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By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 09/11/2014 11:04 AM EDT on LiveScience
加 拿大经典的秋色一般在9月底就开始来临。由于日照时间变短，在一个月的时间里，大自然发生了明显的色彩变化。整个加拿大就像被一支巨大的画笔扫过他的森林 和原野，那里夏季浓郁得醉人的绿色一点点褪去，各种暖色出现在所有植物的叶子上，差不多十几天的时间，到10月底，各种色彩就开始燃烧起来。那种秋色给人 带来的铺天盖地无处不在的震撼。这种震撼是世界上其他地方的秋色难以比拟的，让人很难无动于衷。
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The Shilin stone forest has been a major attraction for thousands of years, and a source of local myths and legend. It is an amazing place to visit, and sees many tourists eager to see the majestic rock formation 'growing' out of the ground. The area is full of caves, springs and underwater streams and rivers to explore.
Imagine a forest full of trees. Now imagine all the trees are actually rocks, 'growing' out of the ground, some of them as old as 270 million years, over an area of 96,000 acres.
The Ashima rock is the most famous formation in the stone forest. An ancient legend claims that the forest is the birthplace of Ashima, a beautiful girl of the Yi people. She had fallen in love but was forbidden to pursue it, and instead was turned to stone in the forest that still bears her name. Each year, on June 24th, the locals celebrate the 'torch festival', which includes folk dancing and wrestling competitions.
Karst rock is made of limestone, and this rocky landscape is filled with secret caves and sinkholes, due to undergrounds streams slowly eroding the rock and creating fascinating new structures, so no rock is like the other.
The rocks eroded by the streams seem to 'grow' out of the ground.
The tallest rock reaches almost 100 feet (30 meters), according to lonely planet.
The Shilin Stone forest is actually only a part of a larger landscape of rocks, the South China Karst.
South China is known for having the most complex and fascinating karst landscapes in the world.
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