The Venice of the Orient
Come live in a fairytale, where quaint bridges arch over neat water canals and cobblestone streets stretch along a wonderful array of architecture. Here, ethnic charm meld with living history to awaken your spirit. Welcome to Lijiang. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, Lijiang has been aptly referred to as the Venice of the Orient.
At Banyan Tree’s luxury resort in Lijiang, located 2,000 metres above sea level, the temperate climate and pristine environment add to the ethereal charm cloaking the air. Be fascinated by the legendary Naxi Kingdom as you explore Lijiang’s beauty. Admire the majesty of the legendary Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, a sacred sanctuary standing guard over the ethnic minorities since ancient times and an hour’s drive from Banyan Tree Lijiang resort.
Uncover the beauty of Lijiang on foot, bicycle or horseback, and visit charming sights, including Tiger Leaping Gorge and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Take a trip around the old town and pick up historical artifacts to bring home or learn the story behind every fascinating aspect of this Chinese city.