Even though the province of Yunnan in the southwest of China, it is one of the country’s poorest regions. The Stone Forest of Shilin, whose bizarre rock formations rise up to 30 metres into the sky, is one of the country’s most beautiful natural treasures.
Erosion formed Yunnan’s amazing natural works of art while the earth’s crust began almost imperceptibly to rise, moving the forest’s pinnacles higher into the sky.
The Chinese created some extremely descriptive names for the various rocky areas of Yunnan Shilin such as ‘The Cluster of Pinnacles That Supports the Sky’, just one of many colorful names given to the rock formations.
During special holidays, the landscape is an atmospheric backdrop for the traditional wrestling and bullfights of the Sani people.
The exceptional natural splendor and breathtaking diversity of the amazing natural trees of stone have transformed Shilin into one of China's most amazing and dramatic sightseeing destinations.