Kunming Stone Forest Scenic Area, also known as Yunnan Stone Forest, is located in Kunming Shilin Yi Autonomous County, 78 km away from the capital of Yunnan Province, Kunming. The area is 350 square kilometers. Kunming Stone Forest Scenic Area is mainly developed as a tourist area: Stone Forest Scenic Area, Black Pine Rock Scenic Area, Feilong Waterfall Scenic Area and Changhu Scenic Area.
Kunming Stone Forest Scenic Spot has been named "World Geopark" by UNESCO and "World Natural Heritage Scenic Spot". In 1982, it was approved by the State Council as one of the first batch of state-level key scenic spots. It is a national 5A-level scenic spot and a national civilized scenic spot.
About 300 million years ago, the Stone Forest Scenic Area in Kunming was a vast country. After a long geological evolution, it finally formed a very precious geological relic, covering many types of karst landforms on the earth.
As early as in the forty-second year of Wanli in the Ming Dynasty (1614), Wang Liang of Lunan Zhizhou opened Zhiyun Cave in Shilin as a scenic spot and erected a stele of Zhiyun Cave.
In 1931, the stone forest scenic spot in Kunming was officially built.
In April 1, 1978, Shilin scenic spot began to carry out ticketing tours for Chinese and foreign tourists.
Since 1931, after 82 years of construction and development, Kunming Stone Forest Scenic Area has become a national AAAAA class tourist attraction.
Kunming Shilin Scenic Spot is located in Shilin Yi Autonomous County, Kunming City, Yunnan Province, 78 kilometers away from the provincial capital of Kunming, Kunming-Shilin Highway only takes 50 minutes to travel. The longitude of Kunming Shilin scenic spot is 103 degrees 30 "and latitude is 24 degrees 81".
Kunming Stone Forest Scenic Spot climate is a subtropical low latitude plateau monsoon climate, the annual average temperature of about 16 degrees Celsius, no cold in winter, no hot summer in summer, like spring.
The second-class protected plants are: Toona sinensis, Yunnan camphor wood, cedar, beech, Magnolia officinalis, Eucommia ulmoides, pteridophyte, etc. The second-class protected plants are: small fruit candle, lacquer; The provincial protected plants are: Dian fragrant wood, tea tree, Mahong kong, Echinacea and so on.
The main wild animals are: pangolin, civet, muntjac, hawk, myrtle, pheasant, thrush, woodpecker, white-bellied pheasant, magpie, rabbit, jiujieling, squirrel, toad and bamboo, green snake, lizard and so on.