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Experiences at Banyan Tree

Spend time with those closest to you and delight in our selection of resort activities to make your stay most memorable. Liaise with your personal Villa Host to create a bespoke experience for you and your travelling companions. Contact our concierge to book. Tel: +86 888 5331111

Naxi Bonfire Dancing

Dance with our Banyan Tree Hosts during nightfall around the bonfire and enjoy the local Naxi dancing with sunset views. 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm every Saturday


Dongba Calligraphy Writing

Our Dongba calligraphy lessons and paper-cut lessons are taught by a local Dongba master. While learning through fun, children can also learn about the history and culture of Dongba and the Naxi minority’s traditions.

lijiang calligraphy

Handmade Candle Class Workshop

Learn from our professional spa therapists on how to craft homemade candles using pure natural materials, and choose your favourite essential oil. The whole class lasts one and a half hours, and you can take your candle home as a special memento. RMB 100 per adult 5:00 am - 8:00 am daily except Tuesdays


Children's Activity Centre

From 8 am till 8 pm, children can enjoy fun and interesting facilities such as trampolining, our Cassia seed sandbank and toy bricks. Children must be accompanied by guardians.

Organic Garden

Banyan Tree Lijiang has an organic garden filled with seasonal vegetables and fruits. Pick a selection of vegetables and fruits, and take them to the chef to cook for a meal. 9:00 am - 6:00 pm daily


Other Activities & Experiences

Attend a cooking class to learn how to cook the local cuisine.

Learn how to make cupcakes and Taiwanese local desserts. The bakery class is open to children.


RMB 100 per adult


5:00 am - 8:00 am everyday except Tuesdays

Write down your wishes with your family and drop them into the pool at night. Leave your best memory in Lijiang and make a wish that you will return.




6:00 pm - 7:00 pm every Wednesday and Friday

Bring your kids to the local primary school to play games and talk to local children, and donate books and study tools. Or spend a day at the west wetland in Heqing to learn about aquatic organisms, migratory birds, and experience water quality monitoring and handicrafts.