The Tsingpu Baisha Retreat is a 19-room boutique hotel located in the heart of Baisha village. It is walking distance from Baisha Ancient Town and just 20minutes’ drive from Lijiang Old Town. Set in the heart of rural Yunnan Province, guests of the Tsingpu Baisha Retreat are blessed with breathtaking views of both the stunning natural scenery of this region and the timeless scenes of the local Naxi culture. The picture-perfect architecture of nearby Shuhe and the UNESCO World Heritage City of Lijiang inspired renowned architect Yoshimasa Tsutsumi in his design and creation of the Tsingpu Baisha Retreat boutique hotel. The enigmatic Jade Dragon Mountain is the backdrop to a stay at Tsingpu Baisha Retreat where guests are encouraged to explore both the wonderful natural scenery and the local culture in the hotel’s imaginative and culturally sensitive activities and tours with local experts and artisans.
The hotel’s facilities include a tea room to enjoy probably the freshest brews of some of the best tea in China, a courtyard and viewing platforms to simply enjoy the views both of and surrounding this wonderful Lijiang boutique hotel, a restaurant that offers excellent local and Chinese cuisine that follows the seasons with a choice of meal plans available to guests too from breakfast to all-inclusive, a well-stocked bar, 24hr front desk, lounge and a kitchen for guests to get hands-on with local cuisine, room service and complimentary WiFi.
Your Host and The Team
“My goal, my view, is that alongside ordinary life, people should seek, find and enjoy opportunities to explore and find themselves, and to find inner peace. My goal at the Tsingpu Baisha Retreat was to create a place, a site, for people to feel the beauty of poetry, to find their inner heart, and explore their artistic spirit. Xiangchou is a Chinese concept that refers to nostalgia for rural living and in this age of rapid technological development, it's becoming quite a movement, particularly in hospitality. These concepts come from a renowned poet, Xin Qiji. He composed a very famous poem, which goes “When I see the mountain, I can feel the beauty and the peace of the mountain. Meanwhile the mountain can feel my heart.””
Deluxe Room (8 units)
Premier Room (6 units)
Premier Mountain View Room (5 units)
Facilities and Highlights
- The team at Tsingpu Baisha Retreat are keen to share both the natural and the cultural beauty of their home region and have put together a variety of activities and excursions to share these experiences with guests. Working with local experts, Naxi villagers and artisans, guests can enjoy cultural experiences and join classes to get hands-on with activities with the masters and crafts-folk directly. A stay at Tsingpu Baisha Retreat shares with guests of Secret Retreats a really unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the unique culture of Lijiang, Baisha and Yunnan. From tea experiences to Dongba religious rites, local dance and song, dining or learning to prepare and cook local cuisine to exploring the local ceramic arts. There is fascination for everyone in a Secret Retreats journey to Lijiang and Yunnan.
- A Bonfire Ceremony:
Join with the Naxi village folk around the bonfire and witness a time-honoured traditional ceremony where prayers are offered to the God of Fire to request peace and prosperity for the families of the village. Songs are enthusiastically sung and with everyone dancing, eating and drinking together in celebration.
- Yuhu Village:
Yuhu Village lies in the shadow of the enigmatic Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The village was put on the map for people outside of China by an American botanist and explorer called James Rock who settled here in 1922 to document and record the natural wonders of the region for National Geographic. Enjoy an off-the-beaten-path tour of this ancient village discovering secret spots as you learn about and witness the lifestyle of the villagers.
- Dongba Pictographs:
The Dongba pictographic script was developed over 1,300years ago. Meet a local expert to learn about this unique script, made up of more than 1,400pictograms. Learn about the magic behind the symbols and be guided to write your own blessing in the ancient Dongba script.
- Leather Making experience:
Famed for its teas, Yunnan was once traversed by caravans of tea horses, taking tea to market. Meet a local leatherworker at the Tea-Horse Museum and learn about the leathercraft that kept these tea caravans moving. You will also have the chance to work leather and get hands-on making a leather bracelet as a gift for yourself or a loved one.
GENERALTotal number of rooms: 19
Time zone: (GMT+08:00) Beijing
Currency accepted: CNY
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, JCB, UnionPay
Electricity voltage: 220V
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ACCESSThe Tsingpu Baisha Retreat boutique hotel is located north of the city of Lijiang, in the heart of Baisha old town, about 1hr’s drive from Lijiang Sanyi International Airport.
Airport: Lijiang Sanyi International Airport (LJG) - 46 km
Train Station: Lijiang Railway Station - 15 km
CONTACTZhongyi Village, Baisha Old Town, Lijiang, Yunnan, China
云南省丽江市玉龙纳西族自治县白沙镇白沙村忠义四社 , China