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Guangzhou Baiyun Mountain, the lung of Guangzhou

 
 
Guangzhou Baiyun Mountain (广州白云山) ranks first among the Eight New Sightseeing Spots in the Sheep City. It is a National AAAA level scenic area. Guangzhou Baiyun Mountain consists of  30-plus peaks spreading in a 21-square-kilometer area in northeastern Guangzhou. Elevated at 380 meters, Moxingling (摩星岭) is the main peak. Its peak commands a grand view of Guangzhou city and the Pearl River. Baiyun means White Clouds in Chinese, because the mountain's top will be circled by dense white clouds after rain or early springtime, beautiful scenery indeed. 
 
 
 
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There were many temples and old architectural complexes on the mountain, but as time goes by, most of them have been damaged and destroyed. After founding the People's Republic of China, Guangzhou government organized local people to plant trees in large scale, build 10 reservoirs, highways to the scenic area and to refit parks on the mountain. Nowadays, there are biggest gardens in China. Yuntai Garden, the biggest garden in Chinese classical garden style; Mingchun Valley, the largest bird living park in China; and the Sculpture Park, the largest of its kind in the country.
 
 
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 Guangzhou Baiyun Mountain, Guangzhou tours, China tours
 
 
 
 
Fee: RMB 5
Open: 6:00-17:00
Add: south of Mount Baiyun, Guangyuan Middle Road 
 
Yuntai Garden and Bird Spring Valley Park (Mingchun Valley) are charged at RMB10 each
Moxing Ridge (Star-Scraping Ridge) and Guangzhou Forest of Steles are charged at RMB5 each
Xinghai Garden RMB3

Cable Car: RMB 25 (upper) RMB 20 (lower)
Pulley: RMB 20
Time needed to explore: 3 to 4 hours

Get in
(1) Metro Line 3
: Get off at Meihuayuan Station. Walk for around 15min to the Plum Garden of White Cloud Mountain.

Bus 24, 240, 285, Tourism Bus Line 3 (Get off at Yuntai Garden Bus Station)
Bus 32, 46, 60, 127, 175, 179, 199, 223, 240, 241, 257, 298, 540, 543, 615, 841, 891get 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.

Luhu Park
Take bus 63 or 245 and get off at Luhu Station. Then walk about 30 minutes to the park.
 
 
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Author: Yoan  Posted on Oct 13, 2009
 
 
 
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