in Yunnan Sheng, China

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
24.819 and 103.332 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 24° 49' 7" and E 103° 19' 56"
Currency and Currency Code:
Yuan Renminbi - CNY
Spoken languages:
Chinese, Uighur, Zhuang
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 12:45 AM (Monday)
Timezone: Asia/Shanghai
UTC/GMT offset: 8 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:44 am and 7:29 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-25.656 and -70.646 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for China in Eastern Asia

Safety Score: 3,4 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to China.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning China. Last Update: 2024-04-14 08:21:28

Delve into Shilin

Shilin in Yunnan Sheng with it's 55,000 habitants is a city located in China about 1,288 mi (or 2,073 km) south-west of Beijing, the country's capital town.

Current time in Shilin is now 12:45 AM (Monday). The local timezone is named Asia / Shanghai with an UTC offset of 8 hours. We know of 4 airports closer to Shilin, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in China is Kunming Wujiaba International Airport in a distance of 39 mi (or 62 km), West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. It's Chengjiang Fossil Site in a distance of 25 mi (or 40 km), South-West. In need of a room? We compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

Since you are here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Beidacun Xiaozhai, Lufu, Weize, Majie and Goujie. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 30°C / 85 °F

Morning Temperature 16°C / 60 °F
Evening Temperature 28°C / 82 °F
Night Temperature 20°C / 67 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 16%
Air Pressure 1008 hPa
Wind Speed Moderate breeze with 12 km/h (7 mph) from East
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 7% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Monday, 15th of April 2024

30°C (87 °F)
20°C (67 °F)
Few clouds, fresh breeze.

Tuesday, 16th of April 2024

30°C (85 °F)
21°C (69 °F)
Light rain, fresh breeze, few clouds.

Wednesday, 17th of April 2024

30°C (87 °F)
20°C (68 °F)
Scattered clouds, fresh breeze.

Hotels and Places to Stay

Shilin Yinruilin international Hotel

1,1 mi
No.6 Ruilin Road(Stone Forest Park Shilin County)
652200 Kunming

Time Information

Checkout: 13:59 - Checkin: 06:00
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


5,8 mi
652200 KUNMING

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Kunming, Yunnan, Shilin Steinwald - China Travel Channel

Published: April 17, 2012
Length: 12:24 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: myVideoMedia GmbH English see below [dt.] Der Steinwald Shilin --China Der Steinwald Shilin - 石林 - oder auch Shilin Yizu Zizhixian - 石林彝族自治县 - liegt südöstlich...

Shilin, Kunming, Yunnan China

Published: March 17, 2014
Length: 58:50 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Michael Guidone

After our visit to the Shilin Stone Forest we stopped for lunch at a local restaurant. One of our other travelers shared some rice wine with other patrons. In return they sang some songs for...

The Sani Greeting

Published: January 23, 2013
Length: 52:30 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: cndoz

Musicians and dancers from the Sani minority tribe greeting visiting dignatories to the Stone Forest near Shilin in Yunnan Province in S.W. China.

Stone Forest China part 9 石林 - 外石林(2) day 7 - 16 ( Yunnan )

Published: May 05, 2011
Length: 06:47 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Porkat Koh


Stone Forest China part 6 石林 - 千鈞一髮 day 7 - 13 ( Yunnan )

Published: May 05, 2011
Length: 50:30 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Porkat Koh


Stone Forest China part 1 石林 - 入園 day 7 - 8 ( Yunnan )

Published: May 03, 2011
Length: 34:41 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Porkat Koh


Stone Forest China part 7 石林 - 石林勝境 day 7 - 14 ( Yunnan )

Published: May 05, 2011
Length: 30:02 min
Rating: 1 of 5
Author: Porkat Koh


Stone Forest China part 4 石林 - 彝族舞蹈 day 7 - 11 ( Yunnan )

Published: May 04, 2011
Length: 55:37 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Porkat Koh


Stone Forest China part 3 石林 - 小石林 day 7 - 10 ( Yunnan )

Published: May 04, 2011
Length: 39:08 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Porkat Koh



Published: November 28, 2013
Length: 18:08 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: 世界遺産探検家

中国世界遺産「中国南部のカルスト」 World Heritage Sites in China「South China Karst」 世界遺産1000以上162ヶ国を目指すプロジェクト『世界遺産探検家』...

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Stone Forest

The Stone Forest or Shilin is a notable set of limestone formations located in Shilin Yi Autonomous County, Yunnan Province, People's Republic of China, near Shilin approximately 120 km from the provincial capital Kunming. The tall rocks seem to emanate from the ground in the manner of stalagmites, with many looking like petrified trees thereby creating the illusion of a forest made of stone.

Located at 24.8253, 103.324 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Geography of Yunnan, Yi people, Rock formations, Global Geoparks Network members, Visitor attractions in Yunnan, AAAAA-rated tourist attractions, Geoparks in China

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Shilin Zhen, 石林镇, Shilin, Шилин, Каменный лес, 石林