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Stone Forest

Located in Lunan County, The Stone Forest is known as the ' First Wonder of the World ' for its natural landscape. It is 86 km southeast of Kunming where a high - grade road extends to the park entrance.

If you have visited Kunming without seeing the stone forest, you have wasted your time' warns a local saying, expressing the deep love of the local people toward this natural wonder. The quintessential karst landscape leaves every tourist lost in wonder.

As you wander though the Stone Forest, you will be surrounded by the rising stone peaks, layer after layer of green hills, and the wide -spread stone peaks of the forest. What a strange stone world this is! The scenery of ' Figure of Ashima ', ' Shi Ba Xiang Song ' ( originated from a Chinese love story ' Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai ' ) and ' Lotus peak ' greatly astonish visitors; the scenic spots ' One Piece of Thread Sky ' , ' Close Call ', and ' Sword Peak Pond ' are all miraculous. You will be astonished by the unique peaks and strange caves, by the Flying-Down Mountain Spring, and by Plateau lake. All these wonders combine to present you with a picture of astounding natural beauty.

In addition, to the parks natural beauty there are also a number of other cultural attractions which will greatly enhance the enjoyment of the trip as well as increasing your knowledge of the regions rich heritage. Some of the main attractions include: the colorful ethnic cultures and ancient folklore of the Stone Forest, the amazing legends of ' Ashima ', the ' Torchlight Festival ' of the Sani people on June 24 of each year, and of course the warm and spirited Yi nationality dance ' Axi Dance Under Moonlight '

Kunming Stone Forest Travel Tips

Admission Fee: CNY 140

Opening Hours: 08:30-18:00

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 June 2013 15:00