Guangzhou White Cloud Mountain (Baiyun Mountain) lies in the northern outskirts of the city. The mountain range is about 7.5 kilometers (4.7 miles) north of Guangzhou and is made up of 30 odd peaks, with an area of 28 square meters (33.5 square yards). The Mountain was called White Cloud because of the forming of a white cloud over its range. Its highest peak is Moxing Peak standing in the center of the mountain, 380 meters (1,246.7 feet) above sea level. It is also called ‘the First Peak under the Southern Sky’.
The name of the mountain derives from the view of peaks shrouded by white clouds in late Spring or when the sky clears after rain. Baiyun Mountain has been a scenic spot since ancient times. The fame of the mountain dates back before the city of Guangzhou was established, when it was occasionally visited by celebrities of as early as the Warring States Period (476 BC–221 BC). It had become known for its beauty in Jin Dynasty (265–420) and reputed as a tourist attraction in Tang Dynasty (618–897).
The Yuntai Garden, located snugly at the southern foot of the Baiyun Mountain, is China’s largest landscaped garden with ornamental exotic flowers and plants. The garden regularly presents various thematic flower shows, attracting a steady stream of visitors. Since its opening, the garden has played host to several party and state leaders, as well as mayors of Guangzhou’s sister cities. It enjoys a prestigious reputation in China and abroad.
Mount Kailash is a peak in the Kailas Range (Gangdisê Mountains), which are part of the Transhimalaya in Tibet. It lies near the source of some of the longest rivers in Asia: the Indus River, the Sutlej River (a major tributary of the Indus River), the Brahmaputra River, and the Karnali River (a tributary of the Ganges River). It is considered a sacred place in four religions: B?n, Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. The mountain lies near Lake Manasarowar and Lake Rakshastal in Tibet.
The roof of the world’s most prestigious mountain Gangrenboqi stands Champlain County in Tibet’s Ngari area, stretching in the triple border of China, India, Nepal, known as “Ali summit” Fitch said. Kangrinboqe big mountains of the main peak of Mount Kailash, surrounded by 72 kilometers a week, the peak shape of the pyramid (Tibetan like “stone-handle”), the walls are very symmetrical. Can be seen from the south looked it famous logo: the huge ice slot down from peak vertical and a horizontal rock layers Buddhist million words grid (the Buddhist spiritual strength, meaning Dharma perpetuating represents good luck and the Republic for which it stands) . Gangrenboqi peak is often the clouds shrouded, locals believe that if they can see the summit of the mountain is a very lucky thing.
Hindus regard the peak as Shiva’s symbolic ‘Lingam’and worship Mt Kailash, which is the Sanskrit name for the mountain. Bonpos believe the sacred mountain to be the place where the founder of the Bon religion landed when he descended from the sky. Tibetan Buddhists believe Kang Rinpoche, which means Precious Snow Mountain, is a natural mandala representing the Buddhist cosmology on the earth and the Jains believe this is the place where their religion’s founder was spiritually awakened.
It lies about 20 km (12.43 mi.) southeast of Mt. Kailash. It means ‘Invincible Jade Lake’ in Tibetan. The name originates from a story that Buddhism wins a victory against Bon in a religious match beside the lake. It is the same ‘Jade Pool of Western Kingdom’ described by the high monk Xuanzang of the Tang Dynasty (618-907) in his Westward Diary.
As per Hindu theology, Lake Manasa Sarovar is a personification of purity, and one who drinks water from the lake will go to the Abode of Lord Shiva after death. He is believed to be cleansed of all his sins committed over even a hundred lifetimes. Like Mount Kailash, Lake Manasa Sarovar is a place of pilgrimage, attracting religious people from India, Nepal, Tibet and the neighboring countries. Bathing in the Manasa Sarovar and drinking its water is believed to cleanse all sins. Pilgrimage tours are organized regularly, especially from India, the most famous of which is the Kailash Manasa Sarovar Yatra which takes place every year. Pilgrims come to take ceremonial baths in the cleansing waters of the lake.
Manasasarovar lake has long been viewed by the pilgrims as being nearby to the sources of four of the greatest rivers of Asia, namely the Brahmaputra, Karnali, Indus and Sutlej. Thus it is an axial point which has been thronged to by pilgrims for thousands of years. The region was initially closed to pilgrims from the outside; no foreigners were allowed between 1949 and 1980. After the 1980s it has again become a part of the Indian pilgrim trail. According to the Hindu religion, the lake was first created in the mind of the Lord Brahma after which it manifested on Earth. Hence, in Sanskrit it is called “Manas sarovara”, which is a combination of the words manas (mind) and sarovara (lake). The lake, in Hindu religious belief, is also supposed to be the summer abode of the Hamsa goose. Considered to be sacred, the Hamsa is an important element in the symbology of the subcontinent, representing wisdom and beauty.