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Private Tour of Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces in Longsheng
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“Hiking in Longji”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

I think these rice terraces are worth checking out if you make it to Guilin. They are quite unique in how they're configured in that the mountains they rest on are quite steeper than typical rice terraces. I would recommend doing the DIY tour and just cruising around each of the scenic spots.

Visited June 2014
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“The views of Ping An are amazing!!”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

We had a hotel in Guilin and our tour company arranged for my wife and I to travel in an air conditioned car to travel the 2 and a half hours to the Longji Rice Terraces in Longsheng County. I had seen pictures of this place for some time and really wanted to see it. It did not disappoint. There is a hike up a series of stairs which could be slippery after it rains, but the best views are maybe a mile up the path. Once you get past the village of Ping An, then the rice terrace views are spectacular! We went in May and the weather was a bit cool, but the mists would move across the terraces and it was beautiful! I hear in June when they pump the water to each of the terraces, that the views are even better! The women of the village all have really long black hair bundled up on the top of their heads like a hat, and one of them (for 10 yuan) showed us how they take their hair which is cut into 3 one meter long pieces and comb it and tie it up on their heads. That was cool! The terraces resemble the back of a dragon, and so comes the name The Longsheng Dragon Back Rice Terraces. This is something you ought to see! You can pay to have some villagers carry you up the stairs in a canopied litter if the climb is not for you.

Visited May 2014
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

I was seduced by the many photos of the rice terraces and insisted that they form part of our 30 day trip in China. We were not disappointed.

We travelled from Guilin with our private car and driver and enjoyed the scenery en route but nothing prepared us for the beauty of this fantastical place.

The day was very foggy and wet. Footing wasn't great and we sometimes had to wait while the fog ebbed and flowed to see panoramic vistas, but we were spectacularly rewarded.

We first hiked to point 2 and wanted more, so then did point 1. The latter affords better views.

Visited May 2014
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“Unusual attraction in the countryside.”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

We visited the rice fields on a day trip, by coach from Guilin. Passing through countryside and some small villages/towns. It was welcome change from the bustle of the Chinese towns. On arrival you are bussed up winding roads to the rice terraces. There are then more climbs to reach the top view point. Steep but steady climbs through many local tourist shops and stalls. You could always take the sedan chair ride, carried by to locals for a modest sum. The views are very good and show the workings of the rice fields to perfection. I would suggest that if you are in Guilin this is a must to visit. There are places en-route to the top for food and drink. If you reach the top point

Visited May 2014
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Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

Absolutely must see. Spectacular! Long climb but really worth investing. Weather does not matter as long as there is no fog.

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