Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park, Shilin County

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Get a close-up look at some of the Earth's most iconic natural oddities at Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park, a World Heritage Site home to a vast sea of jagged rock formations. The park spans a huge swathe of forested landscape, punctuated by the area's famous limestone peaks, known alternatively as "karst." You'll find that the clusters of ridges and formations, some of which reach heights of 40 m (131 ft), give the appearance of stone trees and lend the park its name. Wander the network of paved pathways through the main clusters, where you'll find all sorts of crevices and side canyons splitting off from the main route. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, as the terrain can occasionally be rough on the feet. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park by using our Shilin County route planner.
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  • Some people don't like some people see the touristy certainly around. But this massive limestone stone forest is going nowhere in the world can see. May be worth becoming a world natural heritage site. I visited for the first time it is touched. Sea of 200 million years ago in nature is soundly beaten. I think if the opportunity arises, the family wants to bring.
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  • We had a short layover in Kunming in our way to Mandalay and were able to see the park in half a day. We arrived in Kunming at noon. We were met by a driver / guide and were able to make it to the par...  more »
  • Don't be scared of the crowd. The groups are concentrated only in certain areas more easily accessible and hardest paths and laborious, often most interesting, you will enjoy peace and solitude. I particularly liked: minor forest stone, orchid gorge, the Pavilion for an overhead view, the uniquely beautiful hidden pond
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