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Wonders of the World: Shilin Stone Forest in China

In the south-western China‘s Yunnan Province, is a unique place – Shilin Stone Forest. It is often “the first miracle of the Middle Kingdom.”

According to scientists, the Stone Forest was formed over 200 million years ago. Earlier this place was located the sea, and settled thick layers of limestone. But as a result of tectonic movements of rocks came to the surface. Year after year, water and wind gave more refined form of these stones, turning some into shapes resembling animals, birds and even humans.

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