Shilin Stone Forest

Shilin Stone Forest

Shilin Stone Forest. Around 270 million years ago, the area, which spans nearly 200 square miles, was underwater, and the sea floor was covered with limestone sediment. Gradually, the seabed rose and the water dried up. As rain and wind eroded the weaker rock, the stronger limestone spires began to take shape. Now they rise skyward, surrounded by leafy trees.

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