Kunming Stone Forest is located in Shilin Yi Autonomous County, more than 80 kilometers southeast suburb of Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province. It is the only Karst Landform Scenic Spot in the subtropical plateau area in the world. It is unique in its magnificent, peculiar, precipitous and deep landscapes. It is known as "the first wonder in the world" and "Stone Forest Museum", and it is among the first batch of them. National key scenic spots, China National Geopark and World Geopark are as famous as Beijing Palace Museum, Xi'an Terracotta Warriors and Horses and Guilin, and have become one of the four major tourist attractions in China.
Kunming Stone Forest
Stone forest scenic spots mainly include Monolithic Hill, Dajianshan, Erjianshan, Sanjianshan, Mopanshan, Penglai Island, Yuanhu Lake, Changhu Lake, Yuehu Lake, Qifeng Cave and Zhiyun Cave. It is a recreational and leisure resort for camping, vacation, recuperation, water activities, archery and crossbow, appreciation and participation in national dance performances. The stone here is unique. It's a wonderful picture. It's lifelike and amazing. There are many plants like mushrooms, mushrooms, jade tube flowers, as well as animals and people.
Stone Forest is a masterpiece of nature's transcendent art. About 270 million years ago, the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau was a vast ocean. On the surface of the Stone Forest, there were many animals and plants that could form calcium carbonate sediments. The climate is hot, the rain is abundant, and the growth and decline of animals and plants are fast. Their corpses deposit on the seabed, forming a thick layer of sediment after hundreds of millions of years. Hundreds of thousands of years later, sediments became fossils. About 70 million years ago, the Yanshan movement swept the land of China, raising the seabed, and the stones hidden in the sea began to emerge. When the crust rose again, the rocks were completely exposed to the sea. Rainwater containing carbon dioxide and organic acid, after hundreds of thousands of years of erosion and dissolution, causes the whole rock to form a dissolution ditch, and eventually separates the whole rock mass, forming a strange stone spectacle such as buds, pillars, gates and peaks.