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Lijiang, Yunnan, China

Situated in the heart of Lijiang's Old Town and surrounded by the region's stunning mountain ranges Amandayan sets a new level of luxury in China's Yunnan Province, known for being one of the most beautiful destinations in China.

At a Glance

  • Incredible views of Old Town Lijiang

  • Stunning design influenced by the Nakhi people indigenous to the northwestern Yunnan

  • Gourmet Yunnan, Cantonese and Western cuisine

  • Beautiful and authentic tea house serving both Chinese and Western afternoon teas daily

  • Fantastic Aman Spa offering treatments influenced by Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Insider's View

Choose room 122, which is a Deluxe Suite and is the only room in the hotel that has a clear view to the Dragon Jade Mountain

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Insider's View

Try to book in at one of the hotel's regular BBQ nights during your stay. They create a fantastic outdoor setting on their main terrace with lights, music and delicious food.

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Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to Amandayan or take a look at our itineraries to Yunnan


Amandayan is located just above the small intertwining lanes and canals of Lijiang Old Town and boasts 35 elegantly appointed suites many of which come equipped with stunning views of the surrounding city, countryside and snow capped mountains. The design of the property utilizes the traditional architectural style of the indigenous people of the north western Yunnan - the Nakhi people.

Each of the 35 Suites are decorated with materials and fabrics from the surrounding region creating a beautiful sense of place and atmospheric design with an unmistakable Chinese feel. There are three types of suites with the courtyard and deluxe suites spread over 72 square meters and very similar in layout with spacious bathrooms and comfortable living areas with the only differences coming from the views and floors they are located. There is also the two bedroom Amandayan Suite which is bigger, spread over 440 square meters, and ideal for couples or families traveling together.

Amandayan's Chinese restaurant serves Yunnan and Cantonese cuisines with a delicious dim sum menu for lunch. Alongside this the Lounge focuses on seasonal and locally grown produce and acts as an all day restaurant. The traditional tea house is beautifully designed over two floors with indoor and outdoor seating complemented by views over Old Town Lijiang and serves Chinese and Western tea sets including Dim Sum.

To indulge further at the Amandayan the stunning Aman Spa offers an incredible range of treatments drawing influence from Traditional Chinese Medicine and using Aman's own skincare range. There is also a stunning 20 meter heated outdoor swimming pool and Amandayan's own private cinema with 30 reclining leather seats and a 42.5 meter square screen.

Further facilities include a fully stocked library, a boutique, fitness center and Pilates and yoga studio.


The 35 suites are all decorated with local materials and fabrics to reflect the surrounding region including Yunnan pine from Shangri-La, intricate Nakhi embroidery and elaborate Dongba wood carvings of flowers, birds and other nature motifs. The Courtyard Suites are spacious with expansive bathrooms and generous living areas and are all set around peaceful courtyards. The Deluxe Suites offer the same layout and design as the Courtyard Suites but are located on the first floor and come equipped with large terraces with views over the rooftop of Lijiang Old Town, Lion Hill, Lijiang New Town and beyond to the mountains.

For families and larger groups there is the ideal two bedroom Amandayan Suite with stunning views.


Children and families are welcome to come and stay at Amandayan. However, there are no specific facilities available for children at the resort.


Amandayan has two restaurants serving Chinese and Western dishes along with an authentic teahouse serving traditional afternoon teas and sumptuous Dim Sum menus.

There is a fully serviced spa along with a 20 meter pool for relaxation. There is also a library, boutique, cinema and gym.


Activities in and around Amandayan are abundant and include strolling through the World Heritage Site of Lijiang Old Town and visiting the surrounding authentic and untouched villages of Baisha and Shuhe. For those who enjoy the outdoors there is plenty of opportunity to explore on horse back or hike through the spectacular scenery that the area is so well known for.

Location & Directions

Lijiang, Yunnan, China

Amandayan is perched on Lion Hill, a forested oasis in the heart of the town of Lijiang and offers some of the city's finest views.

When to go

Overall, the temperature of Lijiang is lower than the other places in Yunnan. There is also a big temperature difference between day and night. The best time to travel Lijiang is spring and summer. If you want to experience the most beautiful scenery of Lijiang, April and May is the best time for you to arrive.

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