White Cloud Mountain, located about 17 kilometers north of Guangzhou, has been one of the most famous spots of natural beauty in Guangzhou. People always describe the natural beauty of Guangzhou as being composed of white cloud and pearl sea, the white cloud referring to White Cloud Mountain.
White Cloud Mountain is the ending range of Dayu Mountains in the south. It stands up over the flat area of the Pearl River Delta, called ‘the First Mountain of Southern Yue’ in history. Every time the sun shines after the rain, and through late spring, a wreath of airy clouds circles the mountains. This is how White Cloud Mountain has won its name. The mountain is of a rectangular shape, with a south-to-north length of 7 kilometers and an east-to-west length of 4 kilometers.
White Cloud Mountain consists of more than 30 peaks and covers an area of 28 square kilometers. The highest peak, Moxing Ridge stands in the center of the mountain, measuring 382 meters in height, also called ‘the First Peak under the Southern Sky’.
White Cloud Mountain has gorgeous scenery and abundant historical relics. ‘Wind Soughing in the Pines on Baiyun Mountain’, one of Guangzhou’s eight scenic spots, refers to the mountain’s pine waves caused by mountain wind.
White Cloud Mountain is a park with natural hills and waters, and an ideal sightseeing place and summer resort, with a development history of over 1,000 years. It has six areas, Bright Pearl Building Park, the San tailing Summit Park, the Bird Spring Valley Park (Mingchun Valley), the Santailing Park, the Luhu Park and the Fei’eling Park. Beside the existing scenes Moxing Ridge, Looking afar in the morning from Baiyun Mountain, Looking afar in the evening from Baiyun Mountain, the First Peak under the Southern Sky, Wind Soughing in the Pines and Songtao Villa, Mingzhu Tower, there have been added such scenic spots as Baiyun Cableway, Mingchun Valley – the largest birdcage in Asia, the Forest of Steles in Guangzhou, Nengren Temple, a golf course, Xinghai Garden, Yuntai Garden, the Sculpture Park and Baiyun Chute, etc.
Take Subway Line 3 and get off at Meihuayuan Station. Walk about 1,200 meters to the Plum Garden of White Cloud Mountain.
White Cloud Mountain South Gate (Yuntai Garden)
Take bus 24, 240, 285, Tourism Bus Line 3 and get off at Yuntai Garden Bus Station; or take bus 32, 46, 60, 127, 175, 179, 199, 223, 240, 241, 257, 298, 540, 543, 615, 841, 891 and get off at White Cloud Telpher (Baiyun Suodao) Station.
White Cloud Mountain West Gate
Take bus 36, 38, 76, 127, 223, 245, 265, 891 and get off at the West Gate (Baiyunshan Ximen) Station.
Take bus 63 or 245 and get off at Luhu Station. Then walk about 30 minutes to the park.
|Entrance Fee:||CNY 5|
|Attractions:||CNY 10: Yuntai Garden
CNY 10: Bird Spring Valley Park (Mingchun Valley)
CNY 5: Moxing Ridge (Star-Scraping Ridge)
CNY 5: Guangzhou Forest of Steles
CNY 3: Xinghai Garden
|Cable Car:||CNY 25 (upper)
CNY 20 (lower)
|Opening Hours:||06:00 to 17:00|
|Recommended Time for a Visit:||Half a day|