Summer is soon upon us. The first of the season’s heat waves are making themselves felt, while the residents of China’s cities are girding themselves for the arrival of this summer’s scorching heat.
Many are looking for an escape-the-heat trip to a place with cool mountain breezes, clear crystal water or refreshing greenery. Jin Jiang International Hotels recently launched the “Colorful Summer, Wonderful Jin Jiang” promotion, and, with it, a list of recommendations for a summer escape.
Hohhot: experience the beautiful grasslands in its best season
While sweltering heat is the norm for most of China in summer, the Inner Mongolia Grassland remains refreshingly cool. The sky is blue and the visitor is surrounded by green grass, fresh flowers and shady trees. Sheep chase each other across the open terrain while shepherds entertain their flocks with song.
It is easy to get to Hohhot, the capital of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, from anywhere in China. Have a day’s rest at Inner Mongolia Jin Jiang International Hotel on South Hulun Road before traveling on to the Hulunbuir Grassland. As the most breathtaking tourist destination in Inner Mongolia, the Hulunbuir Grassland ranked first in the list of the Most Beautiful Grasslands as compiled by Chinese National Geography. The best times to visit are in July and August, when the temperature ranges from 15 to 26 degrees Celsius and the surrounding white birch forest and wetlands add to the experience.
Relax and enjoy your summer vacation in Kunming with a biking or mountain climbing trip accompanied by cups of the local Pu’er tea
Last year, Kunming once again claimed the top spot on the list of the 2014 Best Chinese Summer Resorts for Tourists released by the Asia Pacific Environmental Protection Association (APEPA). The summers are generally very hot in most Chinese cities, with Nanjing and Wuhan usually topping the list, while it remains pleasantly cool in Kunming, where the temperature during the season averages a comfortable 20 degree Celsius.
In the city where the weather is spring-like all year round, people feel comfortable engaging in outdoor activities even in July and August, from taking in the breathtaking landscapes to tasting local delicacies. Tourists can choose from a wide selection of outdoor activities, including a bike ride around Dianchi Lake, hiking in the karst terrains of Shilin and Jiuxiang or, for those in good physical shape, climbing and camping on Laoying and Liangwang mountains.
Tourists are sure to forget their personal weight loss plans when they are busy tasting delicacies in this tourist destination well-known for its local specialties. Many restaurants across the city serve a wide range of specialty foods, from wild mushrooms, vegetables and fruits to a wide selection of local snacks, in particular the several dozen varieties of rice noodles, the most well-known local delicacy of Yunnan province. In addition, the province is where most tea trees common around the world originated from, as almost all the tea species worldwide stem from the province’s Pu’er tea production region. There’s nothing better than spending your leisure time drinking the highest quality blends of Pu’er tea at Kunming Jin Jiang Hotel on Beijing Road.
Qingdao: the place to enjoy delicious food accompanied by fine wine
The coastal city Qingdao at the southern end of the Shandong peninsula has long been noted for its popularity as a summer resort. The city, near mountains and rivers, has beautiful landscapes and a pleasant climate. The city’s downtown area is noted for its distinctive red tiles, green trees, and well-groomed beaches along a zigzagging coastline, making the locale an ideal place for a swim during summer holidays.
Every summer, Qingdao holds the highly anticipated Qingdao International Beer Festival, the largest beer event in Asia. Founded in 1991, the 25th Qingdao International Beer Festival will be held between August 16th and 31stthis year. The 16-day event will not only be a beerfest, but will also have local seafood specialties and other delicious snacks on offer. Qingdao abounds with sea cucumbers, scallops, abalones, conch, swimming crabs, Spanish mackerel, yellow croakers and Sauilla. Partaking of these specialties while sipping on one of the city’s locally brewed beers is an experience not to be missed. Join the highly popular beer festival and have a passionate and enjoyable summer holiday. After dinner, you can return to Guangye Jin Jiang Hotel on Xiazhuang Road or Duo Yuan Jin Jiang Hotel on Changjiang Middle Road for a restful night’s sleep, bringing the beautiful summer day to a pleasant conclusion.
This summer, whether you choose the beautiful grasslands of Hohhot, bike riding or mountain climbing with a thermos of Pu’er tea in your bag in Kunming, or the fun of the Qingdao International Beer Festival, you can join the any of the “Colorful Summer, Wonderful Jin Jiang” events hosted by Jin Jiang International Hotels. From today toSeptember 10th, guests booking a hotel room up to one day in advance at any of the 45 Jin Jiang hotels spread across 25 cities receive a 10 percent discount off the room rate, a summer-themed “mystery” gift, and a 12 percent discount off the cost of food and beverages. Jin Jiang International Hotels are there so you can plan your escape from the oppression of this year’s summer heat, turning the summer into a wonderful experience that you will not want to miss.
For more information, full terms and conditions, or to enter the ” Colorful Summer, Wonderful Jin Jiang ” promotion, please visit www.jinjianghotels.com