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Stone Forest

Stone Forest Scenic Area is located in Shilin County, Kunming, and is known as the “First Wonder under Heaven”. Here you will see the most unique karst landscape in the world. About 300 million years ago, this area was underwater and the precious geological remains visible today formed after lengthy geological evolution. The scenic spot is really made up of stones as you can see them of all different shapes and sizes when you walk through it. There are numerous vividly shaped stones, such as Shuangmadushi (adult horse feeding a young horse), Kongqueshuchi (peacock spreading its tail), Fenghuanglingyi (phoenix spreading its wings), Xiangjushitai (elephant standing on a stone platform), Xiniuwangyue (rhinoceros looking at the moon), the Tang Monk Stone, Monkey King Stone, Ashima, etc. There is also the “Bell Stone”, which makes various sounds when struck.

The entire Stone Forest is a huge treasure trove of natural stone art, where you can view, discover and freely imagine.

Travel Tips

Address:Shilin Yi Autonomous County, Kunming City, Yunnan Province

Transportation:Regular buses leave every day for the Stone Forest Scenic Spot from Kunming East Passenger Station

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