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The Stone Forest, known as the "First Wonder of the World" for its natural landscape was formed by Karst two million to thirty mullion years ago…

The Stone Forest, known as the "First Wonder of the World" for its natural landscape was formed by Karst two million to thirty mullion years ago. The Stone Forest was firstly found in Lunan Yi Autonomous County about 100 kilometers from Kunming. It covers an area of 2,670 square kilometers and is divided into several scenic areas with names like Greater Stone Forest, Lesser Stone forest, Outer Stone Forest, Underground Stone Forest, Stone Forest Lake, and Da Dieshui Fall. Due to a process of weathering and erosion, nature has created an art gallery of stone sculpture here. The Forest was contains peaks, pillars, stalagmites, depressions, underground rivers, and caves. The Stone Forest is also the home to Sani people, a branch of the industrious and brave Yi minority. As born singers and dancers, the Sani people are also skilled in embroidery. On the 24th of the sixth lunar month, the Stone Forest attracts large crowds of visitors from at home and abroad who come to join the Sani people in celebrating the Torch Festival…

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