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This forest of stone, formed by erosion over millions of years, is...

This forest of stone, formed by erosion over millions of years, is comprised of many stone peaks, pillars and stalagmites rising abruptly from the ground and extending as far as the eye can see.

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A large park with stunning stone views

I visited this attraction many years ago and it has been upgraded since. The park is well maintained. Despite the helpful electric shuttle bus, the walking is quite... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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163 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited this attraction many years ago and it has been upgraded since. The park is well maintained. Despite the helpful electric shuttle bus, the walking is quite time-consuming. However, the scenes are beautiful and enjoyable. One needs some imagination in order to fully enjoy the tour. Some stones resemble certain animals or birds. It is important to go there... More 

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Aspen, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our last day in China we drove from Kunming to the Stone Forest. The drive and our time spent in a traffic jam was well worth it, because the Stone Forest is so cool! We did visit on a Holiday, so it was quite busy, but the park is so big that there were many places where we were all... More 

Thank hradical6
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The natural formation of the stones is amazing. You need to walk 1 to 2 hours and should wear comfortable walking shoes as the ground is mainly natural stones. There are many many people and is always congested when trying to get up to the top, which is worth the while as the views are spectacular. Hire the minority ethnic... More 

Thank Felix3105
Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rock here was tilted 90 degrees so that the original horizontal layers are now vertical. The cracks have been widened by erosion until there are free standing groups of spires, narrow walkways, and cool canyons. If you stay near the parking area it will be crowded but fairly level. Local groups often perform. The climb to the viewing platform... More 

Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful park to visit in Yunnan! I think we were very lucky because we didn't need to queue. The park was not crowded and we could really enjoy it. I guess Easter break is a good time of the year to visit the place. We went to the pack by taxi and came back to the city by bus. The... More 

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Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Although it takes about 1.5hrs from Kunming it is well worth the time and effort. Incredible limestone formations that can be viewed via a pathway through part of the forest. Lots of steps and will take about 1.5hrs to complete the tour.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed April 1, 2017

Below are my experiences to share with you: Transportation - The most convenient way is to take a bus. Head to Kunming East Bus Station (昆明东部客运站). When purchasing bus ticket, be specific and mention Shilin Scenic Area (石林景区), as opposed to Shilin City. Fare is 34rmb, journey about 1.5hours. There is no specific departure time, as bus leaves when full.... More 

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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed March 19, 2017

Since the Stone Forest is listed as UNESCO World Heritage and a major tourist attraction in Yunnan many thousands of visitors flock in everyday. Most come with buses in groups, take part in a guided tour and stay only a short time. They come in late morning and leave before 3:00 p.m. The guides push their herds along a standard... More 

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Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Went in march. Though the rock formation is impressive, the crowd is a big turn off. Glad I was able to snap some photos without capturing any other overly eager tourists who made it seems like it might b their first time taking a photo. Sigh

Thank Yenyenyenyenyen
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

Stone forest is impressive huge structure which is made of lime stone for million years. The park is very clean. In places one has to climb many stairs.But it is within comfort level. It is exciting to see the stone forest from the top.

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