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Kunming Day Trip to Stone Forest and Yuantong Monastery

Kunming Day Trip to Stone Forest and Yuantong Monastery

From US$ 266 per person

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.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • Private vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Tips
  • Drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Vegetarian food is available.
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Overall rating

4 /5

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Review summary

  • Value for money
    3/5
  • Service
    4/5
  • Organization
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too expensive. Guide great, place also fantastic

I don't think it's nice that you have to pay so much more as an individual. I wanted to go with a group, but I couldn't. The booking cost me more than 5 nights in the 5-stene hotel. ?? !! My guide was super nice and well organized. I really liked the tour itself.

July 31, 2017

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