The Stone Forest is a well-known site world natural heritage near Kunming, and the Bamboo Temple is the first Buddhism temple in Kunming. This private day trip will let you explore both sites with a local guide from Kunming.
At 8 am, you guide will meet you in the hotel lobby of your centrally located Kunming hotel. Firstly you will be transferred to visit Bamboo Temple, the first Buddhism temple in Yunnan Province with a history more than 1000 years. The construction of the monastery is Chinese architectural gem to take advantage of hill view to indulge into bamboos, gardens and pavilions etc. The monastery is well-known for the 500 arhats sculptures. Then you will take one-hour ride to Stone Forest which is a well-known site of World Heritage. Stone Forest (Shilin, in Chinese) is a remarkable Karst geography, covering an area of 400 square kilometers, and includes both large and small stone forests. The Stone Forest consists of three parts: Major Stone Forest, Minor Stone Forest and Naigu Stone Forest. The natural climate made the magnificent, strange and astonish landscape in the past millions years. Nowadays there are countless various formations including animals, plants, and even human figures that can be found here. Lunch is included at local restaurant today. Later, you will be transferred back to your hotel where the day trip concludes. Note: Visiting sequence might be changed as per local traffic.