White Cloud Mountain (Baiyun Mountain)

From ancient times, White Cloud Mountain in Baiyun District has been one of the most famous spots of natural beauty in Guangzhou, and it's still known as the First Spectacular Scene of the city. 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, and its reputation as a marvelous spectacle of nature. The fierce differentiation of rocks, and the different ways in which erosion has affected them, has caused it a crisscross network of gullies. So its relative height is now about 100 meters (109 yards). The quiet and secluded environment of the valley has made it a haven of peace from the big city.

People always describe the natural beauty of Guangzhou as being composed of white cloud and pearl sea, the white cloud referring to the mountain, located about 17 kilometers (10 miles) north of the city. The total area of White Cloud Mountain is about 28 square kilometers (10 square miles), consisting of 30 peaks. Moxing Ridge (Star-Scraping Ridge), known as 'the first peak under the southern sky', is about 382 meters (417 yards) high. You can stand on the summit and look over the whole city and the beautiful Pearl River, the most famous river in Guangzhou.

Six Scenic Areas

This area is an ideal place for people to relax. It has six areas that are popular with visitors, 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.

Yuntai Garden in Santailing Park

Yuntai Garden, a bright pearl in the crown of White Cloud Mountain, is located in Santailing Park. Yuntai Garden is an enormous garden filled with all kinds of blooms and trees, which make Guangzhou, City of Flowers, worthy of the name.

Sculpture Park in Fei'eling Park

The Sculpture Park is located in Fei'eling, and covers an area of 46 hectares (113 acres). It was built according to the fashion of the times, which was to use modern languages in sculpture.

Bird Spring Valley Park

You will also find the biggest natural birdcage in China, perfect for enjoying all kinds of birds; Bird Spring Valley Park. Here you can stroll idly by the river and mountains, and mingle with the birds.

Luhu Park

Luhu Park is famous for Jinye Pond. The lake is so clear that the beautiful sights surrounding the lake are perfectly reflected in the water, like a brilliantly drawn picture.

Due to the recent rapid development of the city, the White Cloud Mountain is mostly surrounded by urban developments. A major beauty spot in a modern city with a population of 8,000,000 is really a most unusual occurrence. It is fairly known as a return to nature from the big city.

How to get to White Cloud Mountain

To White Cloud Mountain South Gate (Yuntai Garden):

1. Take bus 24, 285, B16, Tour Bus Line 1, or Peak Express Holiday Line 13 to Yuntai Huayuan Zongzhan;
2. Take bus 63 or 245 to Yuntai Huayuan (Yuntai Garden);
3. Take Sightseeing Bus Xiguan Style Line to Baiyunshan Fengjingqu (White Clous Mountain);
4. Take bus 32, 46, 60, 63, 127, 175, 179, 199, 210, 223, 241, 257, 285, 298, 540, 841, B16, B18, B18 Express or Guang 10 to Baiyuan Suodao station (Cable Car Station).

To White Cloud Mountain West Gate:

1. Take metro Line 2 to Xiaogang and walk east for 10 minutes to get there;
2. Take bus 38, 66, 76A, 76, 127, 223, 245, 265, 424, 529, 660, 664, 805, 864, B18, B18 Express, or Peak Express Line 79 to Guangwai station.

To Plum Garden of White Cloud Mountain:

Take metro Line 3 and get off at Meihuayuan Station. Walk northwest for about 15 minutes to the Garden.   
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Ticket Fare CNY5 for entrance, CNY4 from Oct. 1 to 7
CNY10: Yuntai Garden
CNY10: Bird Spring Valley Park (Mingchun Valley)
CNY5: Moxing Ridge (Star-Scraping Ridge)
CNY5: Guangzhou Forest of Steles
CNY5: Peach Blossom Brooklet
Children below 1.2 meters (3.9 feet) enjoy free entry.
Cable Car CNY 25 (ascending)
CNY 20 (descending)
Sightseeing Bus CNY 10 Summit Park - Nengren Temple;
Dangxiong Pavilion - Mingzhu House;
Nengren Temple - South Gate of Baiyun Mountain;
Summit Park - Moxing Ridge;
Summit Park - Dangxiong Pavilion.
Opening Hours 9:00 - 17:00
Pulley CNY30
Recommended Time for a Visit Half a day

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- Last modified on Nov. 19, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on White Cloud Mountain
Asked by Edward Ben Woo from UNITED STATES | Nov. 16, 2019 12:33Reply
Is there shuttle transportation to get to each scenic (main) areas inside Baiyun Mountain?
How much is it?
Answers (3)
Answered by Kathy from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 18, 2019 19:29

There are two bus lines you can choose. It costs CNY60. Shuttle bus can't get to each attraction and you might need to take cable car to some sites.
Answered by Edward ben Woo from USA | Nov. 19, 2019 10:36

So, the 2 bus lines can take me to some of the main attractions? From where to where can the 2 bus lines take me. Is this a one time day (60 RMB) cost for unlimited transportation to some of the main attractions?

Thank you
Answered by Liz from SINGAPORE | Nov. 19, 2019 19:01

Line a: South gate-Nengren Temple-Huangheshi Square
Line b: Huangheshi Square-Mingzhu Building
Line c: Mingzhu Building-West gate
Line d: Huangheshi Square-Moxingling
You can't take it with unlimited times.
Asked by Edward Woo from UNITED STATES | Nov. 08, 2019 22:50Reply
From Guangzhou Hakka Apartment Beijing Road to BaiYun West Gate Entrance?
I'm confused. Bing maps says the Baiyun West gate is near the corner of Baiyun S Ave and YunCheng Middle 1st Rd.

Bing maps tells me to use bus 66, Depart: Wen De Road Stop(文德路) to Arrive: Sports Stadium Stop(广州体育馆), and take a very short walk from there.

Or take metro line 2, Depart: Gong Yuan Qian Stop(公园前站) to Arrive: Bai Yun Wen Hua Square Stop(白云文化广场站), and take a short walk southeast to get to the West gate.

Your White Cloud Mountain (Baiyun Mountain) information says to get off at metro Xiaogang or bus 66, Guangwai station. I don't see the "Guangwai station" mentioned. I see a potential list of bus 66 stops like GZ Gymnasium - Bai Yun International Conference Center - Foreign Languages College (Bai Yun Hill West Gate) - Huang Shi East Road Crossing. Does the the Guangwai stop match any of these bus stops.

Hakka Apartment Beijing Road
Room 1407, No.238 Kim Yun Platinum Palace, Beijing Road, Yuexiu District, Yuexiu District -Beijing road / Haizhu Square, China, 510000

Thank you for any help
Answers (1)
Answered by Alex from USA | Nov. 11, 2019 18:48

Hi, "Guangwai" is Chinese pinyin, meaning Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. You can take bus 66 from Wende Road station to Guangwai station, then walk south around 500m to west gate of Baiyunshan. It takes 50 minutes with CNY2.
Asked by Man Ha from CANADA | Oct. 29, 2019 16:47Reply
How do I get to Baiyuan Suodao station (Cable Car Station) from Changshou subway station?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jennie from USA | Oct. 31, 2019 19:24

It is suggested to take taxi with around CNY30.
Asked by CXP from SINGAPORE | Sep. 29, 2019 06:52Reply
Guangzhou Baiyun Mountain Sight Seeing Bus Drop Off
Hi, does the sightseeing bus drop off and pick up at each scenic views? if yes, do we have to pay again when we get on the bus? or the sightseeing bus just takes you from the bottom to the top, no stopping at all?
Answers (1)
Answered by Martin from CANADA | Oct. 07, 2019 23:45

Yes, it is. You can buy the bus ticket at any of 10 stops it passes. It costs CNY30/24 hours and CNY50/48 hours.
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