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Longji Rice Terraces
For the farmers who reside in Southern China’s Longji region, rice terraces are simply a way of life. Yet for the thousands of annual visitors who make the 2-hour journey from the city of Guilin, the Longji Rice Terraces—nicknamed the Dragon’s Backbone—are an iconic symbol of Chinese agriculture and one of the most photographed sites in the country. 

The Basics
Here in Longji, in Longsheng county, layer upon layer of cultivated terraces stretch skyward 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 that annually yield massive harvests of rice. 

When visiting the Longji Rice Terraces, you can walk among rural and traditional villages that still house ethnic minority people such as the Yao and Zhuang people. Most travelers visit as part of a guided day trip from Guilin; these self-guided, small-group, or private tours often include a visit to a Zhuang or Yao village, where women still grow very long hair in a traditional style.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Longji Rice Terraces are a must-see for photographers and those looking for a rural escape.
  • Day trips to the rice terraces from Guilin last upwards of eight hours, and often include hotel pickup and drop-off from your Guilin hotel.
  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces.

How to Get There
Due to their considerable distance from Guilin (59 miles/95 kilometers), the easiest and most convenient way to visit the terraces in and around Longsheng is to book a guided tour. 

When to Get There
Though there really isn’t a bad season to visit the Dragon’s Backbone. The early summer months of May and June are popular for photographers, as this is when the terraces are irrigated and cast a mirrored effect that crawls up the walls of the valleys. 

Which Terraces to Visit
The Longji region is home to several picturesque rice paddies, the most famous of which are the terraced fields of Ping’an Village. Less touristed and perhaps more visually impressive are the fields at Jinkeng near Dazhai Village. 
Address: Longsheng, Guilin, China
Admission: CNY 50
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From Guilin/Yangshuo: Longji Rice Terraces and Ethnic Minority Village Day TourCultural Tours

From Guilin/Yangshuo: Longji Rice Terraces and Ethnic Minority Village Day Tour

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Spend the day exploring the Longji Rice Terraces and learning about the local way of life during this 8-hour day trip from Guilin. Without the hassle of renting a car, this day trip is relaxing and educational. Pickup and drop-off from Guilin hotels, as well as a traditional Chinese lunch, are provided.
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Private Day Tour: Longji Rice Terraces and Long Hair VillagePrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private Day Tour: Longji Rice Terraces and Long Hair Village

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Immerse yourself in the minority cultures and natural landscapes on a full-day private tour from Guilin. Your break from the crowded city begins with pickup from your hotel.  Relax on your way to the Longji Rice Terraces with your private guide. Visit Huangluo village and learn about the lifestyle of the local people. Experience a different culture in Ping'an Village and explore the traditional wooden houses (entrance at your own expense).
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Full-Day Bus Tour: Longji Rice Terraces and Local Minority VillagesBus & Minivan Tours

Full-Day Bus Tour: Longji Rice Terraces and Local Minority Villages

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Get an insight into local lifestyles that are impossible without a guide on this day trip to the Longji rice terraces. Discover the unique culture of the Yao women, with their impossibly long hair, soak up stunning rice terrace views, enjoy a local lunch, and hike the “Dragon’s Backbone” through Zhuang and Yao villages. Tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
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Longji Rice Terraces and Minority Village Day TourDay Trips

Longji Rice Terraces and Minority Village Day Tour

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Discover Longsheng and China’s rich minority culture on a full-day guided tour from Guilin. Take an easy walk around to snap photos of the famous Longji Rice Terraces and admire spectacular views of the cultivated mountain expanses. Have lunch in Pingan Zhuang Village and learn from your guide about the local Zhuang and Yao communities. Then relax as your round-trip transportation returns you to your Guilin hotel. A great trip for photographers!
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Private Tour: Longsheng Culture and Longji Rice TerracesPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Longsheng Culture and Longji Rice Terraces

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Discover China’s rich minority culture on an enriching full-day excursion to Longsheng from Guilin. Accompanied by a private guide, venture to the rural countryside to interact with the Zhuang and Yao communities, whose intriguing way of life is characterized by ancient traditions. Hike to the renowned Longji Rice Terraces and absorb spectacular views of the agricultural marvels, then capture photographs of the scenic sights with your guide. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from your Guilin hotel and receive the undivided attention of your guide on this private tour.
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Longji Rice Terraces and Minority Village Join in Group Tour from GuilinCultural Tours

Longji Rice Terraces and Minority Village Join in Group Tour from Guilin

During this full day Longji Dragon's Backbone Terraced Rice Fields join in group tour, you will hike to the top of the spectacle Longji Terraced Rice Fields to see why it is the culmination of both the profound wisdom and strenuous labor of the Zhuang people. When you arrive the summit of the Longji mountain, you will "WOW" at the mountain range which looks like the backbone of the dragon. En route, you will also have the opportunity to meet and talk with local ethnic people who dressed in their own colors.
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Private Day Tour Of JinKeng Rice Terraces With Dazhai And Yao Minority Villages And Sanjie Liu Tea Plantation, Including Lunch

Explore JinKeng’s lush rice terraces and Hong Yao villages on this private 8-hour tour from Guilin. Travel into Longsheng County, and visit Dazhai, home to the Hong Yao peoples. Explore here and ascend the terraced hills by cable car to Tiantouzhai, another Yao hamlet. Then, stroll down through the rice fields, enjoy a village lunch, and visit a tea plantation before returning to Guilin. Private transport, entrance fees, and central hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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This full day bus tour will take you to view the splendid natural scenes of Dragon Backbone’s Rice Terraces (Longji Rice Terraces, so called because the irrigated hillsides resemble the scaly back of a dragon) – a masterpiece of nature and wisdom of ancient people, and have a unique cultural experience of local minority’s genuine folk life.
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Venture out from the bustling city of Guilin and explore the beautiful Dragon’s Backbone rice terraces on this full-day private tour. Stroll through the terraces and admire the lush, green scenery before sitting down to a delicious local lunch. Discover the Zhuang and Yao minority groups who live in this region and learn about their daily life and culture.
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This is a private tour. You will get personal attention from a private English or Mandarin speaking tour guide. Private vehicle and private driver is also provided. As this is a private tour, there will be strictly no forced shopping stops. Customized your own tour at your own pace by contacting us and explore Guilin with us.
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Explore the beautiful Longsheng region during this full-day private tour from Guilin or Yangshuo. Take in the rice terrace views aroud Longji area, visit Pingan village of Zhuang ethic, taste local delicious food, discover the water system of rice terrace, which is called Important Agricuture Heritage  and more.This tour is a great opportunity to explore more of the natural beauty of the Guangxi province in a short amount of time. • Take a full-day private tour in Longji region • See Pingan village and take in the views of Rice Terrace • Yao ethnic woman long hair demostration • Globally Important Agricuture Heritage System listed by FAO • Enjoy a personalized experience with a private guide and vehicle
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Group Day Tour to Explore Longji Rice TerracesDay Trips

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* Group tour to save money; * Guide pick up clients from most hotels in Guilin city center in the morning; * Visit Longji Rice terrace, minority Village with Long Hair Performance Show;* English speaking service is available; * Departure dailyGroup guide will contact each tourists one night before the tour date by calling to their hotel, informing the exact pick up time. Pick up service is arranged between 07:00 and 08:00 from the centrally located hotel in Guilin. It takes about 2-2.5 hours for driving. Then transfer to Longji Rice Terrace (Dragon's Backbone) as well as the minority villages. Chinese lunch is arranged in the local restaurant. It is a great experience to know the minority culture and enjoy the stunning sightseeing. About the 15:30 group will get gether and drive back to downtown of Guilin. You will be dropped off at your hotel lobby or convenient downtown area.
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The Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces are the culmination of both the profound wisdom and strenuous labor of the Zhuang people. The private day tour takes you to the Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces and the local Minority village, not only can you view the splendid natural scenes, but also have a glimpse of genuine folk life and culture of the two minorities.
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Guilin airport(KWL) Pick up and Longji Rice Terraces Private Day Tour

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Picked up from Guilin Liangjiang International Airport by our representative in Guilin and transferred to Longji Rice Terrace area, 90km northwest of Guilin city center. Longji Rice Terrace Scenic Area comprises five natural villages – Dazhai Village & Tiantouzhai Village (both Yao minority villages), Ping'An Zhuang Minority Village the Ancient Zhuang Minority Village and Huangluohong Yao Minority Village. During this day tour, you can visit the Ping'an village or Dazhai village with the round way cable car, of course we can visit the Long hair village as well. Highlights: 1.Learn about Guilin’s unique minority culture. 2. No shopping private tour. 3. At the end of the tour, we can drop off you at the Ping'an or Dazhai village or Guilin hotel/airport/train station or Yangshuo hotel.
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Gain a more intimate insight into village life and Chinese minority cultures with a private tour of the Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces. Your private guide will explain the traditions of Yao and Zhuang people before you visit Huangluo village. Next, drive to Ping’an village to trek to two of the most beautiful rice-terrace views. After lunch, your driver will drop you back to your hotel.
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Discover the spectacular beauty and local cultures of the Longji Rice Terraces on a full-day tour from Guilin. Take in Huangluo Yao village to learn about the Yao and Zhuang peoples that have cultivated these rice terraces for more than 800 years. Have lunch in the village and taste bamboo rice, a specialty dish cooked in a bamboo stalk. Then ascend the mountain to visit Ping’an village and take a walk through the Longji Rice Terraces. Photo ops abound in this stunning region — keep your camera handy!
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