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Mount Baiyun (White Cloud Mountain)
Latest Updated by 2003-05-27 17:14:55

People like to use "pearl sea and while cloud" to describe Guangzhou's landscape. 7.5 kilometers north of Guangzhou's city proper, Mount Baiyun consists of more than 30 peaks and covers an area of 28 square kilometers. The main peak, Moxingling, also called 'No.1 peak in the South', is located in the middle of the Mount Baiyun, with a height of 382 meters. Mount Baiyun is actually a section of Dayulin. The mountain stands on the Pearl River Delta and was historically called 'No.1 Mountain in the Southern Yu'. The name of Baiyun (white clouds) bases on the poem 'white clouds float on the top of Mount Baiyun, and on the bottom as well'. 'Baiyun Songtao', one of Guangzhou's eight scenic spots refers to Mount Baiyun's pine waves caused by mountain wind. Mount Baiyun is historically a famous attraction of Guangzhou. Climbing up to the top of the mountain, you can over look the whole view of the city. Famous poets of different dynasties such as Sushi, Yang Wanli and Wang Shizhen, etc., once came to visit the place and wrote down poems for Mount Baiyun. The mountain is of a rectangular shape, with a south-to-north length of 7 kilometers and an east-to-west length of 4 kilometers. At an age of about 4,00 millions years old, Mount Baiyun is one of the oldest mountains in Guangdong province. Mount Baiyun is a natural garden and a tourist summer resort with development of over 1,000 years. It includes six tour areas: Minzhulou, Moxingling, Santailing, Mingchungu, Fei'eling and Luhu. Scenic spots include not only the existing Moxingling, Baiyunxiaowang, Baiyunwanwang, No.1 Peak in the South, Baiyun Songtao, Hilly Guesthouse, Songtao Courtyard, Pearl Pavilion, Luming Restaurant and Baiyun Celestial Hall, but also newly-added scenic spots in recent ten years, i.e. Baiyun Cableway, Mingchungu, Guangzhou Stele, Nengren Temple, Golf Course, Xinghai garden, Yuntai Garden, Sculpture Park and Baiyun Sliding Track, etc. Mount Baiyun was included in Guangdong's first list of provincial-level scenic resorts. A poem has depicted the beauty of Mount Baiyun. "Clouds can be seen in every famous mountain, only the white clouds (Baiyun) cover a whole spring-like year".

Editor: Liao Ming

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