These huge milestones
were created almost 270 million years ago due to natural phenomena.
into gigantic petrified trees, covering an area of 350 sq. km and
it is divided into the following scenic
Greater & Lesser Stone Forests - also known as the Lizijing Stone
Forest Naigu Stone Forest Zhiyun Cave Lake Chang Lake Yue Dadie Waterfall Qifeng Cave
Stone Forest National Park is found just outside Kunming in China’s
Lunan Yi Autonomous province and is open daily, between 8:30AM and 6:00PM.
In order to enter, you have to pay a small fee while 3 to 4 hours are
needed to view some of the most interesting rock formations and some areas of
the dense forest in both Major Stone Forest and Small Stone Forest and Naigu
Ashima’s rock (a beautiful Yi lady who was kidnapped and drowned herself
in the river of the forest because of losing her love partner -old chinese legend-)
is situated in the Small Stone Forest,
and is considered a sacred symbol of hope and freedom among the Yi people.
that, a lot of primitive art is still in evidence on some of the stones.