At Gyalthang Dzong Hotel in Yunnan, China you will discover your own Shangri-La... a distant and secluded hideaway of mesmerising beauty and peace. A remote paradise on earth where harmony reigns, where the gods walk among the people, and where man and nature embrace.
For a holiday in a place as novel as it is ancient, choose an Angsana-managed hotel. Gyalthang Dzong Hotel is a typical Tibetan building but with a unique architecture in ’Tibetan lamasery’ style.
The storied tales of Shangri-la are not new to travellers. The Southern Silk Road began in Sichuan province to the north, crossed the length of Yunnan and continued on to Vietnam. Some 2,000 years later, the region gained a new mystique as the setting in James Hilton’s novel ’Lost Horizon’. Today, with the opening of China, Gyalthang Dzong Hotel is the ideal base for intrepid travellers visiting this exotic destination.
The Songtsam Retreat, a collection of 24 dry-stone structures spread out over 21 acres of hillside, is surely one of the most spectacular hotels in the world. Designed to transport you to a lost world of timeless tranquillity and endless silence, the Retreat is an ideal location for those seeking to escape the bustle and hustle of everyday life.
Perched high on the hills overlooking Shangri-la, each suite enjoys commanding views over the valley, including the Songzanlin lamasery and swathes of farmland dotted with large racks for drying barley and worked by Tibetan women, whose bright head scarves stand out amidst the lush, dark green fields.
The spacious suites feature oak wall panelling, hand laid timber floors, Tibetan rugs and wooden bathtubs crafted by local artisans.