4 Days Exquisite Experiences in Shanghai
4 Days Exquisite
Experiences in Shanghai
An elation of how local cuisine and outstanding hospitality go hand in hand in Shanghai
WHY THIS TOUR?
Shanghai’s Nanxiang steamed stuffed buns are renowned in a metropolis where a multitude of culinary cultures are blended together. With a dough-wrapping so translucently thin it almost feels like you can touch the meat inside, these snacks provide a divine experience. This finger-sized food requires a special technique to eat: bite carefully, sip the soup and dip them in Zhenjiang vinegar. You may need to queue at highly-recommended venues such as Shanghai Guyiyuan or the Nanxiang Mantou restaurants but the wait is worth it just to sample Shanghai’s finest creation served in the heart of the steamed stuffed bun civilization.
Aman has clearly had a clear path in mind with bringing literally pieces of ancient history into the Shanghai region with the 2017 opening of Amanyangyun into one of the multi-cultural food hubs of China. With food choices of a local kind aplenty, we bring you the pinnacle of exquisite experiences deep into the heart of Shanghai’s food Valhalla.
Arrival Shanghai – Shanghai [-]
Guests will be warmly welcomed upon their arrival at Shanghai’s International Airport our own Asian Trails’ representative before guided to their air-conditioned vehicle. The comfortable ride from Hongqiao International Airport in Pudong to one of Aman’s sanctuary for the senses outside one of China’s largest metropolis will take approximately 40 minutes (approximately 20 kilometres, depending on traffic)
A new world has opened up outside Shanghai where the hustle and bustle of this frantic metropolis is left behind on arrival at the tranquil oasis of Amanyangyun. The residences are stunningly crafted remnants of the once mighty Ming and Qing dynasties and have been erected in a forest and lake setting on the city’s outskirts. The resort offers a serene atmosphere, intertwined with modern amenities including a spa and pool. Saved from destruction, the dwellings were reassembled, brick by ancient brick to create peaceful, refined spaces that have been finished with relaxing traditional interiors of wood, stone and bamboo.
Private check-in procedures from the Amanyangyun team is followed by an afternoon completely at leisure. Depending on your guests’ arrival flight, an oasis of peace flows through the whole resort, amplified by the spacious suites and knowing that guests are cared for from the moment of arrival until their last night in China.
Accommodation is offered at one of the sanctuary’s suites
Shanghai [B, D]
As morning traffic moves at a slow pace, far away from the smell of camphor forest, your slow-paced day arrives with that feeling of total seclusion and ample moments where your mind will drift away. The team assigned to welcome you at the daily ritual of serving breakfast is one that embodies what Amanyangyun stands for – a relaxing pace with quality assured. All this leads to a day where exquisite experiences will introduce a new meaning of culinary exploration.
From a small seaside fishing village to becoming China’s largest city, Shanghai has turned into the undisputed financial capital of the country. More than 20 million Chinese consider Shanghai their home, and this exciting, multicultural metropolis blends the modern and the traditional without any effort. Split into two parts by the meandering Yangtze River the city has maintained its importance in China for those seeking a slightly more cosmopolitan destination to explore. Temples still play an integral part for its citizens, often overshadowed by modern architecture and skyscrapers as far as the eye can see. Fast-paced, Shanghai still has some secrets that one simply cannot ignore.
There is hardly any better sojourn opportunity within the vicinity of Shanghai’s hustle and bustle. Officially opened in 2018, Aman’s philosophy of delivering space and privacy at the most captivating regions in the world has also found its way into the design of Amanyangyun. Cherishing this concept from the beginning until the end will be at your disposal the entire day before our exquisite experience in China’s largest metropolis becomes a reality.
It is recommendable to enjoy a light lunch, in avoiding not thoroughly enjoying local delicacies with all your senses.
To get the true taste of culinary authenticity, one has to venture away from the distinctive comfort of Amanyangyun’ peaceful surroundings. It is the excitement of diving deep into a food culture that brings friends together, binds the country in all wind directions, and gives visitors the introduction of what one may need when it comes to deliciousness on a local level. Your English speaking guide warmly welcomes you at the entrance of Amanyangyun as he/she slowly guides you through the thriving paradise for connoisseurs of distinction. A walking tour of around 4 hours meanders through Shanghai’s most ‘delectable’ quarters where you will be seated among the friendly locals, showing what the exact meaning of Chinese family-style food entails. Accompanied by your guide, you will enter four local eateries and taste no less than 12 authentic local dishes, eaten primarily by hand, all washed away at the end of the evening with a cold beer. And where else that ending this food festivity at a local pub where one hardly sees meets or mingles with foreign visitors and residents. The evening ends with a comfortable transfer back to your pristine sanctuary outside the city borders, where your bed is made up with plenty of exquisite experiences in your travel bag.
Overnight at your booked suite at the Amanyangyun
Birds chirping, the sound of silence and the odour of breakfast floats through the air as you and your travel companion enjoy the delicacies from the team of Amanyangyun. Deeply engulfed in the art of serving you a collection of western and Chinese delicacies, mornings at this Shanghai retreat for the senses are something truly mesmerising.
The day is all yours – whether you prefer to enter the realm of what Amanyangyun has to offer for pure relaxation after a day out and about seeking out the culinary secrets of Shanghai’s thriving street food scene. Or perhaps your desire for further exploration draws you back to the hustle and bustle of Shanghai. Optional tour options are at your disposal and cater to the needs of even the most discerned explorer.
Guests who are eager to stay among history are gladly guided through the guest experience team of Amanyangyun through a plethora of activities and wellness packages. Aside from having no less than five food and beverage outlets, ranging from its signature ‘Avra’ Italian dining experience to bringing the taste of authentic Chinese to the table in the form of ‘Lazhu’, inner wellness via culinary degustation may not be sufficient.
Redefining rejuvenation and relaxation Amanyangyun’ s courtyard offers ample opportunities to also work in alignment with the needs for seeking a moment of serenity through its presented leisure facilities. Its Spa is designed to bring balance to its guests, aligned with using ancient traditions and means to respect the healing power of China’s vast knowledge to nurture the inner soul.
Whatever you choose the feeling of time flies and time standing still, emphasizes the feeling of an exemplary sanctuary of the distinctive service levels of Aman and the amazing journey through the culinary delights with us.
Your final day at Amanyangyun, after perhaps a celebratory drink at the resort’s bar or deep into the heart of Shanghai’s 24/7 vibe marks the last night.
Shanghai – Shanghai Departure [B]
Matching breakfast with your scheduled departure time from Amanyangyun to our next destination will be something worth considering on the final day of this culinary package. Following the resort’s check-out times and conditions, the deluxe vehicle, accompanied by an Asian Trails representative, will be waiting for you at the resort to bring you in comfort back to Shanghai’s International Airport.