There are a couple of hotels in the Tengger Desert in China. Apparently this area was on the old Silk Road, and a critical stop. In this area, the Yellow River cuts through the desert. And China has made these very cool resorts for star gazing and just desert playing.
Probably not the right time now to talk of heat, but it is cool as hell. It is primarily sold as the best place to stargaze. But they also have zip lines over the Yellow River, sand skiing, goat-skinned boat floating on the Yellow River, cool pools and more.
Here are some amazing pictures of the resort.
|This is the nearby Moon resort at Moon Lake
|Camel rides from the resort to the river
|Zip Line over the Yellow River