Amanyangyun celebrated its first anniversary with a grand ceremony on 8th June, 2019. Following the soul-stirring drum performances, renowned Chinese Kunqu Opera Singer Mr. Zhang Jun, presented Amanyangyun's guests with his wonderful singing performance on a spectacular water stage. The ethereal camphor forest and tranquil gardens set the tone for the Kunqu Opera.
More than just a guardian of the past, Amanyangyun also works with leading contemporary artists from China and overseas. In one of our sunken pavilions the Chinese American fashion designer Han Feng presents her art collection to share with Aman guests. The new exhibition is scheduled to open at the Han Feng Art Space at Amanyangyun on 19 May. We'll welcome artists from UK, US, Shanghai and Beijing – Gill Button and He Xi, Lois Conner and Tang Yi as well as Maria Robledo – showcasing painting, photography and ceramics. Han Feng will also be updating the display of her own personal collection with pieces she collected early on, including those by Geng Jianyi, Gu Wenda, Zhang Peili and Zhou Tiehai!
Ideal for destination weddings, Amanyangyun offers multiple venues both indoors and out. Amidst a flourishing forest of camphor trees near a tranquil lake on the outskirts of Shanghai, Amanyangyun boasts vast exteriors and lavish gardens, rare features in this iconic metropolis city. The lakeside lawn is a coveted venue for outdoor weddings and celebrations offering sweeping views of the forest park. A picture-perfect city escape made up of 13 century-old Antique Villas and 24 impeccable modern suites, Amanyangyun also provides the perfect opportunity for its guests to design their own dream weddings in one of the Ming and Qing Dynasty Antique Villas.
Set amidst a flourishing camphor forest with Antique Villas as its dramatic backdrop, Amanyangyun is one of the finest venues to celebrate this Valentine's Day. Our Italian restaurant Arva will present a romantic set dinner menu on Valentine's Day. A wine pairing menu by our expert Sommelier is also available.
Each Aman tells its own story of the culture in which it is immersed and it is this convivial spirit that makes them the finest venues for these special occasions. Amanyangyun, Aman's fourth destination in China, is no exception. Set amidst a flourishing forest of camphor trees, our antique villas provide a dramatic backdrop for your Valentine's Day celebration. Candlelit dinner in one of our antique villas can be arranged. Enjoy an ethereal evening with your another half at Amanyangyun on this Valentine's Day!
Amanyangyun’s Cultural Discovery Centre, a convivial meeting ground for children, offers a host of experiences, each designed to help the resort’s younger guests unearth the rich culture of China. With the traditional Chinese Spring Festival around the corner, our Cultural Discovery Centre will offer new activities such as sachet-making, window flower making, etc. which used to be the traditions for families during new year season.
Amanyangyun celebrates one year of operations today. Opening on 8 January, 2018, Amanyangyun is the result of a staggeringly ambitious conservation initiative, which saw nothing less than the relocation of more than 10,000 camphor trees and the reconstruction of 26 Ming and Qing dynasty ancient dwellings from the legendary Fuzhou City in Jiangxi Province, where the construction of a reservoir threatened their existence.
Amanyangyun, where the east meets west and the past entwines with present, is a peaceful sanctuary located outside downtown Shanghai. During the festive season, while a nine-metre pine tree by the river has been adorned as the hotel's Christmas tree, the bishop tree in front of Nan Shufang, our spiritual heart, has been lit up, delighting our guests with its glittering lights.
Each Antique Villa has a previous life in its original home - Fuzhou City, Jiangxi Province, and each house is reborn here in the form of Amanyangyun. The Antique Villas at Amanyangyun used to be inhabited by prestigious scholars and literati in Fuzhou. When houses were originally constructed, they were embellished with owners' ideals as well as hopes and expectations for future generations. According to the family trees and stone carvings, some of the homes could be traced back with more than one thousand years of history.
For those who perceive all things in life with a purity of heart, clouds represent both physical and spiritual nature. They are also the reflection of one’s state of mind. To “nurture clouds” is to nurture life. --- Amanyangyun, the two characters of Yangyun in Chinese refer to 'nurturing clouds'. In this secluded sanctuary, one can find a peaceful place for contemplation and self-cultivation.
Han Feng Art Space at Amanyangyun will very soon showcase work by four artists – Kenro Izu, Lian Xiaoou, Shao Wenhuan and Wu Junyong – covering a range of works that include photography, moving image and painting. Han Feng, though best known as a fashion designer, has always been an active player in the contemporary Chinese art world. Fast forward three decades, Han Feng now focuses her energies to support Chinese and international artists, especially those of younger generations, to give them a platform to show their work in her art space in Shanghai, and in New York too in the near future. The private view of the current exhibitions is on Saturday 10 November 2018 from 1pm to 5pm. The exhibitions will open until May 2019.
Fuzhou City - the original home of Amanyangyun's camphor trees and antique villas. Photography by Kenro Izu. Since late 1970s, Izu has been traveling around the world to photograph the “sacred and spiritual places”. This time, Izu went to Fuzhou City in Jiangxi Province, the new sacred land in his eyes, also the original home of Amanyangyun’s camphor trees and antique dwellings, to photograph some of the existing ancient villages there. Amanyangyun, Aman's fourth destination in China, is the result of a monumental 16-year conservation project which saw nothing less than the relocation of a forest of more than 10,000 camphor trees and the reconstruction of dozens of historic antique buildings.
Multi-functional Level at Amanyangyun. The lower level in Amanyangyun is not really called a ‘basement’. It was carefully designed to be a sunken pavilion filled with natural light, standing at 5.5 metres level height. When you walk in and out of this room there is light everywhere, and outside you see a vibrant garden. It is also multi-functional, transforming into a gallery, private cinema, or tea room based on your desires. It is in this sunken pavilion that the Chinese American fashion designer Han Feng opens her Shanghai Art Space.
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