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  • Address: Longsheng, Guilin, China
  • Admission: CNY 50

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Longji Rice Terraces

For the farmers who reside in the Longji region of Southern China the soaring rice terraces are simply a way of life.  For the thousands of annual visitors who make the two-hour journey from the city of Guilin, however, the Longji rice terraces are an iconic symbol of Chinese agriculture and one of the most photographed sites in the country.

Here in Longji, layer upon layer of cultivated terraces stretch skywards on steep slopes, at some points they slope at over 50° angles. Despite the dramatic grades of the mountainside, however, traditional Chinese rice farmers have managed to sculpt the hillside into orderly terraces which annually yield massive harvests of rice. Though there really isn’t a bad season to visit the Longji rice terraces, the early summer months of May and June are popular for photographers as this is the time of year when the terraces are irrigated and cast a mirrored effect which crawls up the walls of the valleys.

Also known as “The Dragon’s Backbone,” the multi-tiered terraces closely mimic the scales of a dragon’s back while the ridge of the summit weaves in such a way it isn’t hard to imagine a dragon lying down. More than just a scenic set of terraces, however, visitors are able to walk among rural and traditional villages which still house ethnic minority groups such as the Zhuang and Yao people. The terraces are actually a product of the Zhuang people who were forced to live in the hills over 500 years ago. Needing to adapt to their new surroundings they devised the dramatic system of terracing, which dominates the mountains today. Nearby, in the Yao villages, women still grow their hair for the entirety of their adult lives and let it cascade in falling ribbons of black nearly all the way down to their feet; the resulting appearance is a unique cultural favorite among the throngs of Longji visitors.

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Full-Day Small-Group Tour Longji Rice Terraces and Mountain Village from Guilin, Guilin, null
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Full-Day Small-Group Tour Longji Rice Terraces and Mountain Village from Guilin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Sometimes a step into other people’s seemingly mundane life is a fascinating discovery for your own life. Come and unravel the secret traditions and ...  Read more

Location: Guangxi Zhuang, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Guilin Private Tour: Longji Rice Terraces Day Tour in Longsheng, Guilin, Day Trips
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Guilin Private Tour: Longji Rice Terraces Day Tour in Longsheng

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

The enticing Longji Rice Terraces (Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces) in Longsheng have seasonal variations in appearance. It is the most amazing terrace in ...  Read more

Location: Guilin, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $131.00
Bus Tour: Longji Rice Terraces and Local Minority Village Tour, Guilin, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Bus Tour: Longji Rice Terraces and Local Minority Village Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

This full-day bus tour offers great value for you to explore lots of interesting attractions in Guilin. Follow your knowledgeable guide to experience the ...  Read more

Location: Guilin, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00
Guilin Longji Rice Terraces and Ethnic Minority Village Day Tour, Guilin, Day Trips
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Guilin Longji Rice Terraces and Ethnic Minority Village Day Tour

Enjoy one day away from the hustle and bustle of the city and explore the amazing Longji Rice Terraces and the local village to get in touch with ethnic ...  Read more

Location: Guilin, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.00
Longji Rice Terraces and Pingan Zhuang Village Day Tour, Guilin, Full-day Tours
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Longji Rice Terraces and Pingan Zhuang Village Day Tour

This small-group tour provides a trouble-free tour to visit the magnificent scenery of terrace fields at Longji and explore the local minority villages and ...  Read more

Location: Guilin, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.00
Private Tour of Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces in Longsheng, Guilin, Day Trips
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Private Tour of Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces in Longsheng

This private one day tour will introduce you to the splendid natural scenery of Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces (Longji Rice Terraces), the most amazing rice ...  Read more

Location: Guilin, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00
One Day Private Longshen Rice Terraces Tour Including Lunch, Guilin, Day Trips
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One Day Private Longshen Rice Terraces Tour Including Lunch

This tour will appeal to those who want to experience village life and ethnic minority culture. You will get to know the traditional lifestyle of Yao and ...  Read more

Location: Guilin, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.00
Private Day Tour Of JinKeng Rice Terraces With Dazhai And Yao Minority Villages And Sanjie Liu Tea ... 
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Private Day Tour Of JinKeng Rice Terraces With Dazhai And Yao Minority Villages And Sanjie Liu Tea Plantation Including Lunch

Book this private day tour to travel through the countryside to Dazhai Village and take a scenic cable car ride to Tiantouzhai Village. See spectacular ...  Read more

Location: Guilin, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.64
Private Tour: Longsheng Culture and Longji Rice Terraces, Guilin, Private Day Trips
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Private Tour: Longsheng Culture and Longji Rice Terraces

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Take a private day trip from Guilin to Longsheng to discover China’s rich minority culture. Interact with the Zhuang and Yao people in Longsheng and learn ...  Read more

Location: Guilin, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.00
Longji Rice Terraces and Long Hair Village Private Day Tour, Guilin, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Longji Rice Terraces and Long Hair Village Private Day Tour

See one of the largest and most beautiful rice terraces in the world in Longsheng County of Guangxi Province. The Longji rice terraces dates back to Yuan ...  Read more

Location: Guilin, China
Duration: Flexible

From USD $37.00

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