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Enjoying Seafloor 300 Million Years Ago ...

Beauty of nature presents in a new year, everything takes a new start during spring. As the Spring Festival is approaching, Sani people kill pigs, have Sanxian Dance, play lion dance, sing in antiphonal style, play folk music, and invite you to visit the world natural heritage and experience a Spring Festival with ethnic features in Shilin – Ashima’s hometown!

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Yunnan Stone Forest has the Paleozoic karst landform community in the world with the longest evolution history, widest distribution area, complete types and unique shapes. It is world natural heritage, a world geopark, a national AAAAA tourist attraction, and a natural “oxygen bar” in China, known as "the first wonder of the world.” About 300 million years ago, Stone Forest was a vast ocean. With crustal movement, the sea receded and land emerged, the limestone on the seafloor was lifted up. After the erosion of nature including wind, frost, rain and snow for hundreds of millions of years, Stone Forest karst geological wonder in was formed. Walking in Stone Forest, you will feel like crossing time and space and travelling at the seafloor 300 million years ago.

Happy Spring Festival

Red pack for Spring Festival

The weather in Stone Forest during the Spring Festival is expected to be sunny with blue sky and warm sunshine, and green flowers and fresh flowers as well as peaks will present picturesque scenery. During Spring Festival, Stone Forest Scenic Area will hold various activities including welcoming, blessing red pack, ethnical singing and dancing performance, Sani folk customs exhibition, etc.; and places around Shilin County town will also hold festival activities including Dragon and Lion Dance, “spring at Bajiang River” artistic performance, and Taiwan lantern fair, etc.

Dasanxian Dance

Folk songs & dance

Lion Dance

Folk art

Antiphonal songs on the lake

Lantern fair

Travel information

Admission fee:

Wonderful scenery at Stone Forest

Admission fee: full fare RMB 130 per person, student fare RMB 65 per person, free admission for children under 1.2 meters and senior citizens over 70. The scope of the tour includes the Major and Minor Stone Forests and Shilin Karst Geological Research Museum.

Ashima

Transportation tips:

Driving

Please set your destination as “Stone Forest Visitor Center” if you use navigation. Drive along Kunming-Shilin high way to Stone Forest Scenic Area toll gate and keep driving for about 1 kilometer to Stone Forest Scenic Area Visitor Center. The visitor center is about 1 kilometer from the entrance of the scenic area. You can take a sightseeing electric vehicle or walk there.

Bus

Shilin Tourism Express Bus Kunming East Bus Station to Stone Forest Scenic Area Parking Lot

Shilin Bus Kunming East Bus Station to Shilin County Bus Station.

 Changshui Airport Express Bus stops available at Shilin County Bus Station, Shilin Yinruilin International Hotel, and Stone Forest Scenic Area Parking Lot. Please refer the bus schedule from telephone consultation. The trip from Shilin County town to Changshui Airport takes about two and a half hours, trip from Stone Forest Scenic Area to Changshui Airport takes about two hours. Please arrange your schedule to avoid delay.

Bus consultation Tel:

Stone Forest Scenic Area Tourist Center 15721894774

Shilin County Bus Station 0871-67713535

Kunming East Bus Station 0871-63828293, 63836129

Train

It takes over 20 minutes from Kunming South Railway Station (High-Speed Rail Station) to Shilin West Railway Station (High-Speed Rail Station). There are bus No. 66 that runs between Shilin West Railway Station and Shilin County, and bus No. 99 that runs between Shilin West Railway Station and Stone Forest Scenic Area.

Shilin bus consultation: 0871-67790478

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