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Stone Forest

The Stone Forest, or Shilin (石林 shílín), comprises impressive limestone formations in Yunnan Province that are believed to be more than 270 million years old. According to a legend, Ashima, a beautiful girl of the Yi people, was turned into one of the stones here when she was forbidden to marry her chosen suitor.

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Michael Yamashita

Michael Yamashita is an award-winning photographer who has been shooting for National Geographic magazine for more than 30 years. He specialized in Asia after spending seven years in the region following his graduation from Wesleyan University.