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The Stone Forest Scenic Area

The Stone Forest Scenic Area is located in Shilin County, 89 kilometers from Kunming. The area, covering 350 square kilometers, is the highest karst terrain in the world and a national scenic area in China. In the scenic area one can see stone forest, known as "No. 1 wonder under heaven." The Sani people, a branch of the Yi ethnic group, live in the area.

Unique natural sights and Sani folklore are characteristics of the Stone Forest Scenic Area. Tourists can visit Sani villages, buy folk embroidery handicrafts of the Sani people, and watch folk dances in the evening. Torch Festival of the Yi falls on the 24th day of the sixth lunar month. On that day, grand celebrations are held.


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