On your first day of arrival, you can get familiar with the city by visiting the gorgeous Green Lake and strolling along the lakeshore. You’ll visit the magnificent Stone Forest and Jiuxiang Cave the next day to marvel at the amazing workmanship created by nature.
Upon arrival at the Kunming International Airport, you’ll be picked up by your local guide and transferred to a nice hotel in the city. You’ll start exploring the city by visiting the gorgeous Green Lake first. You can take a leisurely stroll around the lakeside adorned by an array of charming teahouses and small boutiques selling handicrafts and beautiful local paintings. If time permits, you can embark on a city sightseeing tour to get your bearings.
After breakfast, you’ll be chauffeured to the Stone Forest scenic area located 90 kilometers to the south of Kunming. Due to a process of weathering and erosion, nature has created an art gallery of limestone sculpture there. You’ll be amazed to discover the striking resemblance between the stones there and trees, animals and even fungi. The quintessential karst landscape will make every visitor lost in wonder. Altogether, you’ll explore a variety of bewitching landscapes including the Greater Stone Forest, the Lesser Stone Forest, the Naigu Stone Forest, the Zhiyun Cave, the Long Lake, the Da Dieshui Waterfall and the Qifeng Cave.
You’ll be delivered to visitJiuxiang Cave after lunch, which is situated about 40 kilometers from the Stone Forest and is easily accessible. Enjoying a history of 60 million years and being the largest complex of Karst caves in China, Jiuxiang Cave Scenic Area is veritably reputed as ‘the Museum of Karst Caves’. You will be constantly reminded of the power of time and forces of nature when exploring a multitude of spectacular landscapes such as limestone formation covered with lush plants, stalactites and stalagmites with various shapes, underground stone forest hanging upside down from the top of the cave, as well as two stunning waterfalls creating a deafening sound.
The journey comes to an end. You’ll be chauffeured to the airport, where you can head for your next destination.
If travel to Yuanyang, please check this itinerary: 5 Days Kunming—Yuanyang rice terraces tour Day 1. Airport pickup to Kunming Hotel. Stay in Kunming. Day 2. Lunan Stone Forestand Jiuxiang Scenic Spot.. stay in Kunming. The guide is meeting you at the hotel and drive to Jiuxing Scenic Spot, You can star more..
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] by Vadakke Matham,05/13/2014