Wumao Earth Forest also called as Laohutan Earth Forest. It is about 36km from Yuanmou downtown and occupied an area of 8 square kilometers. 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 forest and the main composition of the expansion is earth. There are four main styles columns : earth bud style, castle style, bamboo shoot style and mush room style.
The shapes of the Earth Forest look like vivid persons and animals as people look at them closely. All these composted am magnificent world. Xu Xiake who is the most famous Chinese travel writer and geographer in the Ming Dynasty (1368 -1644)said that that standing in the earth forest was just like being among the 'auspicious cloud' and 'golden millet' when he visited Yuanmou earth forest in A.D. 1638.