Banyan Tree Yangshuo


With exquisite natural beauty that few know exists, Yangshuo is found in one of China’s most naturally beautiful areas. Framed by the karst limestone peaks and laying on the banks of the Li River, the Banyan Tree Yangshuo cannot be beaten on location. The boutique hotel comprises of 142 villas and suites on the valley floor with a crystalline backdrop of emerald rice fields, mist-shrouded limestone mountains and the meandering River Li. The perfect base from which to explore the surrounding rural countryside and Guilin’s famed rice paddies.


  • The rice terraces of Guilin
  • Visit Fuli town - the famed home of fan painting & learn to paint your own fan souvenir
  • Catch a glimpse of the rural Chinese way of life


Yangshuo, China

How to get there

From Guilin Liangjiang Airport, the resort is located 100 kilometres about 90 minutes by local taxi. 

Best time to go

Generally speaking, the best months to visit China are in the spring or autumn months of April, May, September and October as temperatures are warm and it is fairly dry.

Our thoughts

The area around Yangshuo is one of stunning natural beauty and is the perfect location to enjoy rural China away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities. The scenery, tranquillity and ancient cultural sites around Yangshuo is unbeatable anywhere. This coupled with a trip to the other-worldly rice terraces of Guilin is a must on any China itinerary. The Banyan Tree Yangshuo is the perfect place to stay for its location alone, but it also offers all the traditional style, class and comfort that one would come to expect from the Banyan Tree range.

  • Banyan Tree spa
  • Fitness centre and yoga
  • Bamboo rafting
  • Swimming pool
  • Pool bar
  • Business centre
  • Selection of restaurants
  • 24 hour in-room dining



Offering an exquisitely crafted plethora of Guangxi and Canton recipes, you can choose to be seated in the main dining room or any of the six opulent private dining suites.

Pool  bar:

Take a relaxing swim before ordering an invigorating cocktail and delicious light snack. On the weekend, the PoolBar offers an inviting, scrumptious display of seafood in a buffet banquet that will please your discerning palate.

Ming Yue:

An all-day dining establishment in a setting of oriental refinement, Ming Yue offers a delicious spread of buffet breakfast, international delights and local favourites.

Lobby lounge:

Offering an extensive selection of rich coffees, elegant teas, vintage wines and exciting cocktails, the Lobby Lounge overlooks an expansive views of mountains, nature and ever-shifting clouds.

Destination dining:

Watch the Li River glide by as you savour a romantic dinner atop a cliff, or enjoy a dinner cruise on-board the resort's dedicated bamboo raft for a nostalgic oriental dining experience to remember.


There are 142 suites and villas on offer all offering ample space and great views.

Gardenview Suite:

Step onto your spacious balcony for stunning views of the resort’s meandering lake and the jade green mountains in the distance.

Mountainview Suite:

Let the glorious mountains, the flowing Li River and the resort lake prepare you for an unforgettable stay. A superb bedroom accented with oriental touches, lavish bathroom complete with large bathtub and a charmingly appointed balcony replete your suite stay. This 56 square metre suite offers you unrivalled views of ageless, nature-hewn scenery of sheer mountains, misty peaks and weather-carved river to lift your spirits and soothe your soul.

One-bedroom garden villa

A classically kept oriental garden, traditionally designed villa, dramatic backdrop of lush forested mountains ribboned in mist and a collection of flourishing bamboo trees sweep you into the heart of Chinese culture at first sight. This garden villa embodies restful stillness and ranges from 51 to 66 square metres to include a spacious living area, oriental bedroom, amply apportioned sundeck and the resonance of utter tranquillity.

One-bedroom riverside villa:

A magnified view of the meditative Li River, classically constructed wooden patio, elegantly oriental bedroom and a glorious Chinese garden greet you at the entryway of this villa. Spread over 51 to 66 square metres and featuring décor that juxtaposes the modern and cultural, this riverside villa is a enchanting, peaceful sanctuary.

Two bedroom riverside villa::

The unrivalled sight of the town-traversing Li River and glorious mist-woven mountains, two luxuriously appointed and upholstered bedrooms, an al fresco dining terrace and sundeck bring an air of nostalgia to your In-Villa stay. With tended bamboo garden and splendid ensuite bathrooms, this riverside villa serves as the ideal choice for a villa experience to be shared with those you love best.

Riverview Suite:

An incredible panorama of lush limestone peaks marking out the breathtaking karst landscape and the flawless charm of carefully chosen oriental artwork encompass your Riverview Suite stay. Lounge on a comfortable balcony complete with loungers and admire an unmatched view of the gracious Li River. With a classically designed bedroom showcasing charming cultural lamplights and oriental artwork hanging over a plush king-sized bed, the Riverview Suite promises an oasis in an elegant and compact 56 square metres of space.

Best Room Tips:

Choose a riverside villa to be lulled to sleep by the lapping of the river Li, the ultimate in Chinese tranquillity.

  • Discover the Li River and learn how the locals live on the waterways. While cruising down the tranquil river, enjoy the scenery of the beautiful karst mountains.
  • Explore the limestone pillars amidst rice paddies and tranquil waterways in Yangshuo National Park
  • Kayak away from Banyan Tree's private jetty and enter Yangshuo’s river life. Watch the locals as they busy about their tasks and watch the amazing surroundings, including karst mountains and the pure blue sky. Your journey ends when you arrive at Liugong Village and a bamboo raft will carry you back to the resort.
  • Day trip west to Guilin home to some of the world’s most scenic rice terraces.

There’s a plethora of activities available for kids, from river kayaking, to fishing to a large pool. The two bedroomed suites are ideal for families.

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