The Stone Forest, near the welcoming city of Kunming, is another of China's huge collection of natural wonders. A sea of towering powerful limestone pillars rise side-by-side amid lakes, ponds, forests, caves, underground rivers and waterfalls, to create a powerful spectacle. The area is explored on a series of winding paths, leading from one breathtaking vista to the next. The entire area was believed to have once been submerged below the sea, but as the waters receded and the ground rose, the extraordinary karst landscape revealed itself, exposing it to the elements that have carved its bizarre rock formations over centuries. The park is split between the Greater and Lesser forests, as well as the quieter Naigu dolomite rock forest.

Kunming is known as the City of Eternal Spring thanks to its temperate year-round climate and attractive blooming flowers. The highlights include the attractive central lake park and some impressive temples.

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Journey through the Yunnan province, admire stunning landscapes and enjoy privileged cultural experiences as you go behind the scenes on the old Tea Horse …

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  1. Day 1 - Fly to Beijing

    Day 2 - Welcome to Beijing

    Day 3 - Special tour - Beijing's past & present

    Day 4 - At leisure or optional tours

  2. Day 5 - Hike the Great Wall of China

  3. Day 6 - Transfer to Kunming

    Day 7 - Stone Forest & Kunming

  4. Day 8 - Napahai Wetlands & Benzilan arrival

    Day 9 - Dongzhulin Monastery & Shuibianhe Valley

    Day 10 - Balagezong Canyon & Nixi Pottery Masterclass

  5. Day 11 - Tea Horse Road to Lijiang ancient town

    Day 12 - Lijiang, Jade Dragon Mountain & Baisha

  6. Day 13 - Shaxi, Shibaoshan Grottoes & Dali

    Day 14 - Zizhou Village & Erhai Lake

  7. Day 15 - Return to Beijing

    Day 16 - Return flight to UK

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