Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou has reopened to guests (as of April 28th this year) following the reopening of Jiuzhaigou National Park in early March after 7 months of post-quake reconstruction efforts. A UNESCO World Heritage Site situated in the mountainous region of Southwest China’s Sichuan Province, Jiuzhaigou National Park is famous for its otherworldly beauty and diverse ethnic cultures.
Opened officially in March 2017, Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou is a picturesque mountain retreat 2,500 metres above sea level. Located 2.5 hours away from Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Airport and a 60-minute drive from Jiuzhaigou National Park, the resort allows guests easy access to the nature reserve while providing a Sanctuary for the Senses away from the hustle and bustle of city life and tourist crowds.
From April 28th 2018, Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou will reopen its doors and welcome guests back into the fairy-tale nature reserve, just in time to enjoy the late spring blossoms, sparkling lakes, and a 360 degree panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and valleys. To give guests an authentic Jiuzhaigou experience, the resort has curated an annual event calendar that includes a series of unique moments covering nature exploration and cultural immersion from May till the end of the year.
Culture enthusiasts can take a local village tour to appreciate the pureness and pristine beauty that can be found in the village near the resort. Enjoy a fresh home-made farmhouse lunch, or take a stroll through the orchards and fields and immerse in nature with loved ones while picking your favourite fruits. Or, 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.
Those who aspire for a more active outdoor experience can venture into Jiuzhaigou National Park to explore the unspoiled lakes, waterfalls, limestone terraces and lush forests, and be enthralled at the restored beauty of the National Park through nature’s magical healing power after the magnitude 8.8 earthquake hit the area in August 2017. Join a Banyan Tree hiking tour around the Heavenly Lake to discover the tranquillity of the mountain lake, and enjoy a lakeside scenic picnic; or get a taste of local rural lifestyle by taking part in a guided mushroom hunting tour, horseback riding or honey gathering through the secluded forests. Fishing enthusiasts can go for a guided fishing tour at the cold-water fishing ground for some fresh mountain trout, while golf lovers will enjoy playing a round of golf at the neighbouring Yunding Country Club. Covering an area of 165 acres, the 18-hole Yunding Golf Course was built to USGA specifications, and landscaped to be identifiable with its natural surrounds – valleys, forests and lakes.
After a day in awe-inspiring nature, guests can retreat back to their sanctuary at Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou to enjoy some peace and quiet, and indulge their senses at an array of luxury facilities and F&B outlets. Set against the pristine landscape of Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, the resort combines clean-lined contemporary architecture with rich cultural and ethnical elements unique to the region, creating an inspiring space of centuries-old aesthetics and modern-day luxury and comfort. All 209 rooms and suites are elegantly adorned with intricate carvings, carpets and embroidery, reflecting the rich cultural heritage of Qiang ethnic people. Every room comes with a spacious balcony, allowing guests to enjoy the commanding views of the surrounding mountains or valleys from their own private space.
As a one-stop resort designed to delight all kinds of guests, Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou presents a handpicked collection of luxury amenities. To celebrate its re-opening, Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou welcomes all old and new guests with a special offer. From now until July 15th, 2018, book our Night On Us promotion on www.banyantree.com, enjoy one complimentary night for every two nights stayed. For a complete experiential package, book the 3 day 2 night Sense of Exploration package and enjoy daily breakfast, two set meals, and a half-day village tour including round-trip transfer and farmhouse lunch for two.