Located in northeast of downtown Guangzhou, the Baiyun Mountain covers a total area of 20.98 square kilometers and is a national grade-AAAAA scenic area and the only national scenic area in Guangzhou. As a well-known mountain in south Guangdong province, the mountain has been given a title of “most beautiful mountain in Guangzhou” since ancient times. Its highest peak, Moxing Ridge, stands 382m above sea level.
Baiyun Mountain has been well-known long before. During the Warring States Period, many celebrities visited this mountain. In Jin Dynasty, the mountain presented a lot of attractive landscapes. In Tang Dynasty, it was a famous scenic spot. Several scenes of Baiyun Mountain have been put on the listing of “Eight Famous Scenic Attractions of Guangzhou” since Song Dynasty. Guangzhou people always like going to this mountain for sightseeing. Many celebrities in history and at the present time once visited it.
Since the reform and opening up policy was carried out, some new fascinating scenic spots, e.g. Mingchun Valley, Guangzhou Forest of Steles, Nengren Temple, Yuntai Garden, Sculpture Park, and Peach Blossom Ravine, etc., have been put up. They shape up a colorful gallery of landscapes along with previous Moxing Ridge, Cloud of Dust, and No. 1 Peak in Guangzhou, etc. All of them are optimal destinations of tourists who go to Guangzhou.