China
Central and Eastern Asia

Amanfayun lies hidden in a valley to the west of West Lake. In the spirit of a traditional Chinese village, Amanfayun is a place to explore; a place of stone pathways leading to shaded courtyards, quaint restaurants and peaceful abodes.

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Carolina Cruz

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A 20-minute drive from the centre of Hangzhou takes one along densely wooded bamboo and tree-lined avenues, past the botanical gardens and inner waterways of West Lake, to the temples and village of Tianzhu. The resort lies just beyond Tianzhu, below North Peak and adjacent to Lingyin and Yongfu Temples.

Situated on 14 hectares to the west of West Lake, a Unesco World Heritage Site on the outskirts of Hangzhou, the resort is comprised of 47 dwellings surrounded by tea fields, natural forests and lush groves of bamboo.

Amanfayun is the ideal location from which to explore the region’s ancient Buddhist temples, botanical gardens, vast wetland areas, countless pagodas and Hangzhou’s famous silk and shopping streets. The resort features the original village layout, with a 600-metre main thoroughfare, the Fayun Pathway.

Key points:

  • Location: Amanfayun is approximately a 50-minute drive north of Hangzhou Airport.
  • Accommodation: 42 rooms, suites and villas.
  • Activities: Visits to the lake and gardens, temple trails, tea museum, shopping and spa.
  • Cuisine: We highly recommend you to taste the delicious dumplings in the Steam House.
  • Best season: From September to June.
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