A peaceful sactuary surrounded by a camphor forest
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Located minutes outside of downtown Shanghai, Amanyangyun is derived from the Sanskrit word Aman meaning 'peace' and Yangyun, meaning 'nourishing cold', a reference to expanding the ‘cloud’ of the mind with knowledge—a philosophy borne by the story of the trees and dwellings at Amanyangyun's heart. The extraordinary hotel consists of Ming and Qing-dynasty village houses which have been carefully preserved and refurbished into peaceful and refined spaces made out of wood, bamboo and stone. Each of these antique villas offers lush forest views—10,000 trees camphor trees were rescued and transported from Jiangxi to Shanghai to flourish in their new home at Amanyangyun. Surrounded by a garden courtyard is also the Aman Spa, offering 10 treatment rooms for hydrotherapy, reflexology and bathhouses incorporating a Russian banya and a hammam. There are also indoor and outdoor pools, a gym and a light-filled Yoga and Pilates studio overlooking a reflection pond.
Restaraunts & Bars
LAZHU - Fine Chinese cuisine
ARVA - Traditional Italian flavors
NAMA - Fine Japanese cuisine
The Bar - Casual space for cocktails and light bites
Cigar Lounge - Offering specialty cigars, wines and spirits
Chinese cultural activities — Chinese painting, tea and incense ceremony, meditation
Explore the nearby canal town of Zhujiajiao