Guifeng Mountain is also called Yudai Mountain with 442-meter
attitude. It gained its name because of its shape resembling Guibi.
It is said that there were many cherry bays on the mountain in the
Tory Dynasty, so it had the name “ Guilin g”. Its top is round just like a platform. Guifeng Mountain
is not only famous in Nanyue for its virescence, but also much more
famous than Wuyi for its historic sites. Guifeng Mountain is
located in the northern suburb of Huicheng. It takes you 20 minutes
on foot from northern section of the city to Guifeng
Guifeng Mountain is famous for its “green, odd and deep”. The
altitude of the highest peak is 545 meters. 98% of the mountain is
covered with thick trees, grasses and flowers. Guifengtiecui is one
beautiful scenic spot of the top eight scenic spots in Xinhui.
There is Yudaikeng in the scenic spot where the density of
negative-ion in the sky is more than 40.000 per cu.com. Therefore
it is a famous scenic spot for tourists to rest and cultivate their
morality. On the hillside, there is a maple forest which nearly
covers 300 hectare. The forest will turn into a fiery-red world
when winter comes. The beautiful landscape attracts a great many
tourists to come here to appreciate the red leaves of maple trees.
Guifeng Mountain is one of the top ten mountains in
Guangdong. It is a place for very learned people to teach and
dignitaries to cultivate themselves according to a religious
doctrine. Su Dongpu, an eminent writer in Song Dynasty, had visited
here and written poems and then inscribed it on a scroll; Shen
Shitian, a great painter in Ming Dynasty, had been here and drawn
Yutai Map; Chen Baisha, a famous scientist in Ming Dynasty, had
been here to give lectures; Huang Gongfu, a high official in
ancient China, had cultivated himself throng meditation and
resisted Qing Dynasty here after his retired. And today there is
still Huang Gongfu Grave and the temple in the memory of him.
Besides, Huang Cao in Tang Dynasty and Huang Xiao in Ming Dynasty
had pitched camp here. Today, some historical sites here are still
well preserved such as Dianjiang Platform, The Seat of Empress’
Father, and Maidan and so on.
Cloud-sea and rain fog is a charming weather sight on the Guifeng
Mountain. And Guifeng Mountain is the best place to appreciate the
sun. There are tens of thousands of people gathering here on the
Double Ninth Festival.