The St. Regis Lijiang Resort is ideally poised amid splendid landscapes in one of northwest Yunnan Province’s most beautiful destinations. The resort’s sophisticated address is surrounded by the renowned Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, known for its unparalleled beauty, skiing, and mountaineering. The Lijiang Railway Station is a mere 15 kilometers away. Lijiang Sanyi Airport (LJG) can be reached by car in approximately 45 minutes.
Our bespoke resort offers the perfect departure point for experiencing the cradle of Naxi culture. Only a 15-minute drive from our elegant hotel, the Old Town of Lijiang is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that dates back more than 800 years. The ancient town is renowned for its waterways, bridges, distinctive architecture, and Lion Mountain Park’s and Black Dragon Pool’s spectacular views. Shuhe Old Town, also a 15-minute drive away, is another premier attraction. Forming part of the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan, Tiger Leap Gorge is another UNESCO World Heritage Site and features some of China’s most diverse and beautiful scenery.
Witness master craftsmen at work at the Baisha Naxi Embroidery Institute in Baisha Village. Previously Lijiang’s political, economic, and cultural center, the village is also home to exquisite Baisha murals. Very near there, the Dongba Cultural Institute in Dayan Town is equally noteworthy. The indigenous homes built from rocks and dried earth in Yuhu Village provide further insight into this captivating civilization, as does Mu Palace, where the Mu Clan of the Naxi people ruled for more than four centuries.
Attend a unique Naxi ancient musical performance. Peruse quaint shops offering burnt woodcarvings, yak horn combs, Naxi clothing, Naxi art, handcrafted Naxi embroidery, and other handcrafted treasures. Savor distinctive international cuisine, and authentic local specialties including a flat wheat bread known as baba, Naxi-style fried white cheese, yak milk yogurt, fried skewered yak meat, and Yunnan coffee.