This summer, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts will launch a new property in beautiful Yangshuo in Guangxi, southern China.
The new resort, Banyan Tree Yangshuo, is situated in the ‘diamond waterway’, located in Fuli Town along the lower reach of the Li River.
This township is unique compared to the other beautiful ancient towns of Yangshuo, being renowned for its dazzling beauty and the setting of the world-famous painted fans of China.
The new Banyan Tree resort will provide a novel concept for visitors looking to experience a village featuring rich local elements.
Visitors can reach Yangshuo via Guilin Liangjiang International Airport, which is connected by major Asian carriers as well as several daily flights from Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.
Yangshuo’s picturesque landscape of rolling hills and pristine waters is like a painting.
Take a boat trip along the Li River and you are immediately immersed in an intensely beautiful vista.
Here visitors are dazzled by one of the best karst cave systems in the world. Over the centuries, this landscape has attracted numerous travellers including some of the leading literary figures of ancient China.
Traditionally, a typical travel itinerary would include a boat trip along the Li River and a cultural show at West Street.
Unlike other ancient towns of Yangshuo, Fuli Town has been largely untouched by tourism.
According to a local saying: “three hills embracing the old town with the water offering a retreat”, it is in Yangshuo where the Li River runs wider than at any other place, offering a panorama like no other.
There is a scenic spot along the river called the Nine-Horse Mural Hill. Visitors often describe this as heaven on earth, being able to witness the beauty of nature often forgotten in busy everyday life.
The Nine-Horse Mural Hill can be accessed along a steep path. Half way up the hill, there is a rock cave with an inscription that dates back to the Ming Dynasty.