Explore Kunming 昆明 # Yunnan – China

Today, we will touring in Kunming and it’s only two of us. Our guide is very nice and very pretty. We will visit Stone Forest 石林 and Colorful Yunnan 七彩云南.

Stone Forest 石林

Credit: Wikipedia

The Stone Forest or Shilin 石林 is a notable set of limestone formations about 500 km2 located in Shilin Yi Autonomous CountyYunnan Province, People’s Republic of China, near Shilin approximately 90 km (56 mi) from the provincial capital Kunming.

The tall rocks seem to arise from the ground in a manner somewhat reminiscent of stalagmites, or with many looking like petrified trees, thereby creating the illusion of a forest made of stone. Since 2007, two parts of the site, the Naigu Stone Forest (乃古石林) and Suogeyi Village (所各邑村), have been UNESCO World Heritage Sites as part of the South China Karst. The site is classified as a AAAAA-class tourist site.

This place is beautiful and from upstairs, you can see the stone spread everywhere just like forest.

The place is quiet large and you need to walk for sometime. There’s a local dance show after you finish the touring on the way to go out.

From Stone Forest, we go to Colorful Yunnan 七彩云南. This is where we can see culture and all about Yunnan.

Then after dinner, our guide send us to train station. I heard that we will ride sleeper train and this is my first time to ride sleeper train. And we fill awkward and don’t know what to do.

We have other 4 guests with us so we are 6 people in one room. There’s a small sink in front of the room.

Because the other 4 thinks that we are foreigner and feel awkward, they let us to use the lower bunkbed. Actually, I can’t sleep. Because feels strange to be in one room with foreigner. This is the first time I use bunk bed.

Summer Holiday Yunnan 云南 Trip # Yunnan – China

I didn’t go back home this summer holiday, and my friend, VV ask me if we want to take some tour to other province. We decided to go to to Beijing Tour BTG office, located near Guomao. My friend “A” take his parents to tour using this agent, and he said it’s good.

Actually, I forgot where is the office located because I heard that it’s moved. That time when I visit the office, they are in renovation.

After looking for some tour package, we decided to go to Yunnan 云南 because the date is suitable for us and I heard Yunnan 云南 is very beautiful. We take Kunming 昆明 – Dali 大理 – Li Jiang 丽江 – Shangrila 香格里拉 Tour for 9 days tour with price RMB 5.500/person.

We depart from our dorm at evening, to take flight to Kunming 昆明 at night. If I’m not wrong, our flight is at 21:00, China Eastern and will arrive at Kunming 昆明 at 00:50 the next day. Arrive at the airport, there’s staff from BTG agent that waiting for us at the airport and help us to check-in.

waiting room

Arrive in Kunming 昆明, our guide has already waiting for us at the arrival. Then we go to hotel to rest.

This tour agent has very good service. We stay at 4* hotel.