Many people probably know the famous Buddhist temple – Lingyin Temple (灵隐寺). But not many know that there is an hidden village next to it. It is renewed and opened to public by Amanresorts, a hotel group founded by a Indonesia business man Adrian Zecha. The village is an incredible tranquil Buddhist valley – Amafanyun (阿曼法云) in Hangzhou, compared to the bustling world in China. Approximately one hour drive from my home, Jiaxing, it is a fantastic place for meditation during your weekend.
This place is magic, making you feel like time-traveling to ancient China hundreds of years ago.
The food was fresh and, I must say “elegant”, particularly at the Buddhist vegetarian restaurant (斋菜馆).