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Travels in an ancient empire

Step through a secret door into the grounds of Beijing’s Summer Palace. Wander the Unesco-listed streets of Lijiang Old Town. Discover Chinese culinary traditions in an ancient Hangzhou village. Rejuvenate in camphor-scented serenity outside downtown Shanghai. For all the bustle and clamour of modern-day China, Aman promises balance, peace and cultural immersion through four unique properties, each offering a different and unforgettable perspective on the spiritual heritage and contemporary character of a vast, complex and extraordinarily beautiful land.
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Exterior of house accommodation at Amanfayun, Hangzhou

Amanfayun, Hangzhou

Hangzhou is one of the seven ancient capitals of China, known for its extraordinary natural beauty and the glassy, pagoda-lined waters of West Lake, a World Heritage Site that has been honoured by poets and painters from the Tang dynasty onwards. A little to the west of the city, the former tea pickers’ village of Fayun rests in a peaceful valley of osmanthus and magnolia, its tranquillity pricked only by the peal of the temple bells.

At the centre of Amanfayun stands a 200-year-old Fayun Place, where past and present are linked through both its architecture and the cultural activities that take place here every day. Around it, a network of stone pathways, courtyards and bamboo groves connects the Aman Spa’s bath house with 42 rooms, suites and villas, spread among traditional village dwellings, sensitively restored to meet the needs of the modern day.

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Villa exterior at Amanyangyun, Shanghai

Amanyangyun, Shanghai

Outside downtown Shanghai stands a forest of ancient camphor trees, some over 1,000 years old and many over 100 feet tall. Woven among them are a series of Ming and Qing dynasty dwellings – rural refuges from the relentless pace of the city. Despite their age and authenticity, both homes and trees are new additions to the area, the result of a decade-long conservation project that saw the transportation and replanting of one of oldest forests in Jiangxi, and the masterful reconstruction and restoration of heritage houses that had stood since antiquity. A timeless sanctuary, where guests can find balance between the modern-day allure of Shanghai and the life-affirming peace of the natural world, Amanyangyun offers an aesthetic and cultural experience rooted in the crafts, customs and cuisine of the region – from Chinese painting lessons in the Nanshufang pavilion to Cantonese-style hot pot at Yin Lu, the resort’s newest restaurant, set in a lakeside bamboo grove. 

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Music pavilion at Aman Summer Palace, Beijing

Aman Summer Palace, Beijing

A century and a half ago, guests of the Empress Dowager Cixi would linger in these Qing dynasty buildings to await an audience with the most powerful woman in imperial China. Today, guests of Aman Summer Palace use them as a restful and restorative base when exploring the Unesco-listed treasures of Beijing. The Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, and the Ming Tombs are just a short drive away, while cultural demonstrations, calligraphy lessons and classes in the ancient art of kite making all take place on site. A secret door beside the East Gate provides exclusive access to the Summer Palace and its magnificent gardens, and within the walls of the resort, peaceful courtyards embrace traditional Chinese architecture, and carefully restored pavilions house 51 suites – each decoratively inspired by Ming and Qing dynasty heritage.

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Na-taoguang temple near Amandayan, Lijiang

Amandayan, Lijiang

A key trading town on the historic Tea Horse Road through the mountains of southwest China, Lijiang was once the Naxi capital, and remains the home of many indigenous Naxi people today. In the years since Amandayan introduced the first outdoor pool and private cinema to Lijiang, its tranquil courtyards, traditional design and beautifully preserved 18th-century Wenchang Palace still feel as closely connected to the spirit of the Old Town as they ever did. Opportunities to explore Naxi culture abound – whether through traditional arts and crafts demonstrations, culinary specialities or visits to neighbouring artisan villages – but for many, Amandayan provides an opportunity to discover the natural splendours of the region. Aman’s guides lead bespoke seasonal excursions including hikes through the breathtaking Tiger Leaping Gorge, ascents to the snow-laden heights of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and horseback rides through the wildflower meadows of this rugged but serene landscape.

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The Secrets of China

Each of Aman’s resorts introduces its guests to a different facet of China, its customs, culture and people, as well as the astonishing diversity of its landscape. With Amanyangyun, Amanfayun, Amandayan and Aman Summer Palace, Aman offers four perspectives on one of the world’s most fascinating countries, encompassing by turns the tranquility of its nature, the breadth of its culinary traditions, the history of its mountain kingdoms, and the grandeur of its imperial past. For those wishing to discover China in all its natural and human wonder, Aman can arrange multi-stage journeys to two or more resorts, with exclusive privileges and benefits for bookings of four nights or more.

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Illumination and rejuvenation

The Nanshufang cultural centre stands at the heart of Amanyangyun. Furnished with the Nanmu wood characteristic of Ming interiors, the complex was a school in the 17th century, and today transports Aman guests to the scholar’s studios of China’s past, offering space to learn, contemplate and practise traditional crafts such as calligraphy, music and incense making, as well as nine rooms dedicated to the timeless and meditative ritual of the tea ceremony. Nearby, the slate and cedar spa complex is the largest in the Aman world, housing private bathhouses, a hamman, a Russian banya, and offering personalised treatment programmes inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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No request is too great and no detail too small. We are also here to assist you before your trip to China begins
 
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