Getting to Amandayan

Amandayan, China - Exterior

Lijiang rests in the regal embrace of spectacular snow-capped mountains, and arriving by air is akin to finding yourself on top of the world. The only thing rivalling Lijiang’s scenery is the warm welcome you’ll receive in this centuries-old Unesco-protected town and the hilltop eyrie that is Amandayan. Our dedicated concierge team is on hand to ensure the most seamless of arrivals. 


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Amandayan, China - Swimming Pool


Most foreign citizens entering China will be required to obtain a visa before they travel. For this reason, Amandayan recommends that all international guests refer to the Chinese Visa Application Centre website to obtain information on the necessary steps and entry requirements. 

International flights 

Cities throughout China offer direct flights to Lijiang, including Aman destinations Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou. Currently, the only direct international flight to and from Lijiang Sanyi International Airport (LJG) is operated by Ruili Airline out of Bangkok, Thailand, three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 

Airport transfers 

Amandayan’s hilltop setting is a 30km scenic drive from Lijiang Sanyi International Airport, a journey of around 50 minutes. Amandayan’s concierge team can arrange private transfers in a choice of vehicles on request. 

Other transfers

Travel in consummate comfort while exploring the region from Amandayan. Private limousine transfers can be arranged to any destination, be it Tiger Leaping Gorge, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain or the ancient towns of Baisha and Shuhe. 

Flight duration to Lijiang

Flights flying into Lijiang Sanyi International Airport (LJG)

Please note that additional visas may be required when transiting through international cities. 

  • Bangkok, Thailand – 2hrs 40mins (Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday) 

  • Hangzhou, China – 3hrs 25mins

  • Shanghai, China – 3hrs 40mins

  • Beijing, China – 3hrs 45mins

Travel insurance

Amandayan is dedicated to ensuring that your stay is as effortless and enjoyable as possible. To this end, travel insurance is a highly recommended investment to protect against unexpected cancellations or delays, as well as any unforeseen circumstances or expenses that may arise during your travels. 


Aman journey 

Aman’s four destinations in China make it possible to experience a true journey of discovery through this fascinating country.  

Amandayan to Aman Summer Palace in Beijing: 3hrs 45min by plane followed by a 40-50min car transfer 

Amandayan to Amanfayun in Hangzhou: 3hrs 25min by plane followed by a 50min car transfer 

Amandayan to Amanyangyun in Shanghai: 3hrs 40min by plane followed by a 30min car transfer 


Travel considerations 

Known as the Land of Eternal Spring due to its appealing climate, Yunnan is one of China’s loftiest provinces. Please take the high altitude (2,400m) into consideration when travelling to Amandayan, and take it easy for the first few days while acclimatising to the thinner air. Also bear in mind that while days are warm, temperatures can drop sharply in the evenings. Sunglasses and suncream are a must due to high levels of UV at this altitude. 

Contact Us

The Amandayan team is available to assist you with private charter reservations and enquiries. Please contact us for further details