“Stone Forest” outside of Kunming


Some guidebooks warned that this is a tourist trap and kind of “cheesy.” I totally disagree, and my trip to the Stone Forest was one of the most enchanting experiences of my last trip to China.


The Discussion: 12 Comments

Oh man. I so agree with you, Richard. The Stone Forest has a special place in my memories. That’s where I turned 21, during a total eclipse of the sun, no less. And I still have some ashes of a dead friend to deliver there. I haven’t been back since that first experience so many years ago. Glad to hear that it still holds some enchantment.

June 8, 2005 @ 11:49 pm | Comment

Nice place, would like to visit this place one day.

June 9, 2005 @ 3:56 am | Comment

Don’t know about nowadays but me and my classmates went there in 1996, it was nice, but the place was strewn with all sorts of smelly rubbish and there piles of excrement around in the forest where tourists had failed to locate the toilets shall we say.

June 9, 2005 @ 4:31 am | Comment

Oh, I’m impressed. I think I’ll go there when I’m in Kmning this September…

June 9, 2005 @ 6:01 am | Comment

Oh, I’m impressed. I think I’ll go there when I’m in Kunming this September…

June 9, 2005 @ 6:02 am | Comment

Paul, it is immaculate now. No rubbish, totally maintained.

June 9, 2005 @ 7:19 am | Comment

That’s good to hear Richard. How come you’re posting about th eStone Forest anyways? Is it a slow newsday today or something?

June 9, 2005 @ 7:30 am | Comment

No, there were lots of other posts as well. I just was looking at the photos and decided I wanted others to see them.

June 9, 2005 @ 7:39 am | Comment

Wow, the sky is blue! Are you sure these photos were taking in China?

June 9, 2005 @ 12:38 pm | Comment

It’s far from the city. In Yunnan, a lot of the sky is blue. You can even breathe the air (but don’t even think of drinking the water).

June 9, 2005 @ 12:41 pm | Comment

Other Lisa, please ignore if this is too private but the ashes you mentioned are not those of Beijing 79 Paul that I was reading about on PAper Tiger (Chinese edition) are they?

What is he doing with himslef these days? Is he still as interested in China as you?

June 10, 2005 @ 3:43 am | Comment

Michael, yes, I’m afraid so. He died about a year after we made that trip to Shanghai.

June 10, 2005 @ 10:36 am | Comment

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