Nestled among emerald tea plantations and spiritual Buddhist temples, just moments from a World Heritage site rests a peaceful Aman resort on the grounds of an ancient Chinese village.

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A former tea-planting village with roots in the Tang Dynasty, Amanfayun has preserved its traditional village essence. Aged cobbled paths connect 47 original dwellings, dating back a century. A gentle stream, decorated with ancient Buddhist carvings, runs through the village, and at its heart stands a 200-year-old house, now a space for daily cultural activities.

“In the design of Amanfayun, Jaya Ibrahim dedicated himself to preserving as much of the original village as possible, allowing guests the opportunity to share in the ancient wonder of a genuine village experience.”

Clint Nagata

Founder and Creative Partner
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To preserve the heritage and story of the site, Jaya Ibrahim used existing floor plans as the footprint for the hotel’s facilities. The décor retains original details wherever possible and reveres the historical origins of the ancient Chinese village. The contemporary furniture, fabric and window treatments work in harmony with the culture and ambience of this special place. 

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Hangzhou, China


Interior Design

No. of Keys

46 suites