With the heat of summer well into its stride, many people think there are few options but to retreat into an air-conditioned space, grab something cold to drink and wait until the milder evening temperatures arrive.
However, those living in or visiting Gansu province in Northwest China, can think again.
No 1 Guanshan Prairies
Blue skies, soft green grass, cows and sheep grazing in endless fields, what’s not to like?
Apart from the wonderful scenery, visitors can enjoy horse riding, roasting fresh lamb, and experience traditional Mongol culture by camping in yurts.