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Stone Forest, Kunming

(昆明市石林风景区 kūn míng shì shí lín fēng jǐng qū)

Stone Forest Scenic Area in Kunming [Photo/IC]

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

Note:
Wear hiking shoes or jogging shoes when walking through the Stone Forest.

A strangely-shaped rock in Stone Forest [Photo/chinastoneforest.com]
Naigu flower field [Photo/IC]

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