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Opulent retreat in an ancient town

Perched on a hillside above Lijiang's Old Town, the new Aman resort in China is designed in the traditional style of the area's indigenous Nakhi people.
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 05:50
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The Amandayan resort is surrounded by stunning scenery including The Black Dragon Lake. The Old Town of Lijiang (above) has been designated a Unesco World Heritage Site.
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(Above) one of the 35 suites at the Amandayan.
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The Amandayan resort is surrounded by stunning scenery including The Black Dragon Lake.

THE Old Town of Lijiang is a Unesco World Heritage Site, thanks to its ancient jumble of 354 bridges and numerous waterways and winding lanes. This is where you can still get a slice of life as it was in China hundreds of years ago, as the pace of life - at least within the Old Town - hasn't