Báiyún Mountain

Mountain in Guangzhou

Báiyún ('White Cloud'), a cluster of scenic peaks in the northern suburbs of Guǎngzhōu, is the closest natural escape from the city. Star Touching Peak (摩星岭; Móxīng Lǐng), at 382m, is the highest point, accessible by steep steps or a cable car. Avoid weekends if you can, when the crowds tend to spoil the serenity.