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  1. China
  2. Yunnan
  3. Kunming
  4. Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park

Kunming Day Trip to Stone Forest and Yuantong Monastery

Product ID: 74861
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Stone Forest is the well-known site near Kunming, and Yuantong Monastery is the oldest temple in Kunming. This private day trip will let you explore Stone Forest and Yuantong Monastery around Kunming.
About this activity
Duration 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Your hotel lobby centrally located in Kunming
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the well-known Stone Forest
  • Visit the oldest temple, Yuantong Monastery in Kunming
  • Learn the local minority culture in Stone Forest
Full description
At 08:00, you guide will meet you in the hotel lobby of centrally located Kunming hotels. You will first be transferred to visit Yuantong Monastery, the oldest Buddhist temple in Kunming, with a history spanning more than 1200 years. The construction of the monastery is Chinese architectural gem to take advantage of hill view to indulge into gardens, pool and pavilions etc. The monastery is the seat of Avalokitesvara,  you can view various sculptures of Buddha here.

From there you will take a two-hour ride to the Stone Forest, which is a well-known World Heritage site. Stone Forest (Shilin, in Chinese) is a remarkable Karst geography, covering an area of 400 square kilometers, and includes both large and small stone forests. The Stone Forest consists of three parts: Major Stone Forest, Minor Stone Forest and Naigu Stone Forest. The natural climate made the magnificent, strange and astonish landscape in the past millions years. Nowadays there are countless various formations including animals, plants, and even human figures that can be found here. Lunch, served in a local restaurant, is included. 

Finally, you will be transferred back to your hotel, where the day trip concludes. Please note that visiting sequences might be changed as per local traffic.
  • Private vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
What’s Not Included
  • Tips
  • Drinks

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
Vegetarian food is available.
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Product ID: 74861