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Stone Forest

The stone forest, about two hours' drive from Kunming, is a UNESCO-listed site, with many limestone pillars and stalagmites poking out of the green hillsides. Its distinctive landscape is worth seeing, but can be crowded with tourists at peak times as over three million people visit every year. You can avoid the masses by going in the morning or early evening, and avoiding weekends and Chinese public holidays.

Information & Facts

Language

The official language is Mandarin Chinese, but there are hundreds of local dialects.

Money

The currency used in China is the Renminbi Yuan (CNY). The Yuan is divided into 10 chiao/jiao or 100 fen. Make sure you exchange your leftover Yuan before returning home because this currency can be exchanged only within China's borders. Travellers cheques, preferably in US Dollars, and foreign cash can be exchanged in cities at the Bank of China. Banks are closed weekends. The larger hotels and the special 'Friendship Stores' designed for foreigners will accept most western currencies for purchases. Major credit cards are accepted in the main cities at various establishments, but outside the major cities acceptance is limited. ATMs are scarce outside the main cities.

Opening Times

9am to 6pm

Time

Local time is GMT +8.

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