Tulin, literally means earth forest, is a natural landscape composed of earth columns or pillars forming like immense forest. The unique landscape was formed by geological movement and soil erosion one or two million years ago. It is named for its shape like immense and the main composition of the expansion earth.There are three scenic areas, which are Wumao Earth Forest, Langbapu Earth Forest and Banguo Earth Forest. Wumao and Langbapu have been developed as scenic areas. Yuanmou Earth Forest has been more and more popular these years.
Wumao Earth Forest: CNY80
Langbapu Earth Forest: CNY70
Through ticket for both Wumao and Langbapu Earth Forest: CNY100
How to get to Yuanmou from Kunming
Trains are available from Kunming to Yuanmou. It takes about 3 or 4 hours in a fast train.
Long-distance buses are available departing from Kunming Northwest Bus Station.
How to get to the attractions
There are buses from Yuanmou Bus Station to the earth forest. It is very convenient to get to Wumao Earth Forest. There are several buses travelling between Wumao Earth Forest and the bus station. However, there are only one or two buses travelling the station to Langbapu Earth Forest.
Another way to visit these attraction is to rent a car and the driver will drive you there. If you would like to visit both of the earth forests in one day, it’s best to rent a car. The best time to photograph is in afternoon, maybe after 4 pm.
The sunlight is strong there, don’t forget to use sunscreen cream.
The temperature varies greatly between day and night. The temperature of Yuanmou is usually higher than in Kunming.
The scenic area is large. Follow the route for tourists.
Bring enough water because the air is dry in the area. There are few food stores in the scenic area.
Yuanmou Earth Forest