Shuangqiahe Town, Jinnan District
located in Baocheng Village
This truly remarkable museum is located South of Beijing about 30 minutes by high speed train. The facilities include a quality hotel, large garden area, Lingbi Palace, Gallery of Stone Culture, and a stone forest. Numerous large, high quality viewing stones are displayed in the lobby and other public areas of the hotel. A large open garden is adjacent to the hotel where visitors can encounter some of the largest garden stones that can be seen in China. One part of the open garden area is devoted to a stone forest, one that is composed of over 300 fossil trees displayed in upright positions. Many of the trees still retain their flaring bases and a few even have fossil branches attached to the main trunk. It is one of the finest displays of large fossil trees you will find in this country.
The number one jade tree, a 30 meter long fossil tree trunk, is displayed on the first floor of the Lingbi Palace. You may be overwhelmed on the second floor with a grand display of over 300 large, high quality Lingbi stones. This is truly one of the largest displays of these stones in China. High on the walls of this floor are beautiful paintings of this Lingbi collection by the well- known contemporary artist of stones, Du Ming Cen.
Stone enthusiasts, especially of Lingbi stones, and anyone who specializes in fossil trees should definitely visit this museum. It is accessible by train from Beijing and the accommendation are nice.