Xu, Guocai: Stone forest, first wonder in the world and beautiful scenery infatuated. In: Karst landscape and cave tourism.
Edited by Linhua Song; Huaiyuan Ting, China environmental science press, 249p., 188-191, 1993.
The Lunan Stone Forest in Yunnan Province is the most famous karstic scene in the world. In an area of 912km2; with vast distribution of carbonate rocks, developed several dozens of karst features where the Major, Minor and Naigu Stone Forests are the most magnificent. The stone columns with great variety of shapes, are usually 20-40m high, some may reach 50m. The stone parths wind up and down and up to top. In these big and small stone forests, there are over 80 scenic spots and some other scenery in stone forest area will be developed. Many karst caves have been discovered including Zhiyun cave, Jibailongdong cave, Dieyun cave and Shimalonggong (Shima dragon palace) etc. All of them are magnificent and beautiful. Great types of chemical deposits are small but exquisite, some colourful, some snowwhite.
Source : IGU KC
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