A Forest of Stone, Kunming China

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As Wikipedia would tell me, the Stone Forest Park in Kunming is a karst formation consisting of rock caves, arches, and pavilions. It is part of the larger karst-based landscape of the area. Also thanks to the wisdom of Wikipedia, I found out that one of the most prominent minority groups in Kunming is the Yi Tribe - an ethnic group living in China, Vietnam, and Thailand. Luckily for me, there are plenty of Yi people working as tour guides within the Stone Forest Park, so I caught a glimpse of the natural beauty of Kunming as well as its cultural vibrance with a visit to the park.

Flowers at the entrance to the Stone Forest
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A Yi woman selling hats in the parkStone Forest_Kunming China
Navigating the Stone Forest Park - it took 1.5 hours to walk just part of the park
Stone Forest_Kunming ChinaStone Forest_Kunming ChinaAn elephant-shaped rock
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  1. I'm so glad you posted more photos of the stone forest! I've been intrigued since you posted the aerial shot :)

  2. thanks Ashley, someone else suggested I do so after the last post as well. I'm glad you like them!

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