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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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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 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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Mini Group: Longji Rice Terraced Fields and Minority Villages TourBus & Minivan Tours

Mini Group: Longji Rice Terraced Fields and Minority Villages Tour

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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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One Day Private Longshen Rice Terraces Tour Including LunchHistorical & Heritage Tours

One Day Private Longshen Rice Terraces Tour Including Lunch

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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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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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2-Day Guilin Private Tour: Li River Cruise & Longji Rice Terrace in LongshengHiking & Camping

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Visit Guilin’s top attractions over two days on a private tour that features a Li River cruise and Longji Rice Terraces. On the first day, set out on a Li River cruise, passing through gorgeous landscapes en route to Yangshuo. See West Street and local villages before returning to Guilin. Then head to Longji Rice Terraces, a scenic place where rice is cultivated on mountain slopes by Zhuang villagers. Your private guide shares informative commentary throughout your tour, which includes transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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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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2-Day Private Tour to Longji Rice Terraces and Ping'an Village from GuilinPrivate Sightseeing Tours

2-Day Private Tour to Longji Rice Terraces and Ping'an Village from Guilin

Particularly for first-time visitors who don’t speak Chinese, a private guide can transform the Guilin experience. Say no to hustlers and discover the city by private car on this door-to-door private tour. Check off Two of Guilin's biggest attractions--Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces and Ping'an village with two days Excursion. Upgrade for a comprehensive package with private driver, entrance fees, and lunch.
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Longji Rice Terraces & Chengyang & Drop off at Zhaoxing village Private Day TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

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Saddle up for an exhilarating 7-day bike adventure, as you pedal your way from Longji to Yangshuo. Escape the tourist trail as you glide through the Guilin countryside, past lush valleys, hillside rice terraces and looming karst mountains. Stop along the way to hike through the Longji Rice Terraces, explore the region’s Yao and Zhuang villages, take a bamboo rafting excursion along the Li River, or try rock climbing in Yangshuo. This tour includes accommodation, bike rental and some meals. 
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