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Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park

Open today: 07:30 - 18:00
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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
+86 871 6771 9006
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All reviews rock formations ticket office electric cart avoid the crowds golf cart day trip main entrance natural beauty world heritage site well worth the trip bus station entry fee scenic area hour drive chinese tour groups three hours yunnan province
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to try and find a way to get away from the crowds which can be achieved but don't get lost. The walk ways can be quite steep and slippery in the wet and watch you head. You will find many guides and those...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 29 July 2018

It was such an amazing nature creation. It's really a forest of stones. The arrangements of the stones are pretty much stand alone. The place is really huge and in some corner u will see some lovely music player playing musics. I was lucky enough...More

Thank carmencsh
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We drove for about 8 hours to see this place, such a shame it was so crowded and so noisy with all the tour guides and their speaker phones. Once we got away from the main crowds it was beautiful because you can take it...More

Thank geraldine t
Reviewed 4 July 2018

It could be very crowded during weekend or holidays. It is recommended to hire a guide to bring you around the stone forest area, as the route could be confusing, and they will show you the specialty stone which look like real object with a...More

Thank mhlee1990
Reviewed 1 July 2018

We travelled for the day from Kunming to the park - there was a direct/express bus from the station within the city and took roughly 1hr (ticket 36RMB each). Once your at the park the ticket costs 200RMBpp (plus 25RMBpp for the green shuttle to...More

Thank MwithP
Reviewed 18 June 2018

You can take a coach from Kunming Eastern Bus station, a subway interchange between line 3 & line 6 (linked to airport). A beautiful place with natural stone formation and well maintained paths. But the price of RMB175 is too expensive just for a park....More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

The main section is very crowded but still an amazing place and definitely worth the visit. The "minor" section is far, far less crowded with some side paths that were mostly without other visitors. Seeing this quieter area makes the visit a totally different experience...More

Thank baywanderer
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

A very beautiful place, I recommend to go. But the entry was expensive to what it is... And the staff was very unpleasant, very rude!

Thank Santiago P
Reviewed 28 May 2018

The Stone Forest is a must for any Geologist or person who likes natural oddities. It can get ridiculously crowded so if you are there when they open

Thank bgpunter
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Arranged a private to take us to Stone Forest and Juixang Caves. The driver helped us buy entrance tickets for both and arranged where to meet after each tour. Much more flexible to do it this way than to join the tour groups

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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
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.
Paul M
27 February 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.