Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park, Shilin County
Categories: Geologic Formations, Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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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This enormous geopark is filled with the most amazing standing stones carved from the Karst rock by wind and water. You could easily spend an entire day here. Since it is so large, it is well worth tr... read more »
ShiLin, the splendid Stone Forest that was due to the millions of years’ movement of the Earth. Covering a few hundred square kilometres, stone peaks rise abruptly from the ground in numerous layers l... read more »
A wonderful geological formation Try to go early as it becomes hit and is rather popular destination If one chooses the longer walk the crowds thin out.
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