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Stone Forest

Stone Forest
Stone Forest
Stone Forest
Stone Forest

The Stone Forest is to the southeast of Kunming, belonging to Shilin County (originally Lunan County). It is 350 square kilometers in area, and 90 kilometers away from Kunming. It is well-known both at home and abroad. The scenis spot consists of seven parts, namely Dashilin, Xiaoshilin, Naigushilin, Dadieshui, Changhu, Yuehu, Zhiyundong and Qifengdong.

The term "the Stone Forest" suggests that it is a forest made up of stones. It is a Karst landform. In primitive times the Stone Forest area was a part of the Ancient Yunnan-Guizhou Sea. It began to take shape about 270 million years ago in the Carboniferous Period. The limestones in the sea, washed by the water, formed countless channels and dissolved pillars. Later,because of the movement of the crust and the collision between the Eurasian Plate and the Indian Plate, the crust here kept rising and in the end the sea became land then through hunclreds of millions of years of the tests of the sun, rain, wind and many earthquakes, the land appeared so beautiful two million years ago. Groups of gray-black stone peaks, and stone pillars rise abruptly, pointing to the sky, like a very dense forest just as its name infers.

Dashilin(the Big Stone Forest) is the main part of the scenic spot. The land for visiting is about 1,200 mu. Xiaoshilin(the Small Stone Forest) lies to the northeast of the Dashilin. The stones here are different from those in the Dashilin. Each one is isolated, exquisite and beautiful, showing its unique charm. In the land where the Stone Forest rises live the Sani People(a branch of the Yi nationality), when visiting the Sani villages around the Stone Forest Lake, you can enjoy the customs and habits of local people and purchase the handicraft of embroidery made by the Sani people. On the 24 th of the sixth month of the lunar calendar every year is the traditional Torchlight Festival of the Yi Nationality and the grand celemony activities will be held in the Stone Forest.

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