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Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park

Shilin Town, Shilin County 650000, China
+86 871 6771 9006
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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rock formations” (31 reviews)
“natural wonder” (17 reviews)
“ticket office” (26 reviews)
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Shilin Town, Shilin County 650000, China
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+86 871 6771 9006
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"rock formations"
in 31 reviews
"natural wonder"
in 17 reviews
"ticket office"
in 26 reviews
"electric cart"
in 12 reviews
"golf cart"
in 9 reviews
"day trip"
in 24 reviews
"main entrance"
in 13 reviews
"avoid the crowds"
in 10 reviews
"geological park"
in 7 reviews
"costs yuan"
in 7 reviews
"world heritage site"
in 9 reviews
"well worth the trip"
in 7 reviews
"entry fee"
in 12 reviews
"bus station"
in 10 reviews
"scenic area"
in 11 reviews
"hour drive"
in 8 reviews
"chinese tourists"
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Reviewed yesterday

Arranged a private to take us to Stone Forest and Juixang Caves. The driver helped us buy entrance tickets for both and arranged where to meet after each tour. Much more flexible to do it this way than to join the tour groups

Thank wahla0eh
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Each raising karst stone has a unique legend. We got a guide from The Stone Forest. I suggest a guide will be explain clearly the stories of each formation. She can also lead the way through the greater and lesser forest. There are many local...More

Thank 2015ECL05
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing place and must see while in Kunming. You can go on a tour however it is much cheaper to take the Stone Forest Express from East Coach Station (end of Metro pink line 3, 6 stops from Dongfeng Square and takes about 20-30 minutes)....More

Thank Greg1522
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was once an ocean that has become a major tourist site in China. Lots for interesting formations with paths winding in and around them. Lots of locals dressing up in native costume for photos. Beautiful grassed areas but difficult to avoid the crowds. In...More

Thank lovetoootravel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was not that impressed with the Stone Forest; I was expecting something more on the order of Wulingyuan National Park in Hunan Province, but it was still interesting geologically.

Thank Gary W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Full of fascinating rock formations with well maintained footpaths criss-crossing the whole park, well worth at least half a day and possibly a whole day.It's essential to buy the electric car pass + get there early to avoid the crowds.Our GH said the park opened...More

Thank Tienshan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is amazing! It is literally a "stone forest", pillars of limestone which have been weathered into all sorts of shapes and sizes. If ever you doubted the power or rain and wind to erode solid rock, you ought to see these formations! The...More

Thank Alex280546
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our one on one tour of the forest. We were lucky the tour guide we had as part of our Wendy Wu tour took us out the back way so we had no tourists in most of the areas we went especially...More

Thank Aussie_Traveller183
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to spend a few hours away from Kunming. If you go privately try to go early in the morning or late afternoon to avoid the huge crowds of tourists.

Thank HantsJames
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

This is a small Geological Park, where you can take up to three days to see it all. Amazing geological features. The hike through will require some walking and a little climbing. Great photo opportunities. Highly recommend.

Thank Fred R
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Valentina U
September 25, 2017|
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Response from Greg48 | Reviewed this property |
I used an English speaking local guide who took care of the transportation. As some others noted, if you aren't able to speak the language public transportation can be daunting. Feel free to message me it you are interested... More
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vasuvl
March 20, 2017|
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Response from Henry T | Reviewed this property |
I hired a taxi for the day. Prices are really reasonable, I think I paid Renminbi 300.
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Paul M
February 27, 2017|
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Response from Henry T | Reviewed this property |
You do not need to join a group. It is fun wondering around and avoiding the groups.
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