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Shanghai, China

At a Glance

  • Located outside Shanghai within a beautiful forest of ancient camphor trees, Amanyangyun serves as spiritual retreat in picturesque surroundings

  • A truly unique experience, the accommodation comprises of carefully restored houses of the Ming & Qing Dynasty relocated from the region of Fuzhou in the Jiangxi Province

  • The property boasts an extensive spa, well-equipped fitness facilities, IMAX cinema as well as an indoor and outdoor pool

  • With easy access to both Hongqiao and Pudong International Airports, the property works well as relaxing beginning or end to an exciting exploration of China

  • 10 treatment rooms make up the Aman Spa which offers a wide range of holistic treatments

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Shanghai and eastern China’s subtropical climate brings with it four distinct seasons. The weather is generally mild and temperate, with a great deal of rainfall even in the drier months of the year. The frequent monsoon showers and scorching temperatures of June, July and August can make it uncomfortably humid, with the mercury regularly rising over 35°C. Winter is overcast and chilly, although snow seldom falls in this eastern region of China. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best times to visit Shanghai and eastern China, with pleasant temperatures and fewer tourists.


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Amanyangyun is a peaceful sanctuary in the outskirts of Shanghai and the latest masterpiece from Aman hotels. Opening in early 2018, it is set to deliver a unique luxury experience which combines a celebration of both ancient architecture and nature.

Possibly Aman's most ambitious project to date and a restoration that took over seven years to complete, Amanyangyun sits on the outskirts of the bright lights of Shanghai. Here celebrate nature and expand the mind with ancient Chinese traditions. Meaning 'nourishing cloud', Amanyangyun is a vision of beauty, designed to match its natural setting.

The restoration of Amanyangyun itself involved the transportation of ancient dwellings under threat from demolition. From the remote Jiangxi province to the outskirts of Shanghai dozens of village houses were transported along with 10,000 camphor trees and given a new lease of life. What remains now is a flourishing forest of glossy green camphor trees which makes for a whimsical backdrop to this five star resort, a living monument of human history.

The accommodation at Amanyangyun includes 13 four-bedroom villas made from the restored Ming and Qing Dynasty houses together with 24 contemporary one-bedroom suites. Each room and villa has an earthy palette in true chic and understated Aman style. The remaining historic homes and a number of new builds make up 30 refined Aman Residences.

Outside the comfort of your villa or suite, there are six dining options available, each using fresh local produce and authentic flavours. The Aman Spa offers a indulgence into holistic health, fitness and wellbeing. Including 10 treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy suite, private hammam, Russian banya, and specialised area for reflexology, you can ease away any aches and pains. Elsewhere, try Tai Chi or a Chinese martial art class, offered along with yoga and Pilates overlooking a beautiful reflection pond.

Like the other Aman resorts in China, Amanyangyun has a timeless appeal which draws on the culture, history and natural wonders of this breathtaking country. A stay at Amanyangyun is truly unique.

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There are 37 villas and suites at Amanyangyun, ranging from historic built four-bedroom villas to contemporary one-bedroom suites. Elsewhere there are 30 refined Aman Residences which are for exclusive use.


Children are welcome at Amanyangyun but there are no specific facilities available to them except for babysitting which can be arranged on request.


There are six dining options at Amanyangyun including an all-day dining pavilion, Chinese restaurant and casual Lakeside Café.


When not exploring the bustling city of Shanghai, guests can revive themselves the holistic Aman Spa with over 10 treatment rooms, have exclusive use of the fitness centre or enjoy a number of exclusive Aman experiences.


  • Bund Walking Tour

    Stroll along the famous Bund, one of Shanghai's pride with architectures from the colonial history in the 1800s and enjoy a walking tour. Admire the grand buildings by Huangpu river, each of which tells a story of the history of Shanghai.

  • Evening Water Spirit Performance

    Enjoy the only water stage performance in China, with performances combining ethnic and modern styles over dances, waterfall curtains and 3D displays.

  • Full Day Wuxi Exploration

    Today, we visit the Lingshan Buddha, Turtle Head Island at Taihu Lake and Jichang Garden.

  • Hangzhou Cuisine Museum

    Get acquainted with the tradition of Hangzhou cuisines, such as the Beggar's Chicken, Longjing Tea Shrimp, Dongpo Pork and more!

  • Helicopter Over Qiandao Lake

    Admire the magnificent Thousand Islets Lake from a bird's eye view as you soar with a view of the lake and surrounding mountains on a helicopter.

  • Hot Air Balloon Over Qiandao Lake

    Admire the magnificent Thousand Islets Lake from a bird's eye view as you soar with a view of the lake and surrounding mountains on a hot air balloon.

  • Huangpu River Night Cruise

    Enjoy a night cruise through Shanghai's prime attractions such as the Pearl Tower, the iconic Bund, Huangpu Park and more!

  • Qiandao Lake Boat Tour

    Take a boat ride through Qiandao Lake. With more than 1,000 islands on its clear waters, explore some of the famous islands including Bird Island, Snake Island and Monkey Island.

  • Religious Sites of Shanghai

    Step into Shanghai’s rich cultural and religious melting pot as you explore its Buddhist, Christian, Jewish and Taoist sites and uncover a diverse myriad of religions practised in this cultural crossroad.

  • Shanghai City Tour

    Explore the best of Shanghai visiting the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Shanghai Municipal History Museum. Proceed to the French Concession as well as a nice miniature museum showcasing the layout and interior of an early 1930s Shikumen house.

  • Shanghai Cultural Tour

    Explore People Square and its surroundings in the heart of Shanghai flanked by modern skyscrapers yet brimming with culture. Marvel at the rich collection of artefacts in Shanghai Museum. After a Dim Sum lunch, walk along the street in Yuyuan Bazaar.

  • Shanghai ERA Acrobatic Show

    Combining elements of Chinese acrobatics with modern technology, this multimillion-dollar acrobatic performance is an inspiring moment worth experiencing while you are in Shanghai!

  • Shanghai's Jewish Heritage

    Dive into the fascinating Jewish heritage of Shanghai, visiting the Shanghai Jewish Ghetto in Hongkou District, the Ohel Moshe Synagogue and the Children's Palace.

  • Shanghai's Religious Trail

    Step into Shanghai’s rich cultural and religious melting pot as you explore its Buddhist, Christian, Jewish and Taoist sites and uncover a diverse myriad of religions practised in this cultural crossroad.

  • Suzhou Highlights

    Take a trip to Suzhou and visit the Humble Administrator's Garden and Pan Gate. Explore the huge collection of cultural relics in Suzhou Museum and learn about the silk history at Suzhou No. 1 Silk Factory.

  • Suzhou In-Depth: Second Time's a Charm

    Today, we visit two more of Suzhou's best gardens: the Master of the Nets and the Lingering Gardens. We then visit the Yunyan Pagoda and Penjing Garden (a bonsai garden) at the Tiger Hill and conclude with a cruise at Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal.

  • Tongli Water Town with Cruise

    Today, you will make a visit to the Tongli Ancient Town, stopping at Tuisi Garden, Jianyin Hall and ancient bridges. Afterwards, enjoy a cruise along the water town to take in its beauty.

  • Tunxi Old Street

    Stroll along the Tunxi Old Street and enjoy the Huizhou Culture. Surround yourself with the fragrance of tea and indulge in local snacks while admiring the beautiful Ming and Qing Dynasties architectures.

  • Westlake Boat Tour in Hangzhou

    Jump on board and sail on the Westlake! Visit Guo's Garden, a beautiful traditional garden, and Leifeng Pagoda. Head to the China National Tea Museum and dive into the long history and culture surrounding tea.

  • Xitang Water Town

    Enjoy a boat ride at the charming Xitang, with nine river and over 100 bridges running through different corners of the town.

Location & directions

Shanghai, China

Amanyangyun is located in a peaceful setting just outside Shanghai.

How to get there

Fly into Shanghai. From there Amanyangyun is a short drive away.

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