Group dancing for exercise is common all over China
On Nanping pedestrian street in Kunming. The new government building is the background.
One of the vivid reflections of the old scenes of life on Nanping Street
A mother and child observing one of the statues on Nanping Street in Kunming
This statue reflecting the old ways is called carrying water
Another view of carrying water with the new government building in the background
Ths statue of mother and baby has been referred to as selling crying.
Another view of "selling crying"
Showing the old ways on Nanping Street through art
Sign giving some of the backgound of the Stone Forest Park and UNESCO and the Stone Forest
A Sani woman in traditional dress. The Sani are a branch of the Yi people, one of hte ethic groups in China
Some of the beautiful flowers at the entrance to the Stone Forest Park
A wider view of the circle of flowers at the entrance to the Stone Forest Park
First view of the stone "trees"
Near the entrance to the Stone Forest
Map of the Stone Forest
A family resting before their walk through the Stone Forest
According to legend, the forest is the birthplace of Ashima who was a beautiful girl of the Yi people. After falling in love, she was forbidden to marry her chosen suitor and instead turned into a stone in the forest that still bears her name.
The Stone Forest is a particular tourist attraction for both international and Chinese tourists,
The varied beauty of the Stone Forest
A forest view