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About Shilin

Shilin Yi Autonomous County is located in the southeastern part of Kunming City. It was formerly known as Lunan Yi Autonomous County and was renamed for the UNESCO World Heritage site, Shilin (Stone Forest) geological park, in the region. Shilin is an important tourist county in Yunnan with a unique and remarkable karst landform. The Shilin National Scenic Area spans a wide range, including large and small stone forests, Dadieshui Waterfall and the Long Lake. Shilin Snow Ice and Ocean World is also built in the area, with a large aquarium and an indoor ski resort.

Popular Attractions in Shilin

Stone Forest
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Geological Sites
The Stone Forest is one of Kunming’s must-see sites. Boasting a classic karst topography, the Stone Forest is full of rocky peaks, jagged rocky outcroppings, water caves, and underground rivers. The Stone Forest is centered around the Major Stone Forest and Minor Stone Forest scenic areas. The Minor Stone Forest is thick with outcroppings of rocky peaks, and the Ashima Stone stands here, named after the legendary Yi maiden who turned into the stone when she was forbidden to marry the one she loved. At the Major Stone Forest scenic area, visitors can enjoy the reflection of the Stone Forest in the Lion Pool, or take a boat ride on the Stone Forest Lake.
Shilin Ice and Snow Ocean World
1,228 Reviews
Shilin Ice and Snow Ocean World is located on Shilin Avenue and comprises a polar area, an ocean aquarium, and a dolphinarium. You can see all kinds of marine animals at Shilin Ice and Snow Ocean World. There are also exciting performances such as mermaid and dolphin shows. This is a great place to visit with children. See polar animals in the polar area: penguins, beluga whales, sea lions, seals, and more!
Ashima Incarnation Stone
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Geological Sites
The Ashima Incarnation Stone is located in Kunming's East Shilin Scenic Area. Ashima is a fictional girl with great beauty and wisdom who exists in the local myths and legends of Yunnan's Yi ethnicity. Her love with Aheige and their combined will to resist repressive powers is known by everyone. The movie Ashima, which was made in the 1960s, told her story to audiences within China and around the world. The beauty of Ashima is deeply rooted in the hearts of the people. A rock formation which is shaped like Ashima can be found in the Shilin Scenic Area; it is a very famous scenic spot as well as a place for people to commemorate Ashima and her beautiful story.
Stone Forest Hot Springs
88 Reviews
Hot Spring
The Stone Forest Hot Springs are located in the beautiful surroundings of Stone Forest near Kunming. They feature a spa, outdoor swimming pool, wave pool, beach, and other leisure facilities. There is also a garden, a children's play area, a campsite, and outdoor combat facilities.

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Sep 27, 2020 Shilin Weather:Overcast, Northeasterly Wind:0-10 kph, Humidity:99%, Sunrise/Sunset:06:57/18:58
Shilin Travel:Suitable, Umbrella:Advised, UV Strength:Low

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