Stone Forest

Stone Forest Overview

Chinese Name: 石林风景区 English IPA: The Stone Forest Location: Southeast of Kunming Population (city): Unknown Language: Yunnan Dialect Zip code: Tel code: Time zone:

The Stone Forest, known since the Ming Dynasty as the “First Wonder of the World”. An old local saying says that ‘If you have visited Kunming without seeing the Stone Forest, you have wasted your time.’ Obviously, ranking the first at its age, size and typical formation, the Stone Forest is one of the most important attractions of Yunnan.

Highlights of The Stone Forest
1.The main Stone Forest including the Large Stone Forest and the Small Stone Forest.
2.Naigu Stone Forest
3.Dieshuihe Waterfalls
4.Changhu Lake
5.Nuohei Village
6.Yi ethnic culture and Sani ethnic people

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Stone Forest Attractions

Walking through the Stone Forest, visitors marvel at the natural stone masterpieces and are bewitched by the intricate formations. The magnificent, strange and steep landscape creates countless labyrinthine vistas, including:Major Stone Forest, Minor Stone Forest and Naigu Stone Forest, all of which feature stones in various formations. Animals, plants, and even human figures can be found here. Some are elegant, some are rugged, and each is lifelike with its own distinguishing characteristics. ● Minor Stone Forest(小石林) The Minor Stone Forest is also call [...]

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Stone Forest Tours

The Stone Forest is the highlight of Kunming City Tour, everyone who comes to Kunming will take the Stone Forest as the first attraction to visit.We can connect Jiuxiang Cave,Luoping Rapaeseed Flowers, Yuanyang Hanice Rice Terraces, Jianshui Old Town , Yunnan Ethnic Villages, The Golden Temple and the Green Lake together for a nice trip. [...]

Climate & When to Go

Climate & When to Go, Stone Forest , China Climate & When to Go

The weather in Stone forest is similar to Kunming's,it's like spring for the most of time without bitter cold in winter nor extreme hot in summer.The annual temperature averages around °C (59°F). But there is usually a big difference of temperature between day and night from November to the next February. [...]

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Transportation, Stone Forest , China Transportation

Stone Forest is just 80 km southeast of Kunming in Shilin County, in Yunnan Province. It is only a 2hour drive from Kunming downtown. The Distance from Kunming to The Stone Forest are about 90 Kilometers, tourists are able to get to The Stone Forest though many way,I'm listing some of the best option to go to The Stone Forest for you. 1, Public Bus. There are public buses going back and forth between Kunming and The Stone Forest. You can [...]

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Festivals and Activities

Yi ethnic minority has the largest population in Yunnan with more than 4 million people. It is also the main ethnic minority in Shilin County where The Stone Forest located in. Sani is a branch of the Yi ethnic minority, Sani ethnic people celebrate the Torch Festival and Mizhi Festival in The Stone Forest every year. [...]

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Travel Tips

It will take you around 2 hours walking in the Stone Forest,some trails are slippery. Please do not taking photos while walking to climbing, in case of accidents. Pay attention to the steep precipices and cliffs. There are also tens of trails in the Stone Forest, be sure you will get The Stone Forest Attraction map from the entrance when you buy the tickets. ● The Stone Forest Scenic Region is open all year round. As it is an outdoor area, it is [...]

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Useful Maps

The Stone Forest covers an area of 400 square kilometers (96,000 acres) and includes both large and small stone forests, as well as many other scenic spots. An old local saying says that 'If you have visited Kunming without seeing the Stone Forest, you have wasted your time.' Truly, the site is one of the most important attractions of Yunnan. [...]

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Stone Forest Accommodation

Since the stone forest isn't very far from Kunming city, guests are free to choose either stay in local hotel of Shilin or come back to Kunming for overnight. There are lots of suitable hotels that you can choose from in the Stone Forest. Read more about the hotels in Stone Forest below. [...]

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