One thing not to miss near Kunming is the Stone Forrest, an extraordinary limestone formation.
On the way there our minibus stopped at a jewelry shop.
At the Stone Forrest, as with many tourist destinations, there’s a massive car park, and everything is well organised. You are taken to the formations on a buggy.
Our guide that day was a sweet girl with fairly limited English. She seemed to be anxious that she didn’t lose us in the crowds of Chinese tourists, and followed us about everywhere, with her flag.
The formations were extensive, and impressive.
Various minority groups were represented in the grounds.
In a clearing, one group performed a dance.
On the way back into Kunming, we stopped at a place where there was a tea demonstration.
The ‘wheels’ in the picture above are made of tea. The demonstration consisted of lots of pouring and slurping of three different types of tea in very small cups, and afterwards you can buy the tea. We bought some white tea in a tin.
Then it was on to the tourist shopping mall.
All sorts of things were on sale.