White Cloud Mountain (Bei Yun Shan in Chinese) is located five kilometers from Jia County, Shaanxi Province of China. It is about 65 kilometres from Great Wall in Yulin City. There is a huge set of temples. The mountain looks as if white clouds are often around it, so the people gave it this name – White Cloud Mountain. The temples in White Cloud Mountain were originally built in the Song Dynasty. However, the main construction was built in Ming and Qing Dynasties. One of the Ming emperors, Yijong Zhou, gave an imperial edict and his officials wrote 4,726 volumes of the books to the organization of the temple. Since then, White Cloud Mountain has been famous in Shaanxi, and Gansu Provinces, and Ningxia and Internal Mongolia autonomous regions. As a travel and resort place, White Cloud Mountain attracts hundreds of thousands of people each year because of its architecture, religion, and arts.
A set of the architecture of White Cloud Mountain consists of many kinds of beautiful architecture that include 54 temples and 99 pavilions, stages, superstructures, lofts. The pavilions, stages, superstructures, lofts, and ancestral temples take up a total of 81,000 m2 of the land. On the ground level of the scene, you first face a beautiful garden where there is a natural spring in the middle of it, which can wash your life difficulties away and leave them there. The laddered way was made of 699 stone strips, which are necessary steps for reaching the main scene. The steep point of it is with a slope of 75o. When you complete all the ladder stairs, you can look back to see a stern bridge far away and Yellow River flows under the bridge. Most of the architecture is similar to most of Chinese architecture in Beijing or other Chinese resort places. The special ones are caves for sculptures of Buddhism. Some of the architecture was made of wood, marble, stone, brick, and even concrete because they added some new architecture in 1993 and 1998.