Stone forest at Kunming, Yunnan, China
The Stone Forest was formed by karsts about two to thirty million years ago. The Forest contains peaks, pillars, stalagmites, depressions, underground rivers, and caves. The fantastic stone pinnacles rising abruptly from the ground resemble a huge, dense forest. Many of the stone pinnacles are associated with legends.
Every year, around the 24th and 25th day of the sixth lunar month, the Sani people gather in the Stone Forest to celebrate the “Torch Festival.” Visitors are welcome to enjoy the folk dances and the wrestling competitions of the Sani youngsters.