Tsingpu Baisha Retreat

Lijiang, China

At a Glance

  • Located near the foot of the majestic Jade Dragon Snow mountain and only a 20-minute drive to Lijiang City Centre
  • 19 exclusive rooms inspired by the Japanese zen style and the local Naxi culture
  • Wake up to stunning views of the Snow Mountain in your room
  • Tsingpu Baisha hosts an impressive line-up of activities that allow guests to immerse in the local culture
  • Hotel restaurant serves up delicious local and traditional Chinese cuisine. All meals and activities are included in rates

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From the subtropical lowlands in the south up to glacier-capped mountains in the north, Yunnan is a province of extremes. The climate varies so much across this vast and diverse area, that it has given rise to an ancient Chinese saying: “You can enjoy all four seasons on the same mountain, with each just a few miles from the next”. Generally speaking, most of Yunnan province is mild in winter and cool in summer, with large variances in temperature occurring across the day. Mornings can start with a wintery chill, and warm up to 25°C by lunchtime. Spring and Autumn are mild and pleasant and the best times to visit Yunnan, despite May being the rainiest month of the year. For snow-capped mountains and dramatic alpine scenes, the winter months of November to January can be spectacular.


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Advocating for a “return to the nature” experience for its guests, Tsingpu Baisha leads guests into an immersive journey of discovery into the local cultures and traditions of Lijiang.

Perched near the foot of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Tsingpu Baisha is blessed with majestic views of this most prominent icon of Lijiang. This 19-room hotel is designed by world-class architect Yoshimasa Tsutsumi and incorporates local Naxi culture with traditional Japanese style, giving off a harmonious and rustic luxury atmosphere. 
The comfortable rooms of this property are inspired by Zen-like traditional elements and equipped with modern facilities. Tsingpu Baisha hosts numerous immersion activities, from salon style cultural discussions and folk story-telling sessions, to local handicraft-making sessions. For those looking for an adventure, Tsingpu Baisha organizes hikes and mushroom picking walks around the scenic mountains in the area. These activities are conducted by local experts, scholars and Naxi villagers, offering guests the most authentic insight and experience into the local culture and traditions.  The stay in Tsingpu Baisha provides an all-inclusive meal package with no limits on drinks. Experience the taste of Yunnan, made using freshest ingredients with varying menus for different seasons.
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The comfortable rooms of this property are inspired by Zen-like traditional elements and equipped with modern facilities. The 19 spacious and comfortable rooms are equipped with a business area, living area, a super king-size bed, a large bathtub, separate shower and toilet. Some of the rooms also feature balconies with chairs, allowing you to bask in the magnificent views of Lijiang. For bigger families, this property allows the addition of beds to accommodate up to three person per room.


The stay in Tsingpu Baisha provides an all-inclusive meal package with no limits on drinks. Savour the most authentic taste of Yunnan with chef Mars Liu. Tsingpu Baisha houses a central courtyard for guests to relax and interact. It also boasts outdoor observation platforms that allow guests to admire the splendid views of surrounding Lijiang.


Tsingpu Baisha hosts salon style cultural and history discussions, local handicraft-making sessions and traditional Naxi minority festivals (such as Bonfire Parties and traditional wedding experience) as well as tours to the surrounding villages. For adventurer seekers, embark on hikes and mushroom picking walks around the scenic mountains in the area. These activities are conducted by local experts and scholars to provide for the most authentic experience into the local culture.


  • A day in Jianshui

    Enjoy an exploration of Jianshui as we discover the Zhang Family Garden and Double Dragon Bridge. Head to Changyang City Gate and the Confucius temple of Jianshui for a visit.

  • Blue Moon Valley

    Today, you will visit the natural white water terraces of Blue Moon Valley, also known as the Pamukkale of China. You will also board a ropeway for a bird's eye view of the river valley.

  • Cultural Lijiang Tour

    Embark on a walking tour of Lijiang old town and step back in time with the traditional buildings and lovely alleyways. Then head to Black Dragon Mountain Pond and if time permits, visit the Dongba Institute and up to Lion Hill for a bird's eye view.

  • Cultural Tengchong

    Explore the tranquil ancient town of Heshun village and make a visit to the library and charming old residences including the Li Family Mansion and the former residence of renowned philosopher Ai Siqi.

  • Dongba Culture Museum

    Get in-depth into the unique Naxi Dongba culture, with over 12,000 relics such as paintings, holy books and sacrifice tools. The museum is also built in the quadrangle courtyard architecture which reflects the Naxi Dongba culture.

  • Glacier Park

    At 4,506 metres above sea level, Glacier Park is one of the world's highest cable car stations. You will be provided with one oxygen canister. Optional visit to Spruce Meadow (3,200m) or Yak Meadow (3,700m) is available.

  • Half Day Visit to Tanwei Village

    Make a trip to Tanwei Village and immerse in the authentic culture and the Tibetan way of life. Try their yak butter tea and tsampa, a staple in their diet.

  • Half day visit to Tiger Leaping Gorge

    Head to the Tiger Leaping Gorge and embark on a short hike. Be captivated by the beautiful views of the flanking mountains and river canyon.

  • Hike Laojunshan's 99 Dragon Pool

    This rewarding trek traverses through dense forest with strong biological diversity, flanked by multi-coloured canyon walls and unique danxia landford of Liming.

  • Impressions of Lijiang Performance

    Be amazed by the dazzling performance of "Impressions of Lijiang", one of the three outdoor shows of famous director, Zhang Yimo. Watch as more than 500 dancers wear their ethnic costume to perform with the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain as its backdrop.

  • Jingmai to Xishuangbanna

    Drive to Menghai where you will visit a countryside temple and the Bulang Tribe enroute. Go on a leisurely hike around Mount Nannuo as you walk through local villages and tea plantations. Arrive in Xishuangbanna.

  • Lashi Lake

    Experience a slice of Naxi village life along the Lashi Lake National Wetland Park. See a viewpoint of the lake from the top of a hill and visit the Zhiyun Temple.

  • Mu Palace Exploration

    Enjoy a tour of the Mu's Family Mansion, who was once the ruler of Naxi from the Yuan to Qing Dynasty. The layout of the Mu Residence follows that of the Forbidden City of Beijing and is termed the Forbidden City of Lijiang.

  • Naxi Orchestra & Throat Singing

    This evening you will have the chance to experience the traditional throat-singing and dòngjing performance of the Naxi Orchestra.

  • Outskirts of Lijiang Exploration

    Explore the surrounds of Lijiang and visit the villages of Longquan, Baisha and Yuhu, each with their own interesting stories.

  • Potatso National Park

    Today, we escape into the wilderness of Potatso National Park, stop by scenic spots of Shudu Lake, Bita Lake and Militang Alpine Pasture. On your return, we will make a stop at Xiao Zhongdian Village with its unique setting by a colossal valley.

  • Snubnose Golden Monkeys and Bazhu Village Exploration

    Explore the Baima Snow Mountain Nature Reserve in search of the rare Snubnose Golden Monkeys. Enjoy the astounding views and scenery with a picnic lunch before visiting the Lisu Village named Bazhu.

  • Tiger Leaping Gorge enroute between Lijiang and Tacheng

    Embark on a short hike at Tiger Leaping Gorge, a narrow gorge tucked snugly between two mountains, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and the Haba Mountain. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant.

  • Village Hike: Bodolo to Yulitadi

    Enjoy a 2-hour hike through a pristine alpine forest across two Yi minority villages, dwarfed by the silver cliffs of Yulong Snow Mountain in the background. Optional 1-hour horse ride in the alpine meadow is available.

  • Wen Hai Lake

    Venture into the countryside with a visit to Wenhai Lake to visit the local rural villages.

Location & directions

Lijiang, China

A short walk from the Shuhe Ancient Town, Tsingpu Baisha is a 20-minute drive from Lijiang Old Town and 50-minute drive from Lijiang Sanyi Airport.

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