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Bamei Stone Forest

 Garze Attractions

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Introduction to Bamei Stone Forest (八美石林)

Bamei Town is situated in southeast of Daofu County of Garze Qiang and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province. Within the beautiful Bamei Town, there you can enjoy the spectacular scenery of Bamei Stone Forest.

The magnificence of Bamei stone forest is as beautiful as the karst stone forest in South China, but it has its own uniqueness. From far away, the stone forest resembles numerous towering pagodas. While when getting close, you will find they are with their special shapes and postures. Because of the wind and weather conditions, these stones are changeable in color in different seasons. They are in light gray and light blue in dry seasons, but are in pale ink colors in wet seasons. Whatever their colors and shapes are, the stone forest is splendor setting with the vast grassland, towering snow mountains and the charming Tibetan houses.

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Daofu County, Garze Qiang and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, Southwest of China

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Main Sights

Bamei Stone Forest

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Travel Information

Admission for Bamei Stone Forest: free

Opening Hours: whole day

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1. Visitors can first take flight to Chengdu, then transfer flight to Kangding, and then take special-line buses to Daofu County.

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Travel Tips

1. Recommended duration for a visit is about 2 hours.

2. The weather changes a lot between day and night, so it's recommended to take warm coats even in summer.

3. It is not recommended to visit there during “May 1st” and “October 1st” these two golden vacation weeks. Because at that time, the hotel reservation and transportation around will be in its climax, the price will be much higher than ordinary times.

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