Enchanting Yunnan is brimming with diversity, from the myriad of different ethnic tribes to the wildly changing landscapes. Trek through the magnificent Tiger Leaping Gorge, unearth the secrets of Lijiang old town, learn about the customs and folklore of the local tribespeople of Dali and revel in the natural beauty of the mountains and grasslands of Shangri La, on the edge of the Tibetan plateau.
The vast southern province of Yunnan is a melting pot of ancient history, rich cultures and spectacular natural beauty. The capital city of Kunming is known for its balmy climate, holy temples and surrounding national parks. Close to the Tibetan border lies the alpine city of Shangri-La, with its strong Tibetan influence and spectacular Himalayan panoramas. Visit the nearby Ganden Sumtseling, Yunnan’s most sacred Tibetan monastery and hike past glittering lakes and meadows of grazing yaks. From the vast rolling rice terraces of Yuanyang and the Confucian temples of Jianshui, to the glittering lakes of Dali La, Yunnan is visually spellbinding.
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Banyan Tree Lijiang
Lijiang, Yunnan, China
Best for: Adventure, Culture, Spa & health, Golf
Located close to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lijiang Old Town, the collection of stunning luxury villas at Banyan Tree Lijiang offer inspirational views of the snow-capped peaks of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and the countryside beyond.
Banyan Tree Ringha
Shangri-La, Yunnan, China
Best for: Adventure, Culture, Off the beaten track
Located at 3200 metres above sea level, high in the spectacular mountainous province of Yunnan, the luxurious Banyan Tree Ringha is set on a landscape of stunning natural beauty - packed with awe-inspiring ridges, deep canyons and endless valleys.
Bolian Resort and Spa Jingmai
Jingmai Mountains, China
Bolian Resort and Spa is set amongst acres of ancient tea plantations on Jingmai Moutain in western Yunnan. Discover the history of Pu’er tea and the cultures of the minority tribespeople that live on the old Tea Horse Road that links Yunnan with Tibet.