Guangzhou is identified as the third largest Chinese city and the largest city of the Guangdong province in South China. What’s more appealing than its land mass? It is here that you will find the White Cloud Mountain which is also known as the Baiyun Mountain. A total of thirty peaks constitutes this magnificent mountain range which takes up an astounding 28 square kilometres of the land. The mountain has been the subject of praise from time immemorial. Today, the mountain doesn’t stand in isolation, instead, a multitude of parks decorate the surrounding areas. An ideal base would be well placed serviced apartments, Guangzhou has to offer such as Ascott Guangzhou from where you can begin your travels to White Cloud Mountain and witness natural beauty at its best!
Clothed in rain-kissed clouds, the White Cloud Mountain is an astounding sight. It has been noted that clouds cling to the mountain range, much like a halo, immediately after rain. It is a joy to behold. The mountains and its immediate surroundings also provide the perfect refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Among the many parks you can visit in the vicinity is Yuntai Garden which is overflowing with flowers and trees. There are dozens more, but the sculpture park is also a ‘must-visit’ spot. If you are a bird-lover, you must also wander into the largest natural bird cage in China which is situated in Bird Spring Valley Park. The feathered beauties displayed here are as equally astounding as the peaks that loom over the city. If you also want to witness a lake that reflects the nature around it with the clarity of a mirror, you must visit the Luhu Park. Here you will find the famous Jinye Pond. If only you can plunge into such clear and calm waters!
Hiking up the White Cloud Mountain must be a priority if you hope to visit Guangzhou, however, the beauty of its surroundings must also be embraced.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.