After presenting at the International Society for Ecotourism’s annual conference in Monterrey, CA, event organizers asked Chris, “What does sustainability mean to you?” Click on the video to find out how Chris was inspired at the conference to re-interpret the meaning of sustainability for the future of tourism in China.
We are so pleased to once again be ranked among the Top 20 hotels in China by TripAdvidor and our guests. We are committed to listening and continuously improving services at the Retreat and really value guest feedback. In addition to updating our bathrooms and hot water, this year we are adding a family river view suite to better accommodate families with children.
Thank you once again for helping us to be one of the best hotels in China!
The International Society for Ecotourism in Washington DC has published a full-length feature article with a photo slideshow on their blog, Yourtravelchoice.org. Check out how we rebuilt a dilapidated mud brick barn into one of China’s premier ecotourism accommodations. Enjoy!
Chris Barclay created the Yangshuo Mountain Retreat and Yangshuo Village Inn, but his passion has always been helping others to create new levels of success. Through his corporate training business, ALTEC, Chris has delivered personal leadership courses to over 30,000 executives from leading multinational companies in China and Asia Pacific. His latest program is available to Mountain Retreat and Village Inn guests who want to find powerful new ways to create affluence. Join Chris June 21-23 at the Yangshuo Mountain Retreat.
Join our Staff Development Coach, Ronald van de Weerd, for this unique opportunity to capture the best images of Yangshuo. Ronald has lived in Yangshuo for years and is an outstanding amateur photographer who knows the hidden valleys and traditional villages of the area. Find out more about our tour on our website and sign up soon to guarantee your place.
In it’s 11th year of operation, the Yangshuo Mountain Retreat has consistently been ranked among the best hotels in China by TripAdvisor. Both the Retreat and its sister hotel, the Yangshuo Village Inn, are currently the #1 hotels in Yangshuo in their respective categories. The Yangshuo Mountain Retreat was also a finalist in the Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards.
Birdlovers will find many beautiful birds around our retreat. This Kingfisher sat a few hundred meters upstream from our place and is often spotted bulleting across the river. There is another species of Kingfister around these rivers too. Hope to shoot it one day soon.
Another beautiful bird you can hear chattering in flocks around the Yulong River is the Red-whiskered Bulbul.