Yunnan Stone Forest
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- Yunnan Stone ForestMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersMar 27, 2013
Many of the trees within the forest in China’s remote Yunnan Province are rock hard, literally. The area, which spans nearly 200 square miles, was underwater 270 million years ago, and the sea floor was covered with limestone sediment. Gradually, the seabed rose and the water dried up. As rain and wind eroded the weaker rock, the stronger limestone spires began to take shape. Now they rise skyward, surrounded by leafy trees.
- Yunnan Stone ForestFirst to ReviewJul 04, 2012
If you aren't a Chinese resident, it's not too likely you have heard much about the Stone Forest located in Kunming, Yunan. However, this impressive attraction is one of the most amazing sites in a country with a wealth of natural and historic treasures. Covering an area that stretches some 350 kilometers, the thousands of pointed rock formations here only betray their composition when viewed up-close, hence the name Stone Forrest, which recognizes the far away appearance of these incredible works of nature. There are several caves, waterfalls, and fresh pools to be found in this rugged terrain that could be explored for weeks.