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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