Stone Forest Stargazing
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Last updated: 03/12/2009
Arrive in time to see the sun set at this unique âforestâ made up of limestone rock formations, some resembling petrified trees, others taking on the most unique and bizarre shapes.
Kunming - Stone ForestOn arrival in Kunming, you'll picked up by our local representative and taken the Stone Forest. You'll stay at the Stone Forest hotel, a very basic hotel and the only hotel in the park. Do not expect a luxurious stay; see this rather as an opportunity to spend the night in a unique location. After you've dropped off your baggage at your hotel you can go explore the park. If you don't want to get stuck in the masses of Chinese tourists, visit the outer forest first. Towards the evening it will become more peaceful and quiet in the park and you'll be able to visit the more popular parts of the park without encountering other tourists. If you would like to receive more information on the origin of the forest, as well as be assured that you will be able to find your way through the park, there are official park guides available to take you on a tour through the park for 18 Euros (180 Yuan). Your guide will stay by your side for approximately 3 hours and will be able to show your rock formations that resemble particular animals or other figures. Some of the figures you'll recognize easily, others will take some creative imagination to discover. After the tour you'll be able to find your own way through the park effortlessly. If the weather is clear you'll have a lovely view of the sunset from the Whole View Pavilion.
You can either choose to stay in the hotel for dinner or leave the park to find a restaurant elsewhere. There are several stores and restaurants just outside of the park. The park will remain open all evening and guards will allow you to return to the park to return to your hotel.
Stone Forest - Kunming Even if you don't particularly enjoy waking up early in the morning, you may want to give it a try for this morning. Find a nice spot in the park to sit down and enjoy the spectacular sunrise! Gradually the contours of the forest will become visible through the first sunrays. At this early time of day you'll be the only people around in the park and it will feel as if you're the last people on earth.
Between 9 and 10 the first busses with tourists will arrive and you can decide to walk through the outer forest. Depending on the time of your flight you'll be taken back to Kunming airport around noon, where this module will finish.
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- Transport and accommodation
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- Meals and drinks, entrance park
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