Unveiled in October 2008, #AmanSummerPalace, was #Aman’s first resort in #China, located in #Beijing. Adjacent to one of China’s most remarkable sites, and just steps from the East Gate of the #SummerPalace – the beautiful 290-hectare garden estate was built in 1750 as an imperial retreat for the Qing Dynasty and offers a selection of heritage-imbued dwellings, including those once used by guests awaiting an audience with the Empress Dowager Cixi.
‘A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’ – Lao Tzu. The longest man-made structure in the world, The Great Wall is a monument to human achievement and the culture that created it. Guests of #AmanSummerPalace can visit remote spots on foot or with a private guide who can explain the history and theory of the fortifications, which stretch for thousands of kilometres.
Allow yourself to be transported from modern, bustling #Beijing to an ancient, quiet and utterly enchanting part of the city. Wander through traditional Chinese courtyards shaded by bamboo and adorned with colourful artwork of master craftsmen at #AmanSummerPalace, a retreat from the city and a gateway to the past #AmanResorts #AmanDesign
Relive China’s imperial past at #AmanSummerPalace in heritage imbued dwellings that were once waiting rooms for courtiers seeking an audience with the Empress Dowager Cixi. Such a secret door connects the hotel to the grounds of its eponymous UNESCO World Heritage Site; guests are privy to palace tours outside the usual visiting hours.
At NAMA, authentic Japanese cuisine is combining the best of the Chinese tradition and our chef utilizes the freshest ingredients rotating menus with the transition of seasons. This summertime, our new Afternoon Tea has launched, bringing a new taste experience. #AmanResorts #AmanSummerPalace #AmanCulinary #Beijing #China #Afternoon Tea
Dragon Boat Celebration. The origin of the festival is to commemorate the life and death of the famous Chinese scholar Qu Yuan, who was a loyal minister of the King of Chu in the 3rd century. People of Chu tried to save him, believing that Qu Yuan was an honorable man; they searched desperately in their boats looking for Qu Yuan but were unable to save him. The legend continues and every year the Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated to commemorate this attempt at rescuing Qu Yuan.