Lijiang Old Town at night, China
- Indulgent bamboo massage at the in-house spa
- Set in the iconic Jade Dragon Snow Mountain area
- Explore unique Wenchang Palace at the hotel itself
Ensconced in the legendary area of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Lijiang, the location of Amandayan Hotel leaves it a lot to live up to. Luckily, this Aman brand hotel is quickly taking on an iconic status of its own. Few lodgings so seamlessly resurrect the dynasty of local Chinese heritage whilst providing guests such levels of luxury as the Amandayan. From the use of traditional clean lines of Nakhi wood carving to the endless opportunities for healthy living treatments and cultural experiences, every aspect of the Amandayan is imbued with attention to detail that is second-to-none.
Enchanting courtyards frame this boutique accommodation, reviving the aesthetics of the local Nakhi people with locally sourced materials such as Yunnan pine and Dong Bei elm, plus classical pagoda roofs and relaxing rock gardens. The grounds and gardens of the Amandayan are truly stunning; you could spend an afternoon simply wandering leisurely among the luscious greenery and serene ponds. The hotel’s 18th-century courtyard even hosts the impressively-preserved Wenchang Palace.
Staying at the Amandayan, you will be inducted into an atmosphere of regeneration. The history of this famous part of the world is revived at every turn, with a traditional teahouse serving guests local brews, and genuine artworks adorning the walls. Guests, too, are invited to recharge in the in-house spa, which offers traditional treatments including warm bamboo massage and cupping. Or, for active types interested in healthy living, get energised for a day of exploration with a visit to the well-appointed gym and Pilates studio.
Inside your private suite, the romance of the region and its legacy continues. The walls, doors and furniture feature intricate wooden carving in the local Nakhi style, whilst plush furnishings make for a blissfully comfortable holiday. Amphora Aromatics toiletries are a thoughtful touch in making you feel pampered and preened each day of your stay.
Outside, enjoy the fantastic facilities on offer, including a private cinema and library to inspire the mind, and the delicious dishes at the hotel restaurant to satisfy the stomach. Classic Nahki dishes such as wholesome hotpots are made with locally-sourced ingredients, a contemporary twist and a lot of love, making for a culinary experience that you will not forget.
Having won countless awards including ‘Best New Resort’ and ‘Best Boutique Hotel’ in China, this excellent hotel is sure to provide the setting for the trip of a lifetime.
As well as being the epitome of high-end accommodation, the Amandayan also offers countless opportunities to become engrossed in the local heritage of Lijiag. Whether it’s sipping on a cup of tea (or a cocktail!) in the Tea House, trying out calligraphy, taking a tai chi class, enjoying a Tao healing ritual or watching a guzheng performance in the hotel lounge, staying here will be an experience of discovery for all.