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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.
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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 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 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Yunnan Stone Forest is about a 2 hour drive from Kunming City. The park is well maintained and clearly popular with people from around the area-- When I was there there were huge crowds of families, as well as adults on their own. The limestone...More

Thank Greg48
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This is very big touristic site, well organize. You can truly get lost in the stone forest, and it part of the adventure. The stone structure is unique. There are also two small likes and some local people presenting their dance and dress. The site...More

Thank DAG4
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We greatly enjoyed the visit of this place. We traveled a lot, but never seen this kind of view. Seeing the magnificent rock formations was a quite experience. We visited it at the end of August. Crowded, but not too bad. We spent 3 hours...More

1  Thank J-in-Naperville
Reviewed 29 August 2017

You won´t know what the crowd is till you travel in China - Area is nice, a lot of beautifull rocks and sometimes a pond but... So expensive entrance fee - 175Y per person and 25Y for transportation (you can also walk 3km one way...More

Thank Patrik B
Reviewed 23 August 2017

As most of the other reviews have pointed out, Shilin is incredibly busy but the beautiful scenery is still very much worth the trip. Once you get into the park, simply walk in the opposite direction of the tour groups (which seemed to mean walking...More

Thank Gongbaobeijing
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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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