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Stone Forest

 Kunming Attractions

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Introduction to Stone Forest (昆明石林风景区)

The sculpture of nature-crust movement 270 million years ago formed the gorgeous Stone Forest. The Stone Forest is a World Natural Heritage 78 kilometers to the southeast of “ Spring City” Kunming.  Well-known for its typical karst geology and geomorphology characteristic. The ground karst scenic spot has a large variety of types, embodying a concentrated reflection of world karst modalities. 

It’s the model of the world’s stone forest, museum of karst. Hundreds of millions of years’ evolution witnesses the uplift of Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau to the east of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, making her formation a geology legend. Outstanding universal values of science and aesthetics, win her praise like” No. 1 World Wonder,” “Nature Sculpture Museum”. 

With the honours of “ World Natural Heritage”, “UNESCO Geopark”, “National Park of China”, “National AAAAA-level Tourist Attraction” and “National Civilized Tourist Area”, Stone Forest has better scenery, more aroma, better service and will attract more attention with her charming glamour.

If you want to read the evolution legend of the earth, enjoy the world wonder of thousands of millions years, experience mysterious and colorful Sani culture, and view national non-material cultural heritages-oral epic verse “ Ashima”, Yi embroidery and big trichord, you must come to Stone Forest. 

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Address: Shilin Yi Autonomous County, Kunming, Yunnan Province

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Main Sights

The scenic area includes 8 major scenic spots, the Stone Forest, Naigu Stone Forest, Dadieshui Waterfall, Changhu Lake, Moon Lake, Zhiyun Cave, Qifeng Cave and Guishan National Forest Park

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Travel Information

Opening Hours: 8:30AM - 6:00PM

Admission: 175 yuan for adult, 130 yuan for child

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1. You can take nonstop buses from Kunming Railway Station to scenic spot directly.

2. You can take bus from Dongju Bus Terminal or Eastern Bus Terminal to Shilin County, then transfer to Stone Forest for about 20 min.

3. You can also take trains from Kunming to Shilin Railway Station, then transfer bus to Stone Forest.

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Travel Tips 

1. You had better wear hiking shoes or jogging shoes for the long stone path in Stone Forest.

2. Do not get too close to the bullfight at Torch Festival for it is dangerous.  

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Tour including Visiting Stone Forest

1 Day Kunming Stone Forest Tour

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