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Behind the Banyan Tree

From its origins on the site of an abandoned tin mine to a growing global chain of spas and resorts

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'Do well and do good' has guided the growth of Banyan Tree, from a former tin mine in Phuket to a global chain of award-winning destination resorts.



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