Stone Forest, Kunming
（昆明市石林风景区 kūn míng shì shí lín fēng jǐng qū）
Located in Shilin Yi autonomous county, Kunming, capital of Yunnan province, Stone Forest Scenic Area is famous for its karst landscape, featuring various types of oddly shaped rocks, and a long complex geological history.
Listed by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage site, the Stone Forest or shilin is a 350-square-kilometer area near Kunming, overgrown with tree-shaped stones in the form of stalagmites formed 270 million years ago. The site is also known as "God's mini-scape" or "Sculpture Museum of Nature".
The site is an AAAAA-class tourist site, the highest-level rating in China. One of the “wonders of the world”, it has the largest number of karst formations in the world.
Scenic Spot Level: AAAAA
Opening Hours: 7:00 – 18:00
Ticket Price: 130 yuan ($18.74), discounts with valid certificates
Address: Shilin Yizu autonomous county, Kunming, Yunnan province
Tel: +86-871-67711439, 67711278
Wear hiking shoes or jogging shoes when walking through the Stone Forest.