Just outside downtown Shanghai, an ancient camphor forest sets the scene for Aman’s fourth destination in China: Amanyangyun.
Meaning ‘nourishing cloud’, yangyun is a reference to expanding the ‘cloud’ of the mind with knowledge – a philosophy borne by the story of the ancient trees and dwellings at Amanyangyun’s heart. This introspective retreat belies a remarkable tale of a forest transported, and a history preserved.
Embracing a restful, earthy palette, Amanyangyun’s 24 Ming Courtyard Suites and 13 Antique Villas feature tranquil courtyards. Saved from demolition, these Ming- and Qing-dynasty dwellings have been reassembled, brick by ancient brick, to create peaceful, refined spaces. Light-filled with forest views, interiors are finished in wood, stone and bamboo.
From formal to cafe-style and alfresco, each of the six dining venues at Amanyangyun plays to its unique setting and ambience. Calling on Chinese tradition, the expansive Aman Spa is devoted to holistic health, fitness and wellbeing.
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