30.09.2013 - 30.09.2013 30 °C
Here are some photos from the day we spent at the stone forest. It was a bit of a hike to get there, taking 3 to 4 hours each way from central Kumning, and involving two city busses to get to the East bus station and then a local bus from there to get to Shilin. The entry
fee (about $30 each) was also more than we paid for any other tourist attraction in China, but we had read up about it and were prepared for it. Yes, it was mega touristy, and that seems a bit crazy, all just to look at a bunch of rocks...but they were pretty special looking rocks, and there were also heaps of nice big butterflies, so we were both happy.
We found some out of the way paths through the persimmon groves and macadamia orchard and also had fun exploring some of the old paths that are now supposed to be cordonned off (if you approach from the wrong end they are not) We actually could have spent more time playing around on the rocks - but didn't want to miss the rush back to Kumning on the last busses for the day.