Qiandao Lake

    Admire the magnificent Thousand Islets Lake from a bird's eye view as you soar with a view of the lake and surrounding mountains on a hot air balloon.

  • Huangnan Maple Ancient Path

    Starting from an old village, we hike uphill through pavilions and ancient bridges into Jigong Temple and a scenic viewpoint of the Huangtan Terraced Field. The hiking takes approximately 5 hours to finish.

  • Impression of West Lake Show

    Enjoy an evening of the iconic "Impression of West Lake" show, with captivating performances coupled with spectacular visual effects and dazzling lights staged on the beautiful West Lake.

  • Lingyin Temples Walking Trail

    Discover the trail of temples, pagodas and Buddhist grottoes. Start from Lingin Temple into Feilai Feng, hiking up into Yongfu Monastery, Taoguang Temple and the North Peak for a view of "Twin Peaks Piercing the Clouds" before descending with a cable car.

  • Longmen & Shen'ao Ancient Towns

    Today, we will discover some of the most secluded ancient rural villages just south of Hangzhou, including Longmen which is said to be hometown of the Three Kingdoms and the authentic Shen'ao with its fascinating underground water supply.

  • Moganshan Hiking

    Hike through the Jianggong Ancient Path, enjoy a cup of coffee at 395 Laoshulin Outdoor Station, then continue from Zhonghua Hill to Luhuadang before descending from the scenic route of Moganshan-Jianchi Feipu.

  • Nanxun Water Town

    Make a trip to Nanxun. Walking along the canals of the old town, one will not see enormous herds of tourists, but instead, locals washing clothes, sipping tea or playing cards beside the water.

  • Nature and Cultural Tour

    Visit the remarkable Lingyin Temple and appreciate the tea culture at Longjing Green Tea Plantation and Meijiawu village. Stroll along the serene bamboo-lined path forest at Yunqi before visiting Qinghefang Old Street.

  • Plant Foraging at Ancient Shangxiang Pilgrim's Trail

    Learn how to identify local plants based on appearance, touch and smell as you move along the quaint Maojiabu Village and upper Tianzhu along the ancient Shangxiang path in search of ideal foraging grounds.

  • Qiandao Lake Boat Tour

    Take a boat ride through Qiandao Lake. With more than 1,000 islands on its clear waters, explore some of the famous islands including Bird Island, Snake Island and Monkey Island.

  • Seal Engraving Workshop

    Tour the seal engraving museum in the Gushan area. Afterwards, you will have the chance to create your own stone seal with the guidance of an engraver from the Xiling Seal Art Society.

  • Shanghai Cultural Tour

    Explore People Square and its surroundings in the heart of Shanghai flanked by modern skyscrapers yet brimming with culture. Marvel at the rich collection of artefacts in Shanghai Museum. After a Dim Sum lunch, walk along the street in Yuyuan Bazaar.

  • Shaoxing Water Town

    Visit the former residence of Lu Xun, enjoy a traditional wupeng boat ride across the canals and visit the Keyan Scenic Areas.

  • Taoist Mountain of Baochu

    Enjoy early morning or late afternoon walk at the Taoist mountain of Baochu. Pass through Baopu Courtyard, Ziyun Cave, Qixia Cave, Taoist shrines and Buddhist statues. Top off with a fantastic sunrise or sunset at Baochu Pagoda overlooking Hangzhou city.

  • Tongli Water Town with Cruise

    Today, you will make a visit to the Tongli Ancient Town, stopping at Tuisi Garden, Jianyin Hall and ancient bridges. Afterwards, enjoy a cruise along the water town to take in its beauty.

  • Tunxi Old Street

    Stroll along the Tunxi Old Street and enjoy the Huizhou Culture. Surround yourself with the fragrance of tea and indulge in local snacks while admiring the beautiful Ming and Qing Dynasties architectures.

  • Westlake Boat Tour in Hangzhou

    Jump on board and sail on the Westlake! Visit Guo's Garden, a beautiful traditional garden, and Leifeng Pagoda. Head to the China National Tea Museum and dive into the long history and culture surrounding tea.

  • Wuzhen Water Town

    Soak in the romantic ambience from Wuzhen's ancient docks, waterside pavilions and corridors from this beautifully preserved water town dating back to the late Qing dynasty period.

  • Xitang Water Town

    Enjoy a boat ride at the charming Xitang, with nine river and over 100 bridges running through different corners of the town.

  • Xixi National Wetland Park Boat Tour

    Enjoy a boat ride along the Wetland surroundings, soaking in the various ponds, lakes, swamps, village lives, as well as the "Three Causeways" and "Ten Sights" of Xixi National Wetland Park.

Location & directions

Hangzhou, China

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