29 Shishan Road, Gucheng District, Lijiang, China
35 Rooms
Contemporary Classic & Quiet
Starting at:
taxes included per/nt
By this point an Aman hotel hardly needs vetting, true, but it remains a pleasure to detail their ongoing success story. They’ve hit photogenic gold again here in Lijiang, jewel of China’s Yunnan province, an astoundingly well-preserved repository for the region’s heritage and peerless natural beauty. Amandayan overlooks the impossibly ancient Old Town, a rich lattice of irreplaceable artifacts and architecture with a whimsical penchant for bridges and cobblestone streets.

Here in the Land of Eternal Spring, so-called for its clement weather, it’s the snow-mantled Jade Dragon Snow Mountain that gets highest billing, in every sense — presiding over Yunnan’s limestone heights and untamed rivers, its lordly presence elevates many room views from that’s nice to must have. Good thing these all-suite accommodations recognize that fact, and even better that they pair it with flawless interiors in the time-tested Nakhi tradition. The universal luxury signifiers are here in the clean lines and lofty ceilings, of course, but the specifics will astound you: pagoda roofs, courtyard-core, and expertly carved screens and ornaments in local pine and elm.

The affect is open, soothing, and softly lit throughout, extending into the bathrooms with freestanding tubs for the requisite soak. Technology, though state-of-the-art, is kept supremely discreet; you’ll enjoy the flat-screens, the sound system, and the underfloor heating, we’re sure, but they won’t obtrude. And tempting though it may be to cocoon yourself in your room, you’ll be glad for the restaurant when hunger strikes. Serving a balance of Yunnan and Cantonese fare, it centers on mountain-foraged plates, with global dishes available nearby in the lounge. There’s also a tea house, oriented towards some of the resort’s best views, with both traditional and Western varieties on offer. And it wouldn’t be Aman without a wellness suite, here emphasizing Chinese medicinal herbs and massage, augmented by a lengthy heated outdoor pool, a fully equipped gym, yoga classes on request, and multiple treatment rooms.

How to get there: Amandayan is a 40-minute drive from Lijiang Airport.

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29 Shishan Road, Gucheng District, Lijiang, China

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Yoga
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool

Need to Know

  • Breakfast is available at CNY 150 daily for child between 6 to 11 years old.
  • Eligible Plus reservations: Credits and discounts will be applied at check-out in local currency unless otherwise noted.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 12:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Uses energy-efficient lighting
  • Cleans with eco-friendly products
  • Stocks eco-friendly shampoo and soap
  • Gives guests the option to reuse linens and towels
  • No single-use plastic straws
  • No single-use plastic toiletries
  • No single-use plastics
  • Sources produce from local farms
  • Creates seasonal menus from locally sourced produce
  • Offers vegan menu options
  • Composts food waste
  • Reduces food waste
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Hires locally with fair wages, benefits, and advancement
  • Actively supports the needs of the local community
  • Trains staff in sustainability best practices
  • Trains staff in local cultural heritage
  • Provides volunteer opportunities for guests and staff
  • Restores and protects natural ecosystems and wildlife