A Different Adventure
Bask in the warm winter sunshine of Lijiang! Avoid the holiday crowds by visiting popular classic spots at non-peak times, and experience the unique festivals of this time of year.
7th Time Winner!
For the 7th consecutive year, The Bivou has been awarded TripAdvisor’s Top 5 Small Hotels in China (Traveler’s Choice Award)! We’re now TripAdvisor’s Best of the Best. We couldn’t have done it without your support. Thank You!
The Bivou Café
Wholesome and authentic Yunnan cuisine lovingly prepared by ethnic Naxi and Bai ladies, with the use of specially selected fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. Or for those craving Western, the Bivou offers homemade pizzas, pasta, burgers and more. Or try yak cheese, local honey, Yunnan arabica coffee, wild mushrooms and more.
Welcome to The Bivou
A Journey Begins
Tailored for You
Adventure in Style
Bivouac – is an old Swiss word that means “improvised shelter”. The Bivou is our version of the bivouac for today’s modern adventurers. We are designed for comfort, sustainability, authenticity and – style.
The Bivou Experience
We are uniquely located within the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lijiang, just off the ancient village square of tranquil Shuhe. Come and enjoy our unique brand of intimate service. Experience the real Lijiang.
Lijiang Every Season
Culture and history abound in Lijiang, and it’s location at the edge of the Tibetan Plateau puts all its natural treasures within reach all year round. Join us on a hike and explore the land of eternal Spring.
Events & Promotions
The Naxi, Yi, Tibetan and Bai minority tribes celebrate their local traditions throughout the year with colorful festivals. Check in with us regularly to find out what’s happening during your visit.
Explore The Bivou and its Facilities
We can host intimate retreats for two, or gatherings for up to 40 people. Configured around a series of lush courtyards, our rooms can be grouped into different combinations to meet your needs. Ask us about our special rates and packages for group events. We will be more than happy to cater something specific just for you!