White Cloud Mountain (Baiyun Mountain)

From ancient times, White Cloud Mountain 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 Aug. 08, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on White Cloud Mountain
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.
Asked by My from 🇺🇸 | Sep. 15, 2019 09:27Reply
Which part of the White Cloud Mountain has the best view?
What is the easiest way to get there from the airport?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jessica from USA | Sep. 18, 2019 19:24

You can climb Moxing hill in the scenic area to overlook the whole scenery. You can take metro line 3 from T1 to Yongtai station (Exit B1), and walk south around 700m to your destination. It takes around 40 minutes with CNY6.
Asked by Ken from SINGAPORE | Aug. 06, 2019 01:55Reply
What is the best time to visit Guangzhou Baiyun Mountain in Sept ?
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Answered by Berg from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 08, 2019 20:34

It is suitable for visit at any time in a day. Some people go to there early to watch sunrise and someone would like a night travel in the evening.
Asked by Mich from MALAYSIA | Jun. 29, 2019 00:52Reply
Is there concirge to keep our luggages as we will be coming direct from Guangzhou airport
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Answered by Garry from USA | Jul. 01, 2019 01:06

Do you mean is there a place to keep your luggage in the mountain area? Maybe you can keep your luggage in the shops at the foot of mountain because some shops might provide this service.
Asked by Elisabeth from CANADA | Jun. 25, 2019 09:02Reply
Is Guangzhou White Cloud Mountain open to foreigners now?
We're from Canada and planning our trip itinerary. I don't want to arrive at the mountain and be turned back
Answers (1)
Answered by Lisa from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 26, 2019 00:50

Of course it is.
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