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Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park

Shilin Town, Shilin County 650000, China
+86 0871 67719006
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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 January 1, 2012

Paid RMB200 for a day tour. Of course it would entail shopping stops, the primary income-earning opportunity for the guide (bad system in China, that the tour guide has no compensation at all besides a take from your shopping, I heard!). We had 2+ hours...More

2  Thank Mark S
Reviewed December 21, 2011

We hired a driver to take us there as although there are numerous bus tours going there, they are mostly groups of chinese tourists with a chinese guided commentary. We spent a few hours there but in hindsight could have easily spent more hours there....More

Thank Mav586
Reviewed December 17, 2011

Vast numbers of tourists flood the Stone Forest daily but this gorgeous area is still worth a visit if you come through Kunming anyways. (Certainly not worth a trip to Kunming in itself,) But if you want a peaceful day and are in reasonable shape,...More

1  Thank travelingandkids
Reviewed December 14, 2011

If you've been to Cappadocia in Turkry, it's like that...stones curved in many shapes. You can find cats or eagle or some other stuffs like Cappadocia. Stone forest is well maintained and have lots of green, when we visited was the time of changing colours...More

1  Thank MizuhoK
Reviewed December 2, 2011

It was fascinating to see all the rocks in different shapes. Also the tragic legend of the girl was sweet. It is some distance by walk, so you may look at taking a ride in the golf cart bus.

1  Thank Sandeepina
Reviewed December 2, 2011

Even though it is a world heritage site it is highly overrated. It is to crowded to appreciate the limestone anomalies.

Thank alvarez_4carlos
Reviewed November 29, 2011

Highly recommended for the self-guided walking tour. The rocks arew beautiful, the weather is generally great, and the people who work there are friendly. Allow three hours, as there is so much to see.

2  Thank garagestudio
Reviewed November 22, 2011

What I liked about this heritage site is the many different formations of the stones and rocks and the efforts to preserve it despite having so many visitors all year round.

Thank frossiebombom
Reviewed November 11, 2011

Well worth the effort to get there - bus and taxi or two buses. Self-guided is just fine! You can get away from the crowds.

3  Thank Dale K
yunnan t, Guest Relations Manager at Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2011

Stone Forest named Natural Wonder by locals, is an amazing World Nature Heritage site. It has an area of 20 square kilometers.

Reviewed November 7, 2011

it takes almost two hours from kunming to get in and out. the views are nice, the guides wear traditional clothing. can get a little bit crowded. better bring comfortabke shoes, althoug you`ll sure see some chinese ladies wearing 4" heels like nothing... nice pictures...More

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Hi I have planned a Kunming tour in april for 3 days. How can I go to stone forest? Any bus route?
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.
Paul M
What would be the cheapest daytour trip for going to Stone Forest? I am a solo traveller and want to join a group
February 27, 2017|
Response from Henry T | Reviewed this property |
You do not need to join a group. It is fun wondering around and avoiding the groups.
alexander g
I have 1 full day in Kunming (first place to arrive when coming from the USA ).We are in our mid-sixties and my question is : should we spend that one full day visiting the Stone Forest or should we rather visit Kunming,the nearby lake and the other surrounding attractions nearby ?
December 27, 2015|
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Response from hyper64 | Reviewed this property |
Hey Alexander, spend the day to visit the stone forest and the museum. Take some snacks with you or some fruit, there you get only cookies pr something else. For my opinion Kunming is not so nice special at this time... More