We will be walking by Baiyun Mountain (known locally as White Clouds Mountain), which is located in north of Guangzhou city. It is named “the most beautiful place in the “Sheep City”, and it is also one of the first 4A Grade interest places in China. This mountain is clustered round by over 30 ridges, with and area of 28 square kilometers. The highest peak is Moxing Ridge, 382 meters above the sea. When the sun shines again after the rain, white clouds are twisting the peaks, the green mountain and refreshing water are enshrined in the boundless sea of clouds, hence came the name of Baiyun (white cloud) Mountain.
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