Stone Forest

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Not far from the provincial capital of Kunming, the limestone rock abundant in the region has been exposed to the elements here in a manner which has shaped the boulders and rock features into spines, spikes, and other tree-like shapes. There's even a section which appears as giant rock mushrooms!

The name itself translates to Stone Forest and holds cultural significance to the local Yi people, one of the 56 ethnic minorities of Yunnan. Several sites across the 'forest' have enjoyed UNESCO World Heritage Site status since 2007, it is a popular attraction among domestic Chinese tourists.

Getting there

By land

The site itself is about 500 square kilometres but lies about 90km (56 miles) east of Yunnan's capital, Kunming. Our recommendation is to arrange private transfer in advance or to include the site as part of a larger private or group tour itinerary. For those who enjoy some command of Chinese, bus and taxi services from the East Bus Station in Kunming may suffice. The journey is about 90 minutes.

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