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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'm not a nature girl...give me a shopping area any day.. but this was beyond belief. MUST VISIT. Some climbing involved, but the views are unreal. This was the highlight of my trip to Yunnan! 
  • An amazing forest of stone that you can walk around - through narrow gaps between the towering pillars and up and down rock steps. We spent half a day there and absolutely loved the park, spectacular ...  more »
  • Acres of spectacular rock formations formed millions of years ago-- for the agile and athletic hiking through adventurous trails is aided by guides wearing ethnic costumes; the less mobile like me can...  more »