Cool destinations outside GD to avoid summer heat

People's passion for interprovincial travel resumed after the Ministry of Culture and Tourism approved cross-province tourism for low risk provinces and regions on July 14. Want to escape the hot and humid weather in Guangzhou? Silk Road Post provides some cool destinations outside the province for you to avoid summer heat.


The average summer temperature of Linzhi city in southeast Tibet Autonomous Region is 10℃ to 21℃, making it a popular summer resort for Guangdong tourists in recent years. Its sandbars, farmland, pastures and villages are perfect for those who love carefree pastoral scenery. The Basum Lake Scenic Area is certified as a 5A level tourism attraction (the highest ranking for China's tourism sites) by the China National Tourism Administration. Visitors can enjoy natural scenery such as the stunning highland lake, snow-capped peaks, and waterfalls, as well as taste wild fungi like tricholoma matsutake, buttered tea, and fresh fish from Niyang River.

Travel tips: Direct flight to Linzhi from Guangzhou and Zhuhai cities are available.

Inner Mongolia

The average temperature of Hulun Buir grassland in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in summer is about 20℃, which is very suitable for people seeking to escape summer heat. Tourists usually visit vast grasslands, wild flower seas, and wetlands, and observe flocks of cattle, sheep, horses and hundreds of kinds of birds.

Travel tips: Direct flight to Hulun Buir from Guangzhou is available.

Qinghai province

Xining, the provincial capital of Qinghai, is also called Summer Resort Capital of China, with an average temperature of 10℃ to 19℃ even in the hottest days of July. The nearby Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland saltwater lake, is also very cool due to its high altitude. Late July is the best time to visit the lake, since all canola flowers are in full blossom, displaying a magnificent golden-yellow color coupled with the dramatic, ever-changing sky and a sacred blue lake.

Travel tips: Direct flight to Xining from Guangzhou is available. Local car renting offers great convenience.

Zhejiang province

Known for its crystal-clear waters and picturesque scenery, Qiandao Lake is 170 kilometers from downtown Hangzhou, occupying 580 square kilometers with more than 1,000 islands covered with lush vegetation. It is the largest artificial lake in China and was named a top-rated national scenic spot in 2001. Rafting spots located around the lake should not be missed in summer, as you will be rewarded with a fun and exciting experience.

Travel tips: Take a direct flight to Hangzhou from Guangzhou, then take high speed railway from Hangzhou to Qiandao Lake.

Source: Silk Road Post

Author: Annie