Kunming Stone Forest or Shilin

Shilin (Stone Forest) UNESCO Global Geopark is situated in China’s Yunnan Province and covers 350 km2 of karst geology that includes a ‘stone forest’ important to the indigenous community and geo-tourists alike. Since 2007, two parts of the site, the Naigu Stone Forest (乃古石林) and Suogeyi Village (所各邑村), have been UNESCO World Heritage Sites as part of the South China Karst

in pic. Dr. Das BikashKali at Shilin

The indigenous Sani People of Yi have lived in the Shilin UNESCO Global Geopark for more than 2,000 years and are closely bound to the karst landscape. Their widely loved epic Ashima and a suite of other cherished cultural elements have spread across China. The rich culture combines with the stone forest in a harmony that celebrates geoheritage.

Ms. Bao Jihong (the coordinator of Shilin UGGp), email: [email protected]

tel.: +86-138-8894-7701

http://shilingeopark.com/public/park/zh-CHS/index.html