Baiyun Mountain
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Douglas M
Guangzhou, China2,774 contributions
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Jun 2024 • Couples
This is the preamble for a trip my wife and I made to MoXing Summit (TA reviewed). It’s how we got from the main gate of BaiYun Shan to the Moutaintop Square bus terminus.

Note: You can get the cable car up to Mountaintop Square. In this case, go to Yuntain Garden entrance and follow the signs. A bit more expensive than the bus but well worth it for the views.

We took a taxi to the main gate of BaiYun Shan. There’s a ticket office there to get entrance tickets and for all the park’s buses.

Note: Have your passport or at least a photo of the details on your phone. Over 60 and you sometimes get half-price, while 65 and over is sometimes free.

The bus terminus from the main entrance is about 80 metres up the hill on the right. All buses go to Mountaintop Square. There are toilets at the terminus.

Aside: We’ve got annual tickets, so no need to buy entrance tickets. All we do is present our ugly mugs to the facial recognition system at the gate and in we go.
Rather than faff around with bus tickets at the office my wife bought them from the bus driver using her phone.

Note: cash is now so yesterday, and don’t expect credit or debit cards to be accepted. It’s either Alipay or WeChat pay.

At Mountaintop we had to revert to the usual paper tickets. The 20 minutes ride to Mountaintop was ¥20 each.

The weather was rather damp and cloudy, there weren’t many passengers, so I got to ride as a tail-gunner on the bus. Here you get a lot better view of the passing scenery.

There were a few hardy souls trekking up the road, but I resisted the temptation to wave at them as I’ve learned never to tempt fate!

The day’s adventure continues on the MoXing Summit Baiyun Mountain attraction review.
Written 9 June 2024
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Your Travel Buddy SG
Singapore, Singapore31,927 contributions
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Mar 2024 • Family
A small mountain located in Guangzhou. Visitors can choose to pay for the cable car ride up the mountain or simply, walk and climb which I seen may people doing it. Of course, a cable ride is much more easier. On top of the mountain, one can enjoy a birds eye view of Guangzhou city. It was picturesque and therefore, can take some really cool and nice pictures.
Written 23 April 2024
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Greg Stevens
Sydney, Australia2,332 contributions
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Jan 2024 • Couples
We spent New Year’s Day at Baiyun Mountain (which means White Cloud Mountain as it’s wreathed by cloud).

Awesome cable car ride with stunning views, we could have walked!, then a further 2.5 kilometre walk up to the Moxing Summit, the highest peak!

At Moxing Summit peak, sign pointing to the direction of and distance of 1,900 kilometres to Beijing

The view of Guangzhou city was hazy but sunset was still cool!
Written 12 January 2024
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Douglas M
Guangzhou, China2,774 contributions
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Dec 2023 • Couples
November and December are flower show months in Guangdong. We’ve already been to Xiaolan Town of Zhongshan’s (TA reviewed) and Guangzhou Cultural Park’s (TA reviewed) and now it was our local BaiYun Mountain or BaiYun Shan as it’s known to the locals, to present its flower show. The show finishes on 18th December.

We climbed on a bus and swiped our travel cards to deduct the ¥2 for the four-stop ride to the west gate of the park.

Note: Bus fares are a flat ¥2, you can pay cash (no change) or use a travel card (bus, metro and tram) or even use your phone. I’ve used the Alipay app which covers most public travel in China.

We were soon at west gate, there’s a sign indicating the 2023 Guangzhou Indian Azalea Show (my translation). However, the show is advertised as the Guangzhou 2023 Bougainvillea Flower Show. Not surprising as anything Indian wouldn’t get many visitors. By the way, azaleas and bougainvillea are different plants but both are very colourful.

Anyway, we showed our ugly mugs to the facial recognition system and were in the park. The security chap was rather flummoxed by a foreign devil using the facial recognition system, rather than having a ticket.

Note: There is a ticket office near the entrance arch. It’s only a few Yuan to enter. We’ve got annual tickets and are on the facial recognition system. I’m so old I get free entry!

We strolled up the hill, stopping for coffee and tea after about 500 metres at the little café, which also does scrumptious pastries.

We fed a few cats on the way. We wandered around the Tea Garden and admired the flower displays there. Then it was more walking up the hill to the lake on which boats full of flowers were floating and nearby was the centrepiece of two giant squirrels.
If you’re lucky you may glimpse real squirrels in the trees. We’ve seen a few, and at one time a snake of which the locals were terrified.

We resisted the Dim Sum in the ZhouCun restaurant (TA reviewed under its old name of SongFengXuan). We eat dinner there usually one a week.

Then it was a much easier stroll back down the other side of the hill to see the bamboo pond.

Luckily, there was a No. 1 bus at the bus stand, so we were soon back at our bothy.
Written 8 December 2023
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amy l
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Oct 2023 • Friends
Baiyun mountain is a place you can enjoy the peace when you travel at this modern city, you can come by yourself or with your friend, as a foreigner, here also have the English brochure. the entrance fee is 5
Written 19 October 2023
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Douglas M
Guangzhou, China2,774 contributions
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Mar 2023
It’s nearly a year since my last review of BaiYunShan, as the locals call the whole area.

My last review of the park was about our perambulation from the west gate entrance. This review is about a trip beginning at main entrance next to Yuntai Garden (TA reviewed Feb 2021) and ending at the west gate. We’re far too old and decrepit to walk the whole way, so we took the cable car up the mountain, then walked to the ZhouCun restaurant for dinner, after a nice dinner we took the restaurant’s electric cart to the west gate.

Over the last few months, we’ve been many times to the main entrance to take the electric bus up to the little pond at the Nengren Temple (TA reviewed) to feed our turtles Mo, Brick and Lazarus as well as the other turtles and fish. Unfortunately, a month or so ago the pond was fenced off and drained to build something and all the turtles and fish have been moved. To where, nobody knows! Hopefully to the big pond within the temple, so it’s farewell and good luck to all of them.

This time, SWMBO suggested we take the cable car rather than the bus. The cable car costs ¥25 up and ¥20 down, the up ride also included entrance to the park. No reduction even though we already have annual entrance, but children and ‘old soldiers’ etc. get a discount.

Then it was a walk to the cable car, there are toilets available for those who are so excited by the prospect of the ride, and for those for whom the ride down was too thrilling. There’s a baggage security check just in case someone decides to hijack a gondola

The gondolas don’t stop to let you on, but they don’t move very fast, so you just step on and sit down, eventually the door automatically closes and off you all go up the mountain.

The ride takes about 10 minutes, and you get spectacular views of the city and park albeit through the grime of the gondola’s windows. SWMBO wasn’t happy about me squirming about the get photos as she was sure the slight rocking of the gondola would result in us plunging into trees below

At the top SWMBO was glad to get her feet back on terra firma, a case of the more, firmer the less terror!

After fortifying herself with a bowl of tofu from the snack bar SWMBO was ready for the 7.4 kilometer walk to the west gate. She was a little disappointed when I reminded her that the ZhouCun restaurant was about 3 kilometers from the west gate, so our walk would be well under 5 kilometers.

So off we set, on what turned out to be a very nice walk with some lovely views of the city. There’s building work underway on what appears to be a new scenic spot viewing. We found a restaurant for a future dinner, SWMBO reckoned it can be accessed from the other side of the mountain. There were lots of people walking in both directions just reaffirming you’re never alone in China and there’s no shortage of young people.

There are plenty of places to sit and admire the view and enjoy the mountain air. Of course, we fed a couple of cats with biscuits from my man-bag.
All the time SWMBO was enquiring if we were on the right road. Of course, we are I assured her with crossed fingers. However, not until we came to the Plum Blossom Valley, a nice little park within a park, that we’d visited before was she reassured. Too late for the blossom.

We took a few minutes to admire the colourful exhibits for the Guangzhou Garden Expo 2023, an event of which I’m looking forward to taking some photos, as the colours in the sun should be vivid.

Then it was only a few minutes’ walk to ZhouCun and sitting outside for a dinner of pork and egg zhou, beef with noodles, and green aubergine (egg plant) and green beans. A bottle of beer for me, and a pot of tea for SWMBO. Say £20.

Then we took the restaurant’s free little electric bus down the hill to the west gate, and finally a cab home.

A tiring day that SWMBO wants to do again, but taking the bus rather than the cable car up the mountain, and dinner at the newly found restaurant.
Written 25 March 2023
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Douglas M
Guangzhou, China2,774 contributions
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Jul 2022
At least twice a week SWMBO and I take the short bus ride to the West Gate of BaiYun Mountain which is next to GDUFS (Guangdong University of Foreign Studies).

Once in the park, we walk up the ‘mountain’ via the new Tea Garden ( a nice place to rest weary legs) to the ZhouCun restaurant (TA reviewed under its old name of SongFengXuan and still patronized by us once a week) and then swing left and walk down through the trees via the bamboo forest, bamboo pond and leave the park by the little used gate next to the bus terminus opposite the GDFUS Affiliated Middle School where we get a No. 1 bus Back home. It’s a good three-hour walk and takes us around the Huanpodong Reservoir.

I first reviewed this part of the park in March 2017, and much has changed including the addition of the Tea garden and 'new garden.

Note: the locals call the park BaiYunShan, which translates to White Cloud Mountain, but calling it a mountain is a stretch of the imagination.

Now that we are into summer with daily temperatures hovering around 35C, this three-hour walk is a bit on the tough side for us two oldies. Luckily at the beginning of this month the road that runs along the embankment of the reservoir has reopened after a year’s closure due to work on the reservoir and its surroundings. This halves the time of our walk.

So, on this week’s walk we were some of the first to walk the ‘new’ road, in fact the tarmac was still rather sticky as the sun beat down on it. It looks very nice but now there is nowhere to sit and enjoy the cool breeze off the Huanpodong reservoir and the antics of the anglers and swimmers which are now ‘forbidden’. However, I’m sure they’ll soon return but I’m not too sure about where we can to sit.

At the end of the road, we turned left and walked down the hill and through the bamboo forest and past the bamboo pond. There are numerous little paths to follow through the forest if you feel adventurous.

Then we passed through the new arch and into the new garden which has a stream fed from the reservoir running through it. I say ‘new garden’ but it’s been there for a couple of years after being transformed from a derelict site. Here I always loiter on the little bridge and feed the fish while SWMBO check her social media as are plenty of stone seat for those so inclined.

Then it was a short walk via the little gate to the bus terminal, and the No.1 bus back home.
Written 16 July 2022
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Edna
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Jun 2022 • Solo
There are fumes that cover the whole city. Haze like pollution means you can not enjoy the views as you can hardly see anything.
Written 1 July 2022
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Stephen C
Singapore, Singapore1,125 contributions
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Feb 2022 • Friends
This place is not too far away from downturn, about 30 minutes by car.

It's a good place to visit for a hike. They have different trails. At the top, you can get a good view of the Guangzhou city.

Some call this place the lung of GZ, where you can get good fresh air.
Written 27 February 2022
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Kevin
Shenzhen, China3 contributions
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Oct 2021 • Friends
Totally review
Baiyun Mountain(白云山) is the landmark of Guangzhou. It is very suitable for family trip. In here you can see all city sceneries. The air is fresh so many people come here for exercise. I and my friend went up by cable car(25RMB including park ticket). After spending 2 hours to get the top of the mountain, we went down on foot. After spending couple hours with visiting scenic spot, we finally went down. Some disappointments are 1.scenic spots are scattered over the road so they taken us a long way to get it. 2. Some spots need extra tickets. Although tickets are not expensive, I still feel uncomfortable.
Written 26 October 2021
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