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thePULL: Racing Boats in the Mountains; Promotions and Deals   Leave a comment

 

Racing Boats in the Mountains? Only at Pullman Lijiang. These boats are reserved for business guests, as one of our ways for an “Innovative Break”.  If you are bored, however, just let me know: who wants to compete with the Pullman Champion? (PRIZES?!?)

Here are the deal updates we have at Pullman Lijiang for your weekend to consider:

thePULL ‘Get Closer’ BONUS

1 / Book your stay (via directly with us (more bonuses!), travel agency, etc)
2 / [Optional] Subscribe to ‘thePULL’ on WordPress (on the left sidebar) or on Facebook. Stay up to date on some this destination’s adventures, events and possibilities!
3 / Email ecomm-relay@pullman-lijiang.com mentioning “thePULL” and receive a bonus RMB200 Mandara Spa spa treatment per person per stay (Treatments starting from RMB238). Other bonuses and updated promotions may be included in your stay.
4 / *NEW* For any promotional and/or group inquiries over 10 persons, just let me know to see what we can do for you.

Expired. China Summer Promotion 2011

Book to stay until 14 August 2011 (few days left!)
Stay by August 31 2011 to have the offer.
10% off room rates.
Complimentary up to two breakfasts per bedroom
A|Club Advantage Plus member: additional 10% discount on room rate (19% off total)
Conditions: prepay 7 days before arrival, no refund, no modifications, no cancellations

Expired. 30% off Room Rates 

Book to stay until 18 August 2011 (few days left!)
Stay by September 04 2011 to have the offer.
30% off room rates.
A|Club Advantage Plus member: additional 10% discount on room rate (37% off total)
Conditions: prepay 14 days before arrival, no refund, no modifications, no cancellations

MORE to come as it becomes available..!

Pullman, Sofitel and mGallery Official Brand Offers

Click here for Pullman Hotels
Click here for Sofitel Luxury Hotels
Click here for mGallery Hotels
Click here if interested in being a member of A|Club Advantage Plus

Cheers,

Darwin
& Pullman Lijiang Resort & Spa team

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thePULL: Lijiang’s new train station 丽江站 opens Today!   Leave a comment

 

Out with the old, and in with the new. Looks similar to the new airport.
Lijiang has a brand new passenger train station 丽江站, as the previous one will only receive cargo, opening TODAY.
This new station is stationed near Wenbi Mountain 文笔山 and is a lead towards Shangri-la (ETA 2014?) and will handle about 9 million passengers per year.

See images below for references!

Other notes:

Vehicle: About 18 minutes from Lijiang. About 25 minutes away from Pullman Lijiang. Blue or Green Taxi may charge extra RMB30-40 per person.
Bus: from/to Lijiang Station, take #4, #16 or #18.
See the map image below for the reference of your next departure, train hoppers!
It has room for a fast food area, a ‘supermarket’ and 16 windows to buy train tickets.

  

              

     

      

(Photos taken yesterday, the day before opening to the masses.)

Definitely a much better station to arrive to than the old station or at Dali or Kunming.

(UPDATE: Beat out other English-version news updates! Woohoo!)

thePULL: Intl Children’s Day (follow-up)   Leave a comment

Now I know it’s a little late, but everyday is essentially an “International Children’s Day” (annually June 1st)!
One of Pullman’s special little guests tastes the great desserts and became a personal mini-chef! Quite a determined little one, I’ll say.
See here for the offer we added on the day of.

 

   

 

Bon. Très bon.

thePULL: Promotions Deals and Bonuses   Leave a comment

(Shuhe and the Lijiang Valley Plains, off a horse-beaten hiking trail)

Every week will be an update on the offers at Pullman Lijiang Resort and Spa, and other deals around.

China Summer Promotion 2011

Book to stay until 14 August 2011 (few days left!)
Stay by August 31 2011 to have the offer.
10% off room rates.
Complimentary up to two breakfasts per bedroom
A|Club Advantage Plus member: additional 10% discount on room rate (19% off total)
Conditions: prepay 7 days before arrival, no refund, no modifications, no cancellations

30% off Room Rates

Book to stay until 18 August 2011 (few days left!)
Stay by September 04 2011 to have the offer.
30% off room rates.
A|Club Advantage Plus member: additional 10% discount on room rate (37% off total)
Conditions: prepay 14 days before arrival, no refund, no modifications, no cancellations

thePULL ‘Get Closer’ BONUS

1 / Book your stay.
2 / Subscribe to ‘thePULL’ on WordPress (on the left sidebar) or on Facebook. Stay up to date on some this destination’s adventures, events and possibilities!
3 / Email ecomm-relay@pullman-lijiang.com mentioning “thePULL” and receive a bonus RMB200 Mandara Spa spa treatment per person per stay (Treatments starting from RMB238). Other bonuses and updated promotions may be included in your stay!

Pullman, Sofitel and mGallery Official Brand Offers

Click here for Pullman Hotels
Click here for Sofitel Luxury Hotels
Click here for mGallery Hotels
Click here if interested in being a member of A|Club Advantage Plus

Cheers,

Darwin
Pullman Lijiang Resort & Spa

thePULL: Shuhe and Shwowo   Leave a comment

【To 石莲寺 ShiLianSi Lamasery, west of Shuhe Ancient Town, in Lijiang, Yunnan, China / Darwin Ma】

Peter Goullart adventured to many places in his time in Lijiang for 8 years, from 1942 to 1949 ( fled by the time of the Cultural Revolution). One of his many photos was recorded and preserved in his vastly interesting outlook on the Nahki (Naxi 纳西族) people in the worthy read ‘The Forgotten Kingdom”. See the following:

A view of Likiang plain (Lijiang) and Shwowo village (Shuhe) from a lamasery by Peter Goullart

But that photo was taken over 60 years ago. This is a modern adaptation of his view, on a beautiful summer’s day 2011, from the ShiLianSi Lamasery that he had ventured to …

The town of Shuhe has extended it’s arms quite a bit, but much of the northern plains (North is leftwards) and the hills have not changed much. Peter’s picture is approximately in the middle of the second above image (based on the contours of the mountain range), and apologies for the distortion.

His love of Lijiang was unmatched to any other place in the Orient…

 The fields were green with winter wheat, and between them ran deep, crystal-clear streams of icy water. Dark water plants waved in them like strands of hair. The water from glaciers divided and subdivided into innumerable streams and canals, and made the Likiang plain one of the best irrigated areas in the world. The gurgling of these swift brooks, the singing of larks and other birds was like the music of gods. [The Forgotten Kingdom, Approx Page 21, 1957]

A great read indeed, if you are into culture and the problems of the Nahki people.

Send me an email if you want to find this small and hidden lamasery and the back hike of Shuhe, that few travelers find. (It’s definitely not a secret, but the route is well hidden!)

Shuhe Ancient Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a 7 minute walk adjacent to Pullman Lijiang Resort and Spa.
Read the Forgotten Kingdom via Pratyeka.
Read the Forgotten Kingdom review by Chris Horton @ Go Kunming.
A Pullman Lijiang review coming soon …

Darwin Ma at ecomm-relay@pullman-lijiang.com

thePULL – promotions to date, Chinese Valentines Day package   Leave a comment

Here are the current deals we have at Pullman Lijiang.

 

This post is of August 05th 2011. Promotion updates will occur once a week, here, at thePULL.

A|Club Promotion – Chinese Valentine’s Day

Book your stay by 31 Aug 2011
Stay period from now to 31 Aug 2011
3x A|Club Bonus Points
Complimentary dinner for 2 persons.
Minimum 2 night stay.
Offer valid on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Conditions: Book with best flexible rate. Not valid with any other offer.

Pullman Lijiang 30% off

Book your stay by 18 August 2011
Stay period from now to 4 September 2011
30% discount off room and villa rates (37% discount off for A|Club Advantage Plus members)
Conditions: Prepay your stay 14 days before check-in,  no refund, no modifications, no cancellations. Not valid with any other offer.

China Summer Promotion 2011 – 10% off and breakfast

Book your stay by 14 August 2011
Stay period from now to 31 August 2011
Complimentary two breakfast buffets per bedroom
10% discount off room and villa rates (19% discount off for A|Club Advantage Plus members)
Conditions: Prepay your stay 7 days before check-in, no refund, no modifications, no cancellations. Not valid with any other offer.

WordPress BONUS

Hey ! You found our blog !  Subscribe (optional), so when you feel like visiting Lijiang someday,  you got our number.
Email ecomm-relay@pullman-lijiang.com to receive a RMB200 Mandara Spa rebate per person with your stay at Pullman Lijiang by mentioning “WordPress’ thePULL”. It will also be a way to let you know what other promotions and bonuses we can offer. Offer and Rebate Expires December 31, 2011. Can combine with other offers but not cumulative with other spa offers.

Stay tuned next week for a new Autumn deal at Pullman Lijiang !

thePULL: Torch Festival UPDATE   Leave a comment

Some updates on festivities:

The Torch Festival is coming up soon! See our earlier post here.
To Recap:
Sunday July 24th is the start of The Torch Festival in Ninglang 宁蒗, a little country village northeast of Lijiang, approximately 4 hours away and between Lugu Lake, where the Pumi Nationalities 普米族 celebrate earlier than the Naxi (see below). (Source: Pumi friend)

(Click for larger image)

While over in Lijiang, the Naxi people will be celebrating The Torch Festival 火把节 from July 25th to July 27th, in all the little towns, namely Dayan 大研古镇, Shuhe 束河古镇 and Baisha 白沙古镇 (though Baisha is not confirmed, it should be as it was an old capital of the Lijiang area).

The festival is largely for the Yi Minority, but that had carried over to other municipalities over history. The Yi minority are spread across northern Yunnan, but largely in southern Sichuan (the province northeast of Yunnan). Activities include bullfighting, pyroworks, nationality beauty contests, and other activities! The Yi people celebrate it on July 25th as well.

When the party is over, we’ll make sure to get some (hopefully!) nice photos to see what you may or not have missed!

Lucky you if you get to join us during this period!

PS Now I know it is not Lijiang, but Cirque du Soleil, Montreal-based, world-reknowned acrobatic cinematics for its creativity and charm, is visiting in select locations in China. Check them out (if you’re not in Lijiang)!

Cheers,

Darwin
Pullman Lijiang Resort & Spa

NOTES: July 25th 2011 Gregorian Calendar = 6th month, 24th day of the Lunar Calendar.

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