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Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park, Shilin County

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Geologic Formation
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. Make Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park a part of your Shilin County vacation plans using our Shilin County tour planner.
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  • We got us a car with a driver who has brought us to the stone forest outside of Kunming. It is a huge area - which is used by small buses - is but recommended it there to walk and to look at the incredible views of the rock formations, which led to the name Stone Forest - an absolute must
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  • Below are my experiences to share with you: Transportation - The most convenient way is to take a bus. Head to Kunming East Bus Station (昆明东部客运站). When purchasing bus ticket, be specific and mention S...  more »
  • Since the Stone Forest is listed as UNESCO World Heritage and a major tourist attraction in Yunnan many thousands of visitors flock in everyday. Most come with buses in groups, take part in a guided t...  more »