Why we like it
- A geographical hot spot
- Undisturbed views of the Li River
- Easy reach of the spiritual Diecai Hill
- Elevated local cuisine
About Shangri-La Guilin
On the banks of the Li River, framed by karst peaks, the Shangri-La offers repose within Guilin’s picturesque mountain scenery. It feels serene inside and out with the heady scent of osmanthus trees spilling through the air.
The Chinese-style architecture boasts the perfect dose of oriental charm blended with contemporary know-how. Interiors keep it traditional and elegant with dark wood furnishing, silk textiles and Chinese artwork depicting rural scenes. Expect lavish touches like the elaborate chandeliers dropping from the lobby ceiling. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow undisturbed views of the river and neat gardens.
After days exploring the mountain scenery – Guilin’s pivotal mountain, Diecai Hill is a 10-minute drive away – unwind by the tree-lined outdoor pool where you can order drinks to your sun bed. Or opt for a foot massage at the revitalising spa.
The chef at Shang Palace takes his cue from Guilin, serving elevated local delicacies such as braised Li River fish and melt-in-your-mouth pork with siraita, a local herb.