Snow Lion Riverside Resort was started by local entrepreneurs and married couple William Lu and Linda Liang. Their joint vision was to create a family-friendly, quality resort located in the midst of the serene and amazingly beautiful countryside surrounding Yangshuo – a rather novel idea at the time when most hospitality businesses were still very much focused on Yangshuo Town. So, with the help of family members and local villagers and designers, using local material, they opened the Snow Lion Resort in 2007, just outside Mushan Village on the banks of the Li River. Since then an outdoor pool has been added in 2012 and the second building in 2013, while the first building went through a renovation in 2015.
Both William and Linda come from small villages near Yangshuo and studied Tourism and English in Guilin before returning to Yangshuo to start their businesses.
William opened 7th Heaven Cafe & Hostel in 2000 and since then has made many friends from around the world who regularly come to stay. William also works as a guide and has been involved as a translator and assistant on movie projects in China.
In 2004 William and Linda together opened Cloud 9 Restaurant which soon became famous as one of the best restaurants in Yangshuo. With Linda’s knowledge of local food and flair for cooking, they opened two cooking schools, one at the restaurant and one at the hotel (the kitchen can be rented by arrangement).
We hope that our customers not only see the beautiful landscape around but also feel that the hotel is like a home away from home.