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Described by UNESCO as ‘an urban landscape of outstanding quality’; Lijiang Old Town is the ideal setting for the peaceful Amandayan hotel. Lying in a valley overlooked by the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, this lovely hideaway will have guests feeling like a member of the royal Mu family in no time.
The 35 suites are divided into three categories; courtyard, deluxe and Amandayan. Each is decorated with pieces from the region-Dongba wood carvings and striking Nakhi embroidery.
Man Yi Xuan, the resort's restaurant, serves Yunnan and Cantonese cuisines, but there's also a lunch menu if you're in the mood for dim sum (and them some)! Try the afternoon tea in the Tea House for a deliciously traditional Chinese experience.
The Amandayan Spa is inspired by traditional Chinese medicine practices, with treatments tailored to the individual. The outdoor heated pool is perfect for a late night dip, while the Pilates and yoga studio is just the thing for stretching out sore muscles and relieving some travel stress.
Become one with nature or embrace your inner spiritual guru. Wangu Pavillion-a landmark building offering views of Old Town-is only a tip toe away. Wander through Tiger Leaping Gorge to be a true adventurer and experience the natural beauty of this region first hand.
Situated in the World Heritage Site of Lijang, Amandayan resort is at the centre of the very best of the regions natural and artistic attractions.
Miranda, Original Traveller