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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 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really impressive stones but completely overrun by tour groups and selfie stick waving tourists. It's almost impossible to get close to the most famous collection of stones due to the hoards of people. Further away you'll avoid the large groups and there are some other...More

Thank katie2016
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walking trail is uneven. Be on the look out for low passages along the trail. There are rest stops along the trail. There are vendors selling drinks, food and local product along the trail. The trail is long with rise in elevation. The view...More

Thank George700East
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rock formation is impressive. The park is very clean. It is exciting to see the stone forest from the top.

Thank mrosulan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a private car from the hotel for Stone Forest and JiuXiang Caves at 800rmb, the taxi wanted to charge us 700rmb. We couldn’t get the rate of 400rmb, not sure if prices have changed. Hotel car was big and comfortable. Upon arrival at...More

Thank SingaporeEliz
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We had a short layover in Kunming in our way to Mandalay and were able to see the park in half a day. We arrived in Kunming at noon. We were met by a driver / guide and were able to make it to the...More

Thank gjr26645
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

The Shilin Stone Forest is a must-see when staying in or around Kunming. Located approx. 1.5 hours drive from Kunming town, it is a place of bizarre rock formations of up to 50 mts height, spread all over the region. The infrastructure is well done,...More

Thank almi_guerrero
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Suggest you explore further and be rewarded with peace. Local tourist guides are also available for individual tourists. There are also some information signs, sketch-maps and landmarks for orientation.

Thank inumatas
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

The park is a wonder, the natural landscapes and the rocks, combined with the endless paths to walk down was just sensational. The local ethnic minorities also put on a spectacular dance and overall it was a good experience. However, there were a lot of...More

Thank rich z
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

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
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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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