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Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park

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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.
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Shilin Town, Shilin County 650000, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a thoroughly enjoyable time at the Stone Forest. Arrived on a workday afternoon, so they were hardly any tourist. Had to take the english guide (200rmb) as the place is huge and navigating around it on our own would have been difficult. Nonetheless, once...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is so nice to travel along the paths lined by so many unusual rock formations, each more oddly shaped than the next! If you let the tours go by, you will have peace and quiet with only the rocks and ponds for contemplation! Very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank BD_Y1974
Reviewed November 13, 2018

My first reaction was, I gotta get outta here. There were so many Chinese tourists. This was not a "nature" experience. You might say the Chinese have overdeveloped the national park. However, we made an effort to get away from the masses. We often found...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Visited Stone Forest in Shi Lin. Saw various rock formations in different shapes and sizes. All standing vertical like trees hence Stone Forest.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Loved this site but like most reviews say, it is very crowded in the main parts. However, we were lucky enough to have a guide who knew her away around the park and led us through smaller trails. Once we got off the main road,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

You need to try and find a way to get away from the crowds which can be achieved but don't get lost. The walk ways can be quite steep and slippery in the wet and watch you head. You will find many guides and those...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank davidcN3173KA
Reviewed July 29, 2018

It was such an amazing nature creation. It's really a forest of stones. The arrangements of the stones are pretty much stand alone. The place is really huge and in some corner u will see some lovely music player playing musics. I was lucky enough...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank carmencsh
Reviewed July 8, 2018

We drove for about 8 hours to see this place, such a shame it was so crowded and so noisy with all the tour guides and their speaker phones. Once we got away from the main crowds it was beautiful because you can take it...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank geraldine t
Reviewed July 4, 2018

It could be very crowded during weekend or holidays. It is recommended to hire a guide to bring you around the stone forest area, as the route could be confusing, and they will show you the specialty stone which look like real object with a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mhlee1990
Reviewed June 30, 2018

We travelled for the day from Kunming to the park - there was a direct/express bus from the station within the city and took roughly 1hr (ticket 36RMB each). Once your at the park the ticket costs 200RMBpp (plus 25RMBpp for the green shuttle to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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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
March 20, 2017|
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Response from 366henryt | Reviewed this property |
I hired a taxi for the day. Prices are really reasonable, I think I paid Renminbi 300.
Paul M
February 27, 2017|
Response from 366henryt | Reviewed this property |
You do not need to join a group. It is fun wondering around and avoiding the groups.