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The Intercontinental Lijiang

Lijiang, Yunnan, China

An expansive resort with an old-world charm set in beautiful gardens and ponds, the Intercontinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort is a center of modern luxury in the ancient surroundings of Lijiang.

At a Glance

  • Located right next to the Old Town of Lijiang

  • Amazing views of the Jade Dragon Mountains from the hotel

  • Wonderfully large swimming pool

  • Lovely resort feeling of the property whilst being in the center of town

Couples, Culture, Family, Adventure

Insider's View

If you are traveling as a family choose two Club Deluxe rooms which share a small courtyard and lounge area.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Lijang can get incredibly busy so try and return to the hotel during the afternoon when the tour groups are exploring after their lunch. you can then relax in the huge pool or have a massage in the excellent spa.

Dominic Atterton

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to The Intercontinental Lijiang or take a look at our itineraries to Yunnan


A far cry from the hustle and bustle of modern Chinese cities, Lijiang is an ancient retreat set in beautiful valleys with a truly traditional feel.

The Intercontinental Resort continues its traditional charm in its selection of rooms and suites that combine the essence of Lijiang with every comfort of modern luxury. Taking inspiration from beautiful local design the decor of the rooms provides sophisticated clean lines and a unique sense of place. This sense of place is further captured in the expansive lobby with floor to ceiling windows that frame the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the distance.

There are three lovely restaurants at the Intercontinental Lijiang which offer a choice between Asian Fusion cuisine at Basil Leaf Restaurant, the true flavor of traditional Chinese dishes at 7 Colors and a chance to unwind and relax in the Lobby Lounge over cups of tea in the sunbathed atrium with panoramic views of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.

After days exploring the rugged countryside surrounding Lijiang you are welcomed back to the hotel with an enormous heated indoor pool in which to relax and a fantastic Tea Tree Spa with an extensive treatment list.


The Lijiang Ancient Town Resort offers a range of traditionally styled rooms and suites set in a villa formation and surrounded by beautiful gardens. Each abode has been carefully designed to create an elegant fusion of old-world charm and modern luxury, with natural woods and neutral colors.


Children are welcomed at Intercontinental Lijiang and babysitting can be arranged on request.


There are two main restaurants which highlight the best of Asian cuisine. Basil Leaf offers a fusion of Asian flavors with western dishes available alongside and 7 Colors Restaurant showcases Chinese cuisine, especially from the Yunnan region with its unique flavors. The Lobby Lounge provides a wonderful space to relax and unwind with the spectacular backdrop of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.

The Tea Tree Spa boasts 8 treatment rooms with blissful spa treatments to ensure tired muscles are truly pampered after days exploring Lijiang Old Town and wider Yunnan landscapes. There is also a large indoor pool and fully equipped gym and personal trainer on hand.


The Yunnan region is famed for its natural beauty and there is plenty to explore in and around Lijiang. Old Town Lijiang is just 5 minutes' walk from the Intercontinental and the surrounding mountains are easily accessible just a short drive away.

Location & Directions

Lijiang, Yunnan, China

The Lijiang Ancient Town Resort is set in extensive gardens and enjoys spectacular views of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Conveniently located for the historical town, this is a fabulous retreat from the hustle and bustle of most Chinese cities.

When to go

Overall, the temperature of Lijiang is lower than the other places in Yunnan. There is also a big temperature difference between day and night. The best time to travel Lijiang is spring and summer. If you want to experience the most beautiful scenery of Lijiang, April and May is the best time for you to arrive.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to The Intercontinental Lijiang or take a look at our itineraries to Yunnan

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