White Cloud Mountain is a mountain near Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province in China officially part of the Baiyunshan Resort. It is one of the most famous mountains among all mountains in the south of Guangdong province. The name of the mountain derives from the view of peaks shrouded by white clouds in late spring or when the sky clears after rain.
The whole White Cloud Mountain attraction can be divided into seven sightseeing districts, which are Mingzhu Tower, Moxing Ridge/Summit, Santai Ridge, Mingchun Valley, Fei’e Ridge and Luhu Lake. Visitors not only can enjoy the beautiful natural views but also participate in all kinds of entertainments such as bungee, grass skating and slideway.
The White Cloud Mountain is a deposit of cultures and times. Dating back to New Stone Age, the mountain was a site for primitives lived in Huangpo Cave. From the past to present, many poet and writers have visited White Cloud Mountain and impressed by the beautiful natural view. They eulogize the mountain by poems and paintings then left numbers great works to us.
The White Cloud Mountain has abundant natural resources. There are 876 species of plants and five of those valuable and rare plants. With the fresh air provided for Guangzhou citizens every day, White Cloud Mountain is regarded as the “Lung of the City”. Therefore, it is a wonderful destination for visitors to get away from crowds and get some fresh air.
It is possible for visitors to visit White Cloud Mountain by Baiyun Cableway. It is the first bicable ropeway in the country, and has 80 cars seating 6 passengers each. The cable cars of Baiyun Cableway pass by such scenic spots such as the Cloudy Valley, Pu Valley, a barbecue zone, Nengren Temple and so on, and Goat City (Guangzhou) can be seen clearly from the summit.
Over the course of history, White Cloud Mountain have got the titles of “Top Beauty of Guangzhou” and “First Mountain of Lingnan”. In addition, it has been listed as one of the Eight Sights of Guangzhou. Therefore, visitors in Guangzhou should not miss this destination.