Stone Forest Near Kunming

Stone Forest Near Kunming, Yunnan Province

23. The Stone Forest Near Kunming

Kunming's most celebrated attraction is a geological wonder, the limestone pillars clustered in the Stone Forest, some 50 miles to the east. Now they have a new highway to the Sani Minority Village at the park entrance. The trip by bus now takes 90 minutes. When we went in 1984 it took 4 hours. Acres of vertical limestone shafts, exposed 270 million years ago when the ocean receded from southwest China, sprout like an immense grove of bamboo.

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