Stone Forest (Shi Lin)
The Stone Forest is situated in the Lunan
Yu Autonomous County 126 kilometers southeast of Kunming.
A typical karst formation, the Stone Forest covers an area
of more than three hundred square kilometres. Scientific research
has shown that what is now the Stone Forest was 270 million
years ago an immense expanse of water with a vast stretch
of limestone sediment formed over the years on the seafloor.
As a result of the crustal movement, the seabed rose gradually
and a large piece of land thus came into being. Exposed to
rains and winds, eroded by the elements, the thrtist-up limestone
ranges were shaped bv time. About 200 million vears ago numerous
stone peaks, pillars, and stalagmites rose abruptly from the
ground and towered into the sky, extending now as far as the
eye can see, looking like a vast forest of stone, hence the
name "the Stone Forest".
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