Amanyangyun

AMANYANGYUN - Shanghai, China

Just outside downtown Shanghai, a cherished camphor forest sets the scene for Aman's fourth destination in China: Amanyangyun. Meaning ‘nourishing cloud’, yangyun is a reference to expanding the ‘cloud’ of the mind with knowledge – a philosophy borne by the story of the trees and dwellings at Amanyangyun's heart. This introspective retreat belies a remarkable tale of a forest transported, and a history preserved.

Beauty resides in time

Antique Villas

Saved from demolition, these Ming- and Qing-dynasty dwellings have been reassembled, brick by ancient brick, to create peaceful, refined spaces. Light-filled with forest views, interiors are finished in wood, stone and bamboo

Relocated forest

Amanyangyun's camphor forest has a remarkable history. Rescued, then relocated 700km from Jiangxi to Shanghai, more than 10,000 camphor trees, famed for their calming scent, now flourish in their new home

Setting

Set amid trees and lakes, Amanyangyun is a seminal Shanghai destination – ideal for city escapes, wellness retreats or Aman Journeys exploring the best of China. Peaceful and serene, it lies close to Shanghai culture, shopping and sights

Design

A fusion of comfort, beauty and tradition, the light-filled Club Suites and Antique Villas embrace simple, clean lines. Local materials and textures harmonise with the lush scenery glimpsed through lattice screens, which in turn dapple the light within

At the resort

Wellness

Calling on Chinese tradition, the expansive Aman Spa is devoted to holistic health, fitness and wellbeing

Dining

From formal to cafe-style and alfresco, each of the five dining venues at Amanyangyun plays to its unique setting and ambience

Events

A 200-seat Banquet Hall is accompanied by Nanshufang, replete with boardroom, lecture hall and varied event spaces

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