Derived from the Sanskrit word for ‘peace’, aman, and the historic name for Lijiang, Dayan, Amandayan is situated the northwestern province of Yunnan.

Destination Amandayan, Lijiang

Amandayan is set in the fabled city of Lijiang, a short drive from Lijiang Sanyi Airport (LJG).
Amandayan China Bao Shan Village Terrace Fields


Owing to its low latitude and high elevation, Lijiang experiences a mild subtropical highland climate. Winters feature mild days coupled with nights that may go below freezing, as well as the driest and sunniest conditions of the year.
Amandayan Suite Bathroom at luxury resort

What to pack

In spring and summer, light clothing is appropriate with a sweater or jacket in the evenings. From autumn through winter, down jackets, fleeces, hats and gloves are necessary. Sports shoes are suitable for light touring, and hiking boots are recommended for treks. Legs, shoulders and upper arms need to be covered when visiting places of worship.

Language & Currency
The official language of China is Mandarin, and English is increasingly spoken. The national currency is the yuan or renminbi. Major credit cards are accepted in larger establishments. Most currencies and traveller’s cheques are easy to cash. ATM machines are widely available.
Don’t Forget
China is on China Standard Time (CST), eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Electricity is 220 volts/ 50 cycles; converters and plug adaptors are available.
Medical services are available round the clock in Lijiang. There are no particular immunisations required for entry into China unless the traveller is coming from a yellow fever-infected area. No vaccinations are required.

Please check with your nearest Chinese embassy or consulate prior to travel. Visas are required to enter, exit or transit through China. Passports must be valid for at least six months before the date of entry.


The Amandayan team can advise on visas as well as assist with any other travel arrangements, including transfers and private flights.