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Shilin County

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Things to do: nature, historic sites
In the national park of autonomous Shilin County, World Heritage-listed karst stalagmites rise up in an imposing "stone forest." A small urban area primarily devotes itself to tourism these days, with buses of visitors arriving from Kunming each day. Trips to Shilin County offer the chance to see these dramatic geological formations, plus an array of caves and an impressive waterfall; along the way, you'll learn about the myths and legends associated with each. Plan the details of your Shilin County holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use China trip generator.
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Shilin County's urban area to the west of the World Heritage Site offers a selection of places to stay. Some high-rise, modern hotels have cropped up in recent years, with plenty of rooms and standard facilities; meanwhile, more established guesthouses and hostels provide particularly good options for budget-conscious travelers. Most visitors make a day trip to Shilin County from the city of Kunming, located under two hours' drive to the west. There, you have a wide choice of accommodations across the city.
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