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Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park

Shilin Town, Shilin County 650000, China
+86 871 6771 9006
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Private Stone Forest Biking Tour including Exploring Ethnic Villages
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All Inclusive Private Kunming Day Tour to Stone Forest plus Flower and Bird...
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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rock formations” (30 reviews)
“ticket office” (26 reviews)
“natural wonder” (17 reviews)
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Shilin Town, Shilin County 650000, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The stone park is ok as a first trip to a tourist attraction having crossed into the country via coach from Laos and getting to orientate yourself. Interesting geology but it gets a little samey after a while.

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not as grand as yellow stone, not as recognised as the local Potatso National Park, but definitely worth the 175 yuan ticket. Very clean, very organised, no need for guided tour, though it will take longer to figure out the imaginary shapes on the stones,...More

Thank Fangxin S
Reviewed 11 December 2017

When I first heard of the stone forest, I had no idea what to expect. About 270 million years ago, the area was covered with water. The current stone formations result from the erosion of limestone. Over the years, erosion caused by wind, flowing streams,...More

Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Stone forest is a wonderful place to spend a day. You can see here both the wonder of nature and the local folklor. Downside is that entry fee is quite high. This place should go in the early part of the day to enjoy the...More

1  Thank qiang73
Reviewed 21 November 2017

This place is breath taking. To see what nature can do over the years is breath taking. The demonstration of what water can do. this place is cool. You can get there cheap by bus and take the Stone forest area Battery car(25 Yuan). The...More

Thank jo s
Reviewed 2 November 2017

The stone formations are spectacular and the landscape very nice. We spent several areas there just wandering around. The Yi minority lives in the area and many of the people were in the traditional clothing. Even though it's a ways from Kunming, it's a don't...More

Thank crosswycke
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

It is not cheap for westerners visiting China any more, and especially expensive if you book guided english speaking tours.  On our recent trip, we spent one day at the beautiful Stone Forest.   A guided tour for 2 was going to cost more than AU...More

1  Thank Julie D
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Prior to visiting we weren't sure what to expect. Well, what a (pleasant) surprise. It's amazing what nature can produce. The karst formations are fantastic. There are hidden reflective pools, curtain rocks, lace rocks etc. Our guide advised us to use our imagination to get...More

Thank alannsarah
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Stone forest is a great place to spend a day. You can see here both the wonder of nature and the local folklor. Downside is that entry fee is quite high plus they are trying to charge you extra for the ride in a golf...More

1  Thank Piotrek B
Reviewed 24 September 2017

From Kunming we caught the subway, then train, then bus. Took about 2 hours to get there. Lots of rocks, nice walks, nice lake, information for English speakers a bit scarce. Enjoyable day.

1  Thank ecotravelz
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Valentina U
25 September 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
20 March 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
27 February 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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