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A tranquil retreat close to the ancient treasures of Leshan, China

Unique Qualities

  • Private meditation arbour set among gardens
  • Peaceful teahouse hosting traditional Chinese tea ceremonies
  • Gourmet vegetarian restaurant inspired by Buddhist principles

The hotel in detail

Ayard of Ch’an feels like a world apart, where you can leave behind the hustle and bustle of the city and take things slow. In tune with its historic surroundings, this boutique hotel pairs traditional Chinese architecture with contemporary styling. It’s all set within a serene garden that invites you to pause and take in the calming sounds of nature.

Relaxation goes to the core of Ayard of Ch’an. Rooms are set in private courtyards named for the Zen Buddhist principles of Xing Shen, meaning practice, and Jing Lv – peace of mind. Following the paths through the garden will lead you to a private meditation arbour, surrounded by pine trees. Seek out the teahouse to sample authentic green tea, prepared in time-honoured style. Then take a seat in the restaurant to savour vegetarian cuisine made from fresh, local produce.

With its natural setting and Zen atmosphere, Ayard of Ch’an leaves you perfectly prepared to explore the ancient sites of Leshan. Just a short walk away you’ll find one of China’s most cherished Buddhist sites: the awe inspiring Grand Buddha. This huge statue, carved into the cliff over 1,000 years ago, is the largest stone Buddha in the world. Also within easy reach are the elegant Stone Arch Bridge and Mount Lingyun – a sacred mountain home to hundreds of temples.

  • 47 rooms
  • 1 restaurant
  • 3 floors

Hotel type:

Country house


The rooms


Things to enjoy

Key Features

Air conditioning


Car parking

Wi-Fi in room

24 hour room service

Check in
  • 02:00 PM
Check out
  • 11:00 AM
Hotel Facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Business centre
  • Free parking
  • Internet access
  • Lounge
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Outdoor parking
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in rooms
Room Facilities
  • Air conditioning in room
  • Bathrobe
  • Clothes press
  • Desk
  • Full size mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access in room
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Tea or coffee facilities
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Wi-Fi in room
  • 24 hour room service
  • Business services
  • Laundry service
  • Room service
  • Jogging track
  • Fishing 0.3 Km



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