White Cloud Mountain (Baiyunshan) National Forest Park

The White Cloud Mountain (Baiyunshan) National Forest Park was established in September, 1992. Located in southern Song County, Luoyang, the hinterland of the Funiu Mountain Ridge, it occupies a total area of 168 sq kilometers (64.9 sq miles). It invites visitors to refresh themselves in its natural beauty.

Primitive Forest

With 98.5 percent of its area in forest, this park is in the transition area between warm-temperate zone and subtropical zone. The vegetation of both northern and southern China coexists in it. Within the White Cloud Mountain National Forest Park, there are 204 types of animals, 1991 types of plants, and 3,000 types of insects. For instance, there is ancient and rare foliage: cercidiphyllum and the alpine rhododendron, as well as some precious animals: giant salamander, leopard and golden eagle. This is an excellent place to appreciate the primitive beauty of nature. The Water-curtain Cave, the Folded (Zhedie) Waterfall and the Fairy Pool are located here. The landscape is beautiful beyond description.

White Cloud Peak

At 2,150 meters (7,054 feet) above the sea level, White Cloud Peak is one of the main peaks of the Funiu Mountain Ridge. The clouds crowd around it perennially making it like a fairyland on earth. There are folk ballads and proverbs saying that the peak can indicate weather changes by the position of the clouds around the peak. Dazzling and fascinating, the peak is a perfect location for mountain climbers to seek novelty.

Yuhuangding Peak

This is the highest peak of the Funiushan Mountain Ridge and considered to be the highest point of Central China with an altitude of 2,216 meters (7,270 feet). In shape of a crown, the peak seems to thrust into the heavens. From the summit, visitors can get a superb panorama of the vertical distribution of the vegetation and watch bewitching sunrises and the cloud sea.

Little Huangshan Mountain

Little Huangshan Mountain is so named because it brings to mind the famous Mt. Huangshan in Anhui Province, which is famous for its strange rocks. The beauty and strangeness of Little Huangshan Mountain is charming. Various rock formations have been given fancy names such as An Immortal Gazing at the Sea, Couple Stones and Birds' Nest Stone.

Jiulong Waterfall Scenic Area

These waterfalls are formed by the Baihe River which originates on Yuhuangding Peak. With a ceaseless, abundant water supply, it dashes downwards and scours out scattered waterfalls and deep pools. The Jiulong waterfall, Qinglong Waterfall, and the Heilong Pool are some of the appealing sights in this area. In addition, there is an 814-foot-high bungee here which is considered to be the highest bungee in Asia and offers visitors a good chance to challenge their nerve.

The average temperature of the park in summer is less than 18 degrees centigrade (64.4°F), while the highest is less than 26 degrees centigrade (78.8°F). It is a magnificent summer resort, but blooming flowers in spring, clear waters and seas of cloud in summer, crimson leaves in autumn and majestic white-clad mountains in winter make the White Cloud Mountain National Forest Park an all-year-round Chinese resort.

How to get to White Cloud Mountain National Forest Park

Take regular bus from Luoyang Bus Station close to Luoyang Railway Station. It departs at 07:30 and 13:30. Bus fare is CNY 44.

Entrance Fee CNY 75
Opening Hours All day but the ticket time is 8:00 - 17:00. 
- Last modified on Jul. 22, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on White Cloud Mountain (Baiyunshan) National Forest Park
Asked by chaejy from SINGAPORE | Jul. 20, 2018 01:31Reply
is it possible to sightsee/climb Baiyun Mt in a day and return to Luoyang city?
We have booked a hostel in Luoyang City but not sure if there are any hostels around the base of Baiyun Mt.

Hope someone can advise. Many thanks!
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Answered by Danna from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 22, 2018 19:12

Yes, if you start off in an early morning but it will be a little tired.
Asked by Mathias from INDIA | Jun. 03, 2017 03:51Reply
What's the entry fee to Baiyun Mountain and are there buses available to get back to Railway station
If available, when is the last bus ?
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Answered by Marie from CANADA | Jun. 08, 2017 03:32

The entrance fee is CNY80/person. I’m so sorry that I cannot find the exact timetable of the return bus. You can consult the staff in the scenic spot when you arrive there or dial the service line 0379-66590158.
Asked by Ronald from SWITZERLAND | Mar. 31, 2017 04:01Reply
I like to visit Baiyunshan Mounatin Forest from Luoyang.
I read all kinds of information. I would like to know if buses go frequently and how long it takes by bus? or is a private taxi a better option?
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Answered by Jack from USA | Apr. 05, 2017 02:25

You can take the shuttle bus at Luoyang Passenger Terminal. There are only two buses leaving for the scenic spot, which depart at 07:30 and 13:30. The ticket fare is CNY44/person. The entire trip will take 3-4 hours.
It‘s about 90 miles (150 kilometers) from Luoyang City to the scenic area. As a result, it could be a little expensive to take a private taxi.
Asked by ASHATAN1903 | Dec. 07, 2016 08:33Reply
White Cloud Mountain Bungee
There is an 814-foot-high bungee here which is considered to be the highest bungee in Asia and offers visitors a good chance to challenge their nerve. How much does the Bungee cost?
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Answered by Amy from USA | Dec. 08, 2016 00:14

As I know, the bungee has been closed since 2012. Sorry for that!
Answered by Natasha from SOUTH AFRICA | Dec. 09, 2016 02:44

That‘s disappointing. However, thank you for the response.
Asked by Jarom from USA | Apr. 25, 2015 06:58Reply
Foreigners are NOT allowed into baiyunshan?
We made the whole trip there from Luoyang, and when we arrived at the gate, they wouldn't let us in.
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Answered by Cathy from ITALY | Apr. 25, 2015 22:36

So far, I haven't heard the report that the scenic area is closed to foreign visitors. Probably you arrived too late when the attration is to close, didn't you?
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