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Banyan Tree Yangshuo
Why we like it
- Ideally located in the 'Diamond Waterway' of Fuli Town
- Unbeatable views overlooking the enchanting Li River
- Experience an unforgettable dinner on the banks of the river
- Close to the Mazu Temple and the Three-Colour Pond
- Enjoy ancient Asian healing therapies at the Banyan Tree Spa
Exclusive to A&K clients
- 15% discount of spa treatments
- A local gift unique to the area
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Without exception, all of our guides were brilliant travel companions. They were very friendly, managing to keep their distance when necessary, shared their local knowledge, gave us excellent insider tips, and assisted us with any circumstance / issue that arose, swiftly and efficiently resolving everything.
- MS, London
As one of Yangshuo's newest resorts, the Banyan Tree offers understated luxury in a spectacular setting. Set amid beautiful karst scenery on the banks of the famous Li River against a backdrop of emerald-green rice fields, misty mountains, babbling rivers and secret caves, the 142 elegant villas and suites are the definition of tranquillity. Choose from a Garden Villa, Riverside Villa, Mountainview Suite or Riverview Suite, with each room displaying an elegant oriental décor with dark woods and splashes of natural colour that are offset by classic Chinese furnishings, ink-washed paintings and marble mosaics. Every elegant room also affords stunning panoramas of the Karst Mountains and surrounding lakes from your own private balcony.
There are numerous activities on offer at Banyan Tree to ensure you get the most out of this incredible part of the world: embark on a mountain trek, visit the local villages or explore the river on a kayak or bamboo raft. There are also daily excursions to the Karst Cave or the opportunity to take a contemporary Chinese art painting class. After a busy day of activities, the Banyan Tree Spa provides some much-needed relaxation with restorative treatments that will soothe both body and soul. Set amid beautiful surroundings, the spa offers time-honoured Asian healing therapies, combining an exotic blend of ancient health and beauty practices using pure essential oils made from natural ingredients that have been passed down through the generations.
Having worked up an appetite, there are four restaurants and bars to choose from, including Ming Yue, the resort's superb all-day dining restaurant and Bali Yun, a fine-dining restaurant offering a menu of delicious Guangxi and Canton specialties with six private dining suites. All meals are created using the freshest local ingredients. For a special occasion, the Banyan Tree's 'Destination Dining' allows guests to dine in a variety of locations: a romantic dinner overlooking the enchanting Li River? You've come to the right place. Or perhaps you'd prefer supper on a bamboo rafter as you glide along the river? Just ask.
Best time to be there
While there are differences in the climate according to the region in China, it is best to travel in Spring and Autumn when the weather is not too hot nor freezing cold. But we also pay attention to festival periods and special occasions.
Beijing/Shanghai/Hong Kong (British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Virgin)
11 hours 20 minutes non-stop
GMT +7 hours
Visa required for UK passport holders
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
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