The Banyan Tree Ringha is located in China's Yunnan province; a mountainous area designated as the official Shangri-La by the Chinese government and is part of Greater Tibet, both historically and culturally. The resort boasts spacious lodges and suites that are traditional Tibetan farmhouses with intricate woodcarvings, smoky fireplaces and wooden balconies that have valley or river views. Impressive pine pillars add enormous character to both the interior and exterior of each house. Perched 3,200 metres above sea level and 45 minutes from Diqing Shangri-La Airport, its surroundings and undulated landscape is an alluring magnet for those seeking a truly unique travel experience in a frontier destination.
The charm and design of a traditional Tibetan cottage, vistas of rich forest thrumming with luxuriant plant and animal life, a private terrace and high handcrafted wooden hot bathtub awaken will awaken guests spirits in this beautiful Shangrila. Spanning 175 square meters over two levels to include a living area, rustic fireplace, bedroom decorated in dreamlike colors and raw stone steps, the Tibetan Suite whispers hushed respite through the clamor of daily life.
A private couple spa treatment room, an indulgent wooden bathtub, a spacious relaxation area on the second story, beautiful traditional Tibetan interior décor reflecting the peaceable gentleness of the culture and comfortable daybed, bring a touch of exclusivity to this suite stay. Spanning 325 square meters across double stories, the Spa Suite is complemented with intimate touches to connect guests with modern living in a setting designed to reflect ageless beauty.
Highland Romance is where guests can satisfy their appetite for adventure and delectable cuisine. Saddle up as resort staff will guests on horseback through verdant plains dotted with flocks of grazing cattle to the vast Tibetan Plateau. Settle down by the banks of the Shudugang River for a hearty four-course dinner as the melody of gurgling waters and wind on reed pipes work up an appetite.
Chang Sa Bar & Restaurant is a wonderful place to sample some of the culinary delights of Yunnan province such as the hotspots and steamboats. This Tibetan dining space offers heavy meals as well as light snacks and a collection of Chinese rice wines, sakes, hard liquors and other alcoholic beverages.
Jakhang Lobby Lounge is where guests can discover the art of tea appreciation with its hundreds of varieties of tea. Learn about the wide and fascinating array of tealeaves, buds and brews; and enjoy some of the finest selections by the fireplace.
The Tibetan term "llamo" refers to a communal place where friends, family and neighbors gather to enjoy opera, plays, festivals and good food. This restaurant offers a wonderful variety of Chinese and Western set meals in a warm and lively setting.
The spa will prepare guests for a wonderfully soothing experience within a covert world of glowing nature, where treatments are inspired by local beliefs. Enjoy the sacred beauty of the Himalayan landscape and the sanctity of spa treatments using river stones carved by hand within the Kopan monastery and containing sacred mantras alongside the right auspicious symbols of Tibetan Buddhism.