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Stone Forest in Kunming, Yunnan

Date: 4/8/2008 1:18:00 AM by Carl Tags: Stone Forest

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Karst formations are formed when rock, typically limestone, is dissolved away by water, creating distinct shapes out of the stone. About 80 miles southeast of Kunming, the capital city of Yunan, an abundance of these formations can be found. The limestone cliffs are collectively known as the Stone Forest, or Shilin. Almost three hundred million years ago, the Stone Forest lay under water. The r

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