A sea of towering powerful limestone pillars rise side-by-side amid lakes, ponds, forests, caves, underground rivers and waterfalls

The Stone Forest, near the city 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.

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  1. Day 1 - Welcome to Beijing

    Day 2 - Special tour - Beijing's past & present

    Day 3 - Personalised Beijing guided tour

  2. Day 4 - Hike the Great Wall of China

  3. Day 5 - Transfer to Kunming

    Day 6 - Stone Forest & Kunming

  4. Day 7 - Napahai Wetlands & Benzilan arrival

    Day 8 - Dongzhulin Monastery & Shuibianhe Valley

    Day 9 - Balagezong Canyon & Nixi Pottery Masterclass

  5. Day 10 - Tea Horse Road to Lijiang ancient town

    Day 11 - Lijiang, Jade Dragon Mountain & Baisha

  6. Day 12 - Shaxi, Shibaoshan Grottoes & Dali

    Day 13 - Zizhou Village & Erhai Lake

    Day 14 - Fly to Beijing

    Day 15 - Return flight to UK

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