Situated atop the Lion Hill with sweeping views of Lijiang and the distant mountain ranges, the Amandayan is set above the winding lanes of the Old Town of Lijiang. The resort is named for the Sansrit-derived word for ’peace’ and is designed in the Nakhi traditional style. The hotel is housed in a group of dwellings arranged around peaceful courtyards with exquisite views out into the valley. Whether you’re here to explore the surrounding countryside, UNESCO World Heritage Old Town of Lijiang, or simply catch your breath in the picture perfect surroundings; the Amandayan provides the perfect base for your stay.
- Savour the views of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and its companions on the horizon
- Immerse yourself in the culture of the historic Old Town
- Relax with superb spa treatments
- Enjoy bird watching on Lashi Lake or walks in the surrounding countryside
How to get there
The Amandayan is close to Lijiang Sanyi airport a 40-minute drive away. You’ll need to fly into Shanghai or Kunming first, then pick up a connecting flight.
Best time to go
Generally speaking, the best months to visit China are in the spring or autumn months of April, May, September and October as temperatures are warm and it is fairly dry. Due to the higher altitude and mountainous terrain, Lijiang has a cooler climate.
The Amandayan is luxurious yet uncomplicated and makes for the perfect base to enjoy this secret hideaway. The town of Lijiang seems nestled on the other side of the world with a distinct ‘old-world’ feel about it. The surrounding countryside offers superb opportunities to get out and about to explore, and the towering mountains provide breathtaking scenery along the way.
- Two restaurants and the Tea House
- Meeting Room
Dining options include a Chinese restaurant and western restaurant and the resort Tea House.
Man Yi Xuan – specializing in Yunnan and Cantonese cuisines are offered for lunch and dinner with an additional dim sum (dumpling) menu at lunch.
The Lounge – open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the menu offers Western and Asian cuisines with an emphasis on fresh seasonal produce, organic meats and locally sourced vegetables.
The Tea House – offering indoor and outdoor dining with amazing views of the Old Town, the venue offers traditional Chinese and Western tea with savouries, cakes and pastries that can be enjoyed along dim sum.
The property offers 35 elegant suites with views of Lijiang and the countryside surrounding the city and the snow-capped mountains in the distance. Décor is sourced from the region with Yunnan pine, Nakhi embroidery and elaborate Dongba wood carvings.
Courtyard Suites: spacious bathrooms and comfortable living areas are combined with traditional materials and fabrics to convey a sense of style.
Deluxe Suites: Located on the first floor, these offer large terraces and rooftop views of Lijiang Old Town, or the New Town on the other side of Lion Hill.
Amandayan Suite: The two bedroom suite is ideal for families or friends travelling together and offers an expansive living area teamed with impressive views of the surroundings.
- Horse Riding through the meadows
- Bird Watching at Lashi Lake for flocks of migrating birds from Siberia
- Walks & Hikes through Tiger Leaping Gorge
- Explore the narrow lanes of UNESCO World Heritage Lijiang Old Town with over 354 bridges
- Visit Wangu Pavilion – a 33 meter high wooden structure on Lion Hill
The two bedroom Amandayan Suite is ideal for families and offers an expansive living area teamed with impressive views of the surrounds.