Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou Officially Opens

New luxury property opens in the Sichuan Province

Published: 07 March 2017, Text by: Richard Augustin

Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou, a hotel managed by Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, has officially opened its doors. At 2,500 metres above sea level, the 209-key mountain retreat within Sichuan Province is a true Sanctuary for the Senses, offering awe-inspiring 360-degree panoramic views of the surrounding mountain and valley landscape.

Sanctuary For the Senses, Photo © Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou
Sanctuary For the Senses, Photo © Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou

Jiuzhaigou is a world-renowned destination, surrounded by lush flora and fauna. Experience the captivating landscape that changes with the season - cherry blooms in the spring, sparkling mountainside lakes in the summer, red and yellow foliage in autumn and silvery snow in winter.

The region is best known for its blue, green and turquoise-coloured lakes, plunging waterfalls, colourful forests, snow-capped mountains and centuries-old Tibetan culture. Look forward to different experiences and spectacular views with every season.

Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou is ready to welcome guests, Photo © Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou
Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou is ready to welcome guests, Photo © Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou

A Guide to Things to Do
Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou has curated a list of activities for a memorable and authentic stay experience. For couples, take a romantic stroll through the orchards in a nearby village, and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere while picking fresh fruit with your loved one. Watch the Romantic Show of Jiuzhaigou, a high-tech live action performance that showcases the ethnic culture and history of Tibetan and Qiang people or enjoy an intimate Destination Dining experience and be fully pampered at the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa.

Adventure enthusiasts can take a tour to Jiuzhaigou National Park and explore its ethereal landscape of clear pools, waterfalls, limestone terraces, and lush forests. Immerse in the stunning scenery at Fairy Pool, an unspoiled landscape less travelled or take a road trip to the Zoige Grassland, with its unrivalled panoramic views of the rolling emerald plains, snow covered mountains, and revel in the golden shine reflected from the roofs of nearby Buddhist temples.

Spacious room with awe-inspiring views, Photo © Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou
Spacious room with awe-inspiring views, Photo © Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou

Golf lovers can visit the neighbouring Jiuzhai Yunling Golf Club. With its deep valleys to its south and high mountains to its north, it is a rare plateau in the high mountain region. Designed by Mark Hollinger, Partner at JMP Golf Design Group in the United States, the stunning golf course spans an area of more than 115 acres of forest, with 11.5 acres of highland lake and 1.6 acres of alpine lake. The course utilises natural valleys, forests, waterfalls, and lakes to create one of the most beautiful 18-hole golf courses in China.

As a one-stop destination resort, Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou has also designed family-friendly activities for multi-generational travel. The 151 square metre play area at the Kids Club has educational and fun activities for children of all ages. Families that love the outdoors can opt for a jam-making class which includes a trip to Banshan Village to pick fruit and make a delicious pot of fresh fruit jam at the resort. Guests can also take a family trek to the Baihe Nature Reserve to observe rare animal species such as the Sichuan Golden Monkey and Giant Panda.

Exterior of the new Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou, Photo © Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou
Exterior of the new Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou, Photo © Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou

With the assistance of a local guide, families can also hunt for Chinese herbs and edible mushrooms, spend an afternoon in the county town centre listening to Nanping Quzi, a National Intangible Cultural Heritage, or climb to the top of Jubao Mountain for a stunning panoramic view of the entire town from Fengcheng Temple.

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