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Album 1: Beijing and the Great Wall | Album 2: Xian and the Terracotta Army | Album 3: Guilin and the Lijiang | Album 4: Kunming and the Stone Forest | Album 5: Chongqing, an overnight stop | Album 6: Yangtze River and the Three Gorges | Album 7: Wuhan: Museums and a quiet lake | Album 8: Hangzhou: Prosperity, tea, and a monastery | Album 9: Wuzhen, an ancient canal town | Album 10: Suzhou: Silk, canals and gardens | Album 11: Shanghai: 16 million people, pet crickets and a museum the shape of a turtle. | Album 12: There and back: Airports

Album 4: Kunming and the Stone Forest

Kunming is where tourists go to see the "Stone Forests" which are actually a long drive from the city. But on the way you see gum trees beside the road, which is good for us Australians. Our group of seven had several untimetabled hours to fill because of a change in flight times, and we opted to spend it without our guide in Kunming's Grandview Park, a beautiful and peaceful place, probably my favourite spot on our Chinese tour.
From the car park at the Stone Forest
From the car park at the Stone Forest
Minority ladies at the Stone Forest
"Minority" ladies at the Stone Forest
Film cameras are in the minority
Film cameras are in the minority
Pool in the stone forest
Pool in the stone forest
In the stone forest
In the stone forest
In the stone forest
In the stone forest
Flowers among the rocks
Flowers among the rocks
View from the top
View from the top
On the hill above the Stone Forest
On the hill above the Stone Forest
Ornamental pool, Stone Forest
Ornamental pool, Stone Forest
Old Kunming-Hanoi railway
Old Kunming-Hanoi railway
Modern electrified line above, old metre-gauge line below
Modern electrified line above, old metre-gauge line below
Kittens for sale, Kunming
Kittens for sale, Kunming
Kunming Kebabs
Kunming Kebabs
Open air market, Kunming
Open air market, Kunming
Pet lizards for sale, Kunming market
Pet lizards for sale, Kunming market
Pug for sale
Pug for sale
Crabs, aren' t they?
Crabs, aren' t they?
Flower seller
Flower seller
Sign at Grandview Park entrance
Sign at Grandview Park entrance
By the lake in Grandview Park
By the lake in Grandview Park
Lake's edge, Grandview Park
Lake's edge, Grandview Park
Lotus Blossom
Lotus Blossom
Offerings
Offerings
Grandview Park
Grandview Park
Grandview Park, Kunming
Grandview Park, Kunming
From the tower, Grandview Park
From the tower, Grandview Park
From the tower, Grandview Park
From the tower, Grandview Park
Ornamental Bridge, Grandview Park
Ornamental Bridge, Grandview Park
Salvia and Bridge
Salvia and Bridge
Reflections
Reflections
In the same pond
In the same pond
Beside the lake
Beside the lake
Beside the lake
Beside the lake
Dancing lesson in the park
Dancing lesson in the park
Exercise in Grandview Park, Kunming
Exercise in Grandview Park, Kunming
Musician playing to nobody in particular
Musician playing to nobody in particular
Look at the musical notation!
Look at the musical notation!
Pavilion in Grandview Park
Pavilion in Grandview Park
Australian Tourists
Australian Tourists
From the bridge to the pavilion
From the bridge to the pavilion
Hired electric boat
Hired electric boat
Calligraphy demonstration
Calligraphy demonstration
Pavilion and garden
Pavilion and garden
Fast food, Grandview Park
Fast food, Grandview Park
Decisions, decisions!
Decisions, decisions!
In the bonsai garden
In the bonsai garden
Bonsai section, Grandview Park
Bonsai section, Grandview Park
Bonsai child and family
Bonsai child and family
Boy with a toy car and watchful parents
Boy with a toy car and watchful parents
Useful sign
Useful sign
Workmen in Grandview Park
Workmen in Grandview Park
Kunming housing from the 1970s
Kunming housing from the 1970s
Street scene, old (70s) Kunming
Street scene, old (70s) Kunming
Vicki, our guide in Kunming
Vicki, our guide in Kunming
Solar heating popular and conspicuous
Solar heating popular and conspicuous