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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. Make Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park a part of your Shilin County vacation plans using our Shilin County tour planner.
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  • I can't say it doesn't worth it, but I honestly thought was something more special. At least from pictures you see looks like that. I had the English guide but I feel like he brings you on the classic...  more »
  • Five years ago, I visited this "Stone Forest". They've added a Museum and cement road since then. They also make it so you're almost forced to pay an additional 30 rmb to take an electric cart 2 or 3 ...  more »
  • Started early from the hotel in Kunming, as the Stone Forest was nearly two hours away. Once we arrived, we got on a very large "golf cart" or trolley, which took us to the main part of the park. Ther...  more »