Banyan Tree Yangshuo

Yangshuo, Guangxi & Around, China

At a Glance

  • Most luxurious property in Yangshuo and Guilin area

  • Incredible location on the river and surrounded by the limestone karst

  • Huge numbers of activities on offer and the hotel has its own private pier on the river

  • Really beautiful design sympathetic to the area

  • Beautiful restaurants and gardens in which to relax and unwind

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The Guangxi region experiences a subtropical climate, with short, cold winters and long, humid summers with monsoon rains. The majority of the rains fall in May and June, bringing with them intense humidity but turning the stunning landscape the most luscious shades of green. The winter months are damp and windy, with average temperatures hovering around 8°C. Spring and Fall are the prime times to visit Guanxi, with pleasant temperatures, sunny skies and minimal rainfall.

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Insider's View

For a totally pampered stay choose a riverside villa with stunning views over the Li River.

When staying in Yangshou heading out on to the river in a local raft is a must.

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Banyan Tree Yangshuo or take a look at our itineraries to China


Banyan Tree Resort, located just outside of Yangshuo is blessed with the spectacular backdrop of the limestone mountains and rivers. Styled as a picturesque river town, the hotel beautifully and sympathetically incorporates the region's natural beauty.

Relax and enjoy the provincial charm of Fuli town. Set in a mysterious landscape of mountains, meandering rivers, karst towers and caves, the Banyan Tree Resort is a wonderful retreat and base from which to explore the wonders of Yangshuo.

The suites and villas are dotted throughout the hotel's spacious gardens with views over the river, the resort's own meandering lake and on to the lush mountains in the background. All of the rooms are beautifully decorated, taking inspiration from the magical surroundings.

Central to the experience at Banyan Tree Yangshuo is the feeling of being utterly pampered by fantastic facilities, delicious dining options and your stunning surrounds. There are two main restaurants offering a choice of international favorites and local Guangxi and Canton delicacies. Alongside these the Lobby Lounge and Pool Bar offer up a variety of light bites throughout the day.

For a chance to truly unwind there is a luxurious spa, fully equipped yoga studio and gym as well as a wonderful outdoor swimming pool that overlooks the Li River, providing the perfect spot to spend a relaxing afternoon.

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Banyan Tree Resort Yangshuo offers a range of stunning mountain and river view suites as wells as one and two bedroom villas with equally spectacular views. The suites come complete with spacious balconies and villas have beautiful terraces that look out on to the Li River or a private garden. All rooms are accented by charming oriental touches.


Children are welcome at Banyan Tree Yangshuo and babysitting can be arranged but there are no specific specially designed facilities available.


There are two main restaurants at The Banyan Tree Yangshuo offering a wonderful choice of Guangxi and Canon recipes alongside international favorites. Ming Yue restaurant serves a mix of light bites and delicious local specialties throughout the day whilst Baiyuan provides beautifully crafted Guangxi and Canton recipes really highlighting the incredible flavors of the province. The Pool Bar and Lobby Lounge also offer great spots to relax and unwind or if you are looking for a unique and special experience indulge in the Banyan Tree's destination dining in some truly spectacular settings; perched on a cliff or onboard the resort's own bamboo raft on the Li River.

The Banyan Tree Yangshuo boasts a stunning outdoor pool overlooking the Li River alongside a beautiful spa with pampering treatments, large yoga studio and full equipped gym.


The area of Yangshuo is surrounded by stunning scenery and there are plenty of amazing adventures to be had in the surrounding area. The Banyan Tree has its own luxury river cruise available for guests to be taken straight from the hotel's pier. On top of this, they can offer plenty of hand crafted experiences from discovering local villages, kayaking along the Li River and fantastic experiences uncovering beautiful contemporary Chinese art in the area.



Dominic Atterton (Staff)

The Banyan Tree is the newest luxury hotel in this part of the country and they have done an excellent job with it. The hotel sits right on the river which links Yangshou with neighboring Guilin and feels very green, and verdant with its own internal lily pond and surrounded by mountains covered in foliage. The hotel is made up of individual villas all with some sort of terrace or outdoor space. If you can try and get one that looks out over the river itself as views are lovely. There is an outdoor swimming pool and the whole place really has the air of a calming retreat. The dcor inside the rooms is very modern and there are some great 2 bedroom options for families. An excellent option for anyone visiting this part of China. Do note that the hotel is not in central Yangshou so you will need to arrange a taxi to take you in and out of town if you would like to travel in for dinner.


Sophie Jones (Staff)

As soon as I arrived at Banyan Tree Yangshuo I was instantly struck by the incredible views and unreal setting that the hotel is in. Surrounded by the limestone karst you really do feel like you have stepped into another world. The locations of the villas and the suites are amazing, taking advantage of the incredible setting. All the rooms are beautifully designed and have a really good mix of traditional Chinese design whilst being so comfortable and contemporary in style.


  • Bamboo Raft Cruise on the Li River

    Drift leisurely down the Li River on a bamboo raft as you pass a picturesque landscape of lush fields framed by limestone karsts. Step ashore to visit villages complete with Ming and Qing era architecture and discover a world away from the bustling city.

  • Bike & Hike in Yangshuo

    Bike around the villages of Yangshuo with a guide and get a chance to observe the local farmers at work. Follow with a hike in the paddy fields and enjoy the panoramic view of the breath-taking landscapes.

  • Bird's Eye View of Yangshuo

    For those who would like to see the magnificent beauty of Guilin from a bird's eye view, we can bring you to Xianggong Hill, Xingping's Laozhai Mountain, Wuzhi Hill or TV Tower (Ma Shan) to capture the glorious karst view.

  • Crown Cave Experience

    Explore the Crown Cave - the largest comprehensive scenic area near the Li River and be fascinated by the formation of the Karst rocks. Choose from five different ways of sightseeing.

  • Cruise Along the Li River

    Cruise for 4 hours along the rippling Li River from Guilin and enjoy the most spectacular scenery from your boat.

  • Cycling from Yangshuo to Xingping

    Uncover China’s beautiful rural countryside and explore local villages as you spend a day cycling from Yangshuo to Xingping, through a landscape of rice paddies, tea fields and the serene Li River.

  • Cycling Tour near Guilin

    A great option for those who are more active, enjoy a cycling tour through Xinping Old Town that's home to beautiful bridges, ancient shop houses and intricate temples.

  • Day Trip to Shidong

    Discover Shidong village and learn more about their crafts, including embroidery, cloth dyes and more! Lunch at a farm house before visiting the silver workshop and a local school. Attend an embroidery class and end the day with an authentic Miao dinner.

  • Fuli Old Town

    Visit the nearby old town of Fuli on the east bank of the Li River, known for its painter paper fan traditions.

  • Highlights of Yangshuo

    Visit the charming old town of Yangshuo and enjoy the renowned show - Impressions of the River at night, choreographed by the famous movie conductor Zhang Yimo.

  • Hike Longsheng & Rural Minority Villages

    Today, visit Longsheng, famous for its excessive large number of terraced rice paddy fields in the mountainous region. Visit the local Zhuang and Yao Minority villages while embarking on a hike to enjoy the beautiful views of the rice fields.

  • Kaili and Beyond - Villages and Local Culture

    Visit the different villages around Kaili, including Xijiang and Datang villages, and immerse yourself in the intricating Miao culture.

  • Li River Cruise & Yangshuo Town

    Cruise for hours along the rippling Li River from Guilin and enjoy the most spectacular scenery from your boat. Afterwards, visit Yangshuo Town

  • Panoramic Views from the Limestone Peaks by Sidecar in Yangshuo

    Travel in style through the rural landscape of Yangshuo as you speed past limestone sugarloaf mountains and lush fields in a vintage sidecar. Enjoy Champagne in the scenic surrounds of some of China’s most idyllic countryside.

  • Private Cooking Class in Yangshuo

    Discover the countryside and culture around Yangshuo as you delve into its markets and discover the cooking techniques and traditional recipes of the region. After cooking up a storm you’ll sit down to enjoy the meal you’ve helped prepare.

  • Tour of Xingpin

    Embark on an adventure on a motorized bamboo raft from Yangti to Xingpin. Explore the beautiful fishing village before heading to Fuli, a small town on the east bank of Li River. End the day in Yangshuo, popular for its karst mountains and winding rivers.

  • Trekking Through the Limestone Karts of Yangshuo

    Boasting some of China’s most spectacular landscapes, the Yangshuo countryside offers exceptional trekking opportunities amongst ‘sugarloaf’ mountains and fertile fields. Explore historic villages to discover local life in this rural region.

Vacation Ideas

  • Honeymoon to China

    Shanghai, Beijing, Lijiang, Yangshuo & Hong Kong

    from $11600 pp 13 nights

    • This beautiful honeymoon provides a great introduction to China, visiting some of the most cosmopolitan cities in the country alongside its striking scenery
    • A brilliant itinerary for couples that love to be busy and active, visiting somewhere new and exciting each day
    • This itinerary provides the perfect combination of culture, adventure and stunning scenery
  • Family Fun in China

    Beijing, Xian, Yangshuo & Shanghai

    from $5800 pp 11 nights

    • An action packed itinerary for China with plenty of interesting and hands on activities to keep the whole family entertained.
    • Takes you to some of the livelier places rather than remote areas for more teenage fun
    • A chance to experience a fantastic and varied areas in China with beautiful scenery and buzzing city life

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Yangshuo, Guangxi & Around, China

Located in the stunning Yangshuo landscape of mist shrouded limestone shards, winding rivers and rich green rice fields, the Banyan Tree Yangshuo is a stunning resort that truly does justice to the spectacular backdrop.

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