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How to Get to Stone Forest from Kunming

A is for Kunming downtown and B for Stone Forest Scenic Area

Where is Stone Forest?

: Shilin Town, Shilin County 652211, China

Stone Forest is just 80 km southeast of Kunming in Shilin County, in Yunnan Province. It is only a 2hour drive from Kunming downtown and is commonly said that a visit there without visiting the stone forest is "a waste of time". Walking through the Stone Forest, visitors marvel at the natural stone masterpieces and are bewitched by the intricate formations.

How to get to Stone Forest from Kunming

TopChinaTravel can offer car renting with an experienced driver and a tour guide to take you to Stone Forest from Kunming. It is a private transfer service and is flexible. In addition, if you want to go by public vehicle, it is fine. Here will listed some ways for your reference about the transport from Kunming to Stone Forest Scenic Area.

There are a lot of regular buses departing from Kunming East Coach Station (located at the East 3rd Ring Road area) to the Stone Forest. Buses depart every 20-30 minutes in peak season and about 40 minutes in low season from the station. The journey takes about 2 hours. You should get off at the terminal, then change to a minibus to get to Stone Forest Scenic Area. Be noticed that there are buses heading for Shilin County and Stone Forest Scenic Area, make sure you get on a right bus.

Also, there are Tourist Special Express buses departing from Kunming Railway Station from 10:10 am to 7:10 pm every day. It departs almost every 30 minutes and it costs about RMB 25.

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