A Different Adventure

The Bivou Lijiang, located in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lijiang, is a designer lodge for the modern adventurer.  Housed within two century-old farmyards built by the area’s Naxi minority tribe, we offer tranquility in the midst of history.

Winter Promotions

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

The Bivou has a mixture of designer rooms and suites clustered around two lushly landscaped courtyards, as well as a fully self-contained villa perfect for a family. Our flexible layouts can accommodate the most intimate escapes, or larger gatherings and celebrations.

A Journey Begins

We are perfectly located to take advantage of a mind-boggling variety of natural and cultural attractions. Add to this a kaleidoscope of local minorities, and fresh seasonal cuisine, and you have the start of a very rich journey.

Shared Experiences

The Bivou is a boutique facility designed to host events for 10-40 people. Set within the rich cultural fabric of Lijiang town, surrounded by stunning natural landscapes, choices abound for activities ranging from the spiritual and meditative to the physical and adventurous.

Tailored for You

The Bivou’s intimate style of service is specially suited to creating an adventure experience that fulfills your needs. We also have carefully crafted itineraries and packages that are designed to bring together the best that Lijiang has to offer.

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.

Before The Bivou was created, I had never considered visiting Lijiang… This hidden boutique hotel was the reason that brought me here…Starry Chen, Conde Nast Traveler China
I just led a 6-day photography workshop based out of The Bivou… When participants are travelling from as far as London, Moscow and Jakarta, everything really does have to be right. And it is.Michael Freeman, Author of The Tea Horse Road
I really can't recommend this place enough. Everything was so tastefully done, the staff couldn't be more helpful and friendly and the location was just amazing. Definitely the best part of Lijang. Just gorgeous.marie77735, London, on TripAdvisor
From the easy pick up by the driver at the airport to the introduction to this beautiful property, it was the perfect stay. Our farm yard deluxe room was just that... rustic and perfect.Richard F, Austin, on TripAdvisor
A great place to stay and worth going a little off the beaten track for.Tom Clark, Time Out Shanghai

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!