A Forest of Stone, China

As Wikipedia would tell me, the Stone Forest Park in Kunming is a karst formation consisting of rock caves, arches, and pavilions. It is part of the larger karst-based landscape of the area. Also thanks to the wisdom of Wikipedia, I found out that one of the most prominent minority groups in Kunming is the Yi Tribe – an ethnic group living in China, Vietnam, and Thailand. Luckily for me, there are plenty of Yi people working as tour guides within the Stone Forest Park, so I caught a glimpse of the natural beauty of Kunming as well as its cultural vibrance with a visit to the park.

Flowers at the entrance to the Stone Forest

A Yi man adorning the traditional headset for menA Yi woman selling hats in the parkNavigating the Stone Forest Park – it took 1.5 hours to walk just part of the park
An elephant-shaped rock
Yi peopleFlying into Kunming

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