Located 18km (11 miles) northeast of Zhaoqing,
Dinghu Shan is a range of heavily forested mountains reaching up
to 1,000 meters (3,280ft) in height.
The whole mountain range has been designated an
area of special interest by the UN and there are at least 17,000
types of plants growing in this area. In the hills there are lakes,
waterfalls, temples and pavilions. Baiyun Temple was built during
the Tang dynasty (618-907) and Qingyun Temple was built during the
Ming dynasty (1368-1644).