The Stone Forest (石林) near Kunming is a remarkable geological formation.
Aeons of sedementation, erosion and volcanic eruption have left sharp, jagged pillars of stone rather like trees, which rise singly and in groves over a large plain.
Whether looking down from above or walking through cave-like passages between the rocks, marvel at the alien landscape nature's forces have left.
I highly recommend bringing a picnic lunch, as there are no places to get food in or around the park aside from some expensive and unappetizing snacks. It's worth setting aside a whole day for Shilin, as the park is large and there are many different views.
We travelled to Shilin Town by bus and stayed in a local hotel, but the park could also be visited as a day trip from Kunming, especially if you have a car.
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DAY 3 Stone Forest - Puzhehei (260km)
Today's main trip is the Shilin Scenic Spot in Yunnan. It is the first time I have come to Yunnan and the first time I am visiting visit Shilin Scenic Spot. Shilin is really stunning and worthy of being a world-class cultural heritage. It is much bigger than the stone forest I imagined. There is a battery car in the scenic spot, which is especially suitable for lazy people like me (the ticket is not expensive, the pass is only 25), and there are also special performances of the local Yi people in the scenic spot. The entire scenic spot was completed in about 3 hours. We came out to eat the local special food in Shilin County, and then drove directly to Puzhehei, and arrived in Qiubei County in 3 hours.
The true love is as rock-solid,
the good promise is like the morning star,
the beautiful chest is like the moon,
shilin, the hometown of China Ashima!
generation of Sani The long and sorrowful years,
a legend of Ashima's fascinating,
a picture of the family's rich and colorful.
Shilin is the most famous in Yunnan. It has been to Shilin in other areas before, and Yunnan Shilin should win in area and momentum. Therefore, it is necessary to take photos and must have a high level of panoramic view. The three-dimensional sense of Shilin is very strong~
The scenic area is also known as Yunlin, Yunnan. It is located in the Shilin Yi Autonomous County of Kunming City, Yunnan Province, with an area of 350 square kilometers. It is rich in scenery and rich in style. Stone Forest is the hometown of Ashima. Founded 270 million years ago, Shilin is the essence of the world's karst landforms. It has the longest history of karst landforms, the widest distribution area, complete types and unique forms of Paleozoic karst landforms. It is known as the "first spectacle in the world".
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.
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