Shangrila is a remote paradise hidden in a Tibetan valley. Surrounded by snow capped mountains, Banyan Tree Ringha is located within this fabled valley, offering awe-inspiring views and experiences within a tranquil retreat. You have a strong sense of isolation as well as being treated to one of the most luxurious resorts around. It is located in Jian Tang Town, the heart of Shangrila in Yunnan, China and is perched 3,200 metres above sea level. In true Banyan Tree style, the Banyan Tree Ringha resort architecture reflects the local Tibetan culture. All 32 spacious resort lodges and suites are traditional Tibetan farmhouses with intricate woodcarvings, smoky fireplaces and wooden balconies that have valley or river views. The farmhouses are decades old and have been painstakingly preserved and relocated log by log to form Banyan Tree Ringha. Explore a way of life generations old and discover the stories behind these lodges that have seen the passing of many a season. The way they are laid out allows for maximum privacy during your stay. The resort is all inclusive so you would normally eat their traditional cuisine in house. The spa is a great way to relax in the already relaxing surroundings.
To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.Bill Bryson