Banyan Tree Lijiang

Lijiang, Yunnan, China

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.

At a Glance

  • The most luxurious property in the beautiful area of Lijiang

  • A collection of stunning suites and villas, many of which have heated outdoor jet or plunge pools

  • Lovely views of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

  • Visit the indulgent Banyan Tree Spa

  • Visit nearby Old Lijiang Town and wander through the incredible maze of traditional houses

Adventure, Culture, Honeymoon, Spa & health

Insider's View

Definitely stay in a Garden Jacuzzi Villa - the views of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain whilst having a dip are unforgettable!

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Take time to reflect your adventures by sitting on the lawn with a glass of wine, overlooking Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.

Victoria Hogg

Insider's View

Opt for a Garden Vila where you will get your own private plunge pool and breathtaking views over the Dragon Jade Mountain

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Visit the excellent spa for a massage after long day spent exploring town or hiking in the mountains.

Dominic Atterton

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The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lijiang Old Town sits at an altitude of almost 8,000 feet and nestled in a valley below the snow-capped peaks of the legendary Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Banyan Tree Lijiang is located within close proximity to Lijiang Old Town and provides the perfect luxury setting for contemplation and rejuvenation.

A masterful reinterpretation of traditional Naxi architecture, each beautifully appointed villa is nestled in a lush private garden with beautiful views of the mountain peaks. Most villas feature a heated outdoor jet pool or plunge pool whilst the Garden Suites are excellent value and still retain a luxurious edge.

One can also enjoy signature spa treatments inspired by the ancient Chinese and Himalayan practices at Banyan Tree Spa Lijiang, perfect for relaxing after a day’s trekking. Lijiang is home to the ethnic Naxi tribe, the indigenous people of Yunnan region known for their architectural and musical styles as well as the intriguing Dongba language. Guests can embark on specially developed treks to visit the local villages, Lijiang Old Town, as well as the magnificent physical surroundings.


The Banyan Tree Lijiang has 50 Suites with a private garden or balcony and 55 Luxury Villas (one, two or three bedroom) with private gardens and heated jet or plunge pools. All rooms are carefully furnished in the russets and golds, traditional fabrics and furnishings native to the local Naxi culture.


Children are welcome at The Banyan Tree Lijang and those with a sense of adventure will love the horse riding, trekking and amazing scenery. The hotel has no specific facilities for children but families can enjoy the space of the two bedroom villas and babysitting can be arranged on request.


The Bai Yun restaurant offers a Chinese banquet experience while the indoor and outdoor Ming Yue restaurant serves both Western and Asian cuisine in a relaxed setting. Meals can also be experienced in your villa or in a private romantic setting in the grounds of the hotel and drinks are served at the bar overlooking the mountain.

The Banyan Tree Spa truly an experience in itself with some of the best therapists in Asia. There is also a fitness center, library and outdoor tennis court.


The Banyan Tree offers various activities so that guests can get maximum enjoyment out of exploring this extraordinary area including horseback riding, trekking, cultural tours and 4 wheel drive tours.

Location & Directions

Lijiang, Yunnan, China

Banyan Tree Lijiang Resort & Spa is in the southern Chinese province of Yunnan. The city is located along a trade route that was once part of the historic Silk Road from Yunnan to Tibet.

When to go

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 Fall 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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