The earth’s surface of The Stone-forest is of karst landform, it is with various style and shape, complex contributing factor, long forming history, deep research degree, and it is one and only place which can exhibit regional evolution of the karst landform in past 250Ma. The Stone-forest is called “The Stone Forest Museum”. Its abundant styles and vagarious compositions not only have the value for scientific research, but also make it a top-ranking beautiful natural geographic relic. Moreover, the unique laterite tableland scenery and local Yi people’s custom give the place rich cultural connotation, and make it famous scenic spot in the world.
The number of recorded limestone caves exceeds 40, and those caves present the evolution of the groundwater system in different eras.
The Stone-forest Global Geopark contains rich hydrographic resource and water resource. Integrated tableland karst stream and systemic water power contribute to the evolutional relic, which is mainly consist of Dadieshui Waterfall, Bajiang River, corrosive lake group, underground river, water level dynamic mark on stelaean, and these are ideal area for karst hydrographic evolution research and an important place for water resource district forming study. On the top of Dadieshui Waterfall, the age of the calcified surface is more than 1.3Ma, and this place is also the break point between Lunan basin and Nanpan River. The waterfall confines the corrosion from the source of Nanpan River and protects corrosion benchmark structure of the underground river of Lunan River and Bajiang area. Moreover, the waterfall makes the relic completely and lively. The park is an important water source of the area. The amount of the park’s surface water and underground is 40% of total water amount of the area.
The section plane of the stratum in the park, aged amniotes fossil have been found, therefore, the park is ranked in Chinese ancient ammonites fossil preserved area. The earth section plane, in the north of the park, is the representative of the limit between Jiweite stairs and Famen Stairs. Laoren Mountain’s section plane is a typical one for borderline study of Fulasi Stairs and Famen Stairs. The Gaowei Stairs, on each shore of two side of Bajiang Valley, is enrich of the paleolith relic.
Stone-forest is the great work of earth’s movement. The demiurge bestowed it much magic and beauty.
At here, the unique tors, peaks and stelae, which strew at random, be in different shapes, give the park a special and charming view.
At here, the clear lake water and the inverted image of tors contrasting to the blue sky and white cloud make the park as a beautiful picture.
At here, in deep and vagarious limestone caves, stalactites are in interesting shapes and are full of verve of the nature.
At here, tors and water are in perfect harmony, and create a unique landscape.