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Address: Shilin Town, Shilin County 650000, China
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This forest of stone, formed by erosion over millions of years, is...

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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Beautiful park to visit in Yunnan! I think we were very lucky because we didn't need to queue. The park was not crowded and we could really enjoy it. I guess Easter break is a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful park to visit in Yunnan! I think we were very lucky because we didn't need to queue. The park was not crowded and we could really enjoy it. I guess Easter break is a good time of the year to visit the place. We went to the pack by taxi and came back to the city by bus. The... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although it takes about 1.5hrs from Kunming it is well worth the time and effort. Incredible limestone formations that can be viewed via a pathway through part of the forest. Lots of steps and will take about 1.5hrs to complete the tour.

1 Thank Liz F
Singapore, Singapore
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301 reviews
247 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Below are my experiences to share with you: Transportation - The most convenient way is to take a bus. Head to Kunming East Bus Station (昆明东部客运站). When purchasing bus ticket, be specific and mention Shilin Scenic Area (石林景区), as opposed to Shilin City. Fare is 34rmb, journey about 1.5hours. There is no specific departure time, as bus leaves when full.... More 

13 Thank LG_Kay
Shanghai, China
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47 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Since the Stone Forest is listed as UNESCO World Heritage and a major tourist attraction in Yunnan many thousands of visitors flock in everyday. Most come with buses in groups, take part in a guided tour and stay only a short time. They come in late morning and leave before 3:00 p.m. The guides push their herds along a standard... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Went in march. Though the rock formation is impressive, the crowd is a big turn off. Glad I was able to snap some photos without capturing any other overly eager tourists who made it seems like it might b their first time taking a photo. Sigh

Thank Yenyenyenyenyen
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37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Stone forest is impressive huge structure which is made of lime stone for million years. The park is very clean. In places one has to climb many stairs.But it is within comfort level. It is exciting to see the stone forest from the top.

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toronto canada
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Arranged a private car from Grand Park Hotel for the day (900rmb) to take us to Stone Forest and Juixang Caves (and other places if we wanted to) The driver helped us buy entrance tickets for both and arranged where to meet after each tour.. Much cheaper and more flexible to do it this way than to join the tour... More 

1 Thank davCanada
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Stone forest was stunning! Even though we got lost in the forest we enjoyed a lot. It's too far by the way, I recommend you to take train from kunming to shilin country. (18 Kuai, 22minutes) After you reach shilin country, you can easily get a bus to reach the forest. (10 Kuai, around one hour)

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Biella, Italy
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I can't say it doesn't worth it, but I honestly thought was something more special. At least from pictures you see looks like that. I had the English guide but I feel like he brings you on the classic spots, try to find something different will make the visit more special.

Thank nicodox
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Five years ago, I visited this "Stone Forest". They've added a Museum and cement road since then. They also make it so you're almost forced to pay an additional 30 rmb to take an electric cart 2 or 3 kilometers to the entrance. The normal admission price is 175 rmb. Doing it in a group will be MUCH cheaper but... More 

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