Amanyangyun, Aman’s fourth destination in China, a project 16 years in the making is now complete. The Grand Opening Ceremony of Amanyangyun was held on the 28th April, 2018 with 600 distinguished guests in attendance. The stirring performance was choreographed around, and paid respect to, the resort’s cherished ‘King Tree’. A key moment in the performance saw one of the drummers bow down to the tree, and carefully place both hands at its base. His ethereal voice reverberated between the trees, and spoke to the spirit of the King Tree. With it, a pulse of light suddenly connected earth, tree and man, illustrating the harmony that must exist between man and nature.
Unveiled this year, Amanyangyun is the result of a staggeringly ambitious 15-year conservation initiative, which saw nothing less than the relocation of a forest and the reconstruction of a historic village. Set just outside downtown Shanghai, this cherished camphor forest offers an introspective retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Meaning ‘nourishing cloud’, yangyun is 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. Our 31st resort tells an incredible story that involves a millennia of history, daring engineering feats and a philanthropic endeavour #AmanDestinations #Aman30
Opening on 8 January 2018, Amanyangyun will be Aman’s fourth destination in China and stands as tribute to one of the boldest preservation projects in Chinese history. The result of a 15-year initiative, Amanyangyun will breathe new life into an entire forest of ancient camphor trees and a village of antique Chinese homes, presenting a peaceful sanctuary on the outskirts of Shanghai