Published on April 26th, 2016 | by Ozlem Avcioglu0
Amandayan, Lijiang, China
Aman’s third property in China, Amandayan, is in the fabled city of Lijiang. Set on a hillside above the UNESCO-protected Old Town, the property draws its name from the Sanskrit-derived word for ‘peace’ and ‘Dayan’, the historic name for Lijiang when it was first established by the ruling Mu family in the 13th century. The property is made up of traditional courtyard buildings and presents 35 spacious suites with terraces and views of Lijiang, the countryside surrounding the city and the snow-capped mountains on the horizon including the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, considered one of China’s most scenic peaks.
The design of Amandayan was inspired by its setting, embracing style elements from traditional Nakhi architecture and integrating harmoniously into the town. Suites are decorated with materials and fabrics from the region. Graceful and elegant with clean, simple lines, it is contemporary in style yet unmistakably Chinese