Longji Rice Terraces Longsheng, Guilin Introduction

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Lying approximately 22 kms from Longsheng County, the Longji Rice Terraces (龙脊梯田), first built in the Yuan Dynasty (1271 – 1368) and completed in the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1912), is situated on the Longji Mountain (龙脊山) at the Ping’an Village (平安寨). Including the Ping’an Rice Terraces (平安梯田) and the Jinkeng Dazhai Rice Terraces (金坑大寨梯田), the Ping’an Rice Terraces have an altitude between 300m and 1100m above the sea level.


Longji Rice Terraces  Longsheng, Guilin Introduction

The road to the Rice Terraces is just like a ribbon winds around the mountain. The Longji Rice Terraces are built along the slope winding from the riverside up to the mountain top, the highest part being 880 m in elevation while the lowest part is 380 m. The coiling line that starts from the mountain foot up to the mountain top divides the mountain into layers of water glittering in the sun in spring, layers of green rice shoots in summer, layers of golden rice in fall, and layers of silvery frost in winter.

Longji Terrace is 77km away from Guilin city, which is a large-scale terrace group with the highest elevation of 1,... more >

It is a 4A scenic spot, actually better than many 5A scenic spots, located in Longsheng, Guangxi

Longji Mountain, Ping'an Village, Longji Town, National Autonomous County, so called "Longji Terrace

Longji Rice Terraces  Longsheng, Guilin Introduction

"And" Long Sheng

Terraces "is the local name.Cultivating terraced fields and growing rice in the mountains were the products of the "Agricultural Dazhai" in the 1950s and 1960s.It is divided into Jinkeng (Dazhai) Yao Terraced Field Scenic Area and Ping'an Zhuang Terraced Field Scenic Area.Dragon Ridge Terrace

It refers to Longji Ping'an Zhuang Terraced Field, which is also an early developed terrace.

Longji Terrace

There are two scenic spots, No.1 and No.2. The scenic spot No.1 is located on the east side of the village, far away.No.2 is relatively close.Viewpoint 1.2 is connected by a flat road, with two views of the most famous dragon ridge terraces

Seven Stars Accompanying the Moon and Seven Stars Accompanying the Moon are Dragon Ridge Terraced Fields

The essence is seven small hilltop terraces and a large hilltop terrace.

The hills are all narrow terraces and the ridges are like contours.Longji Terrace

There are four Yao villages in Jinkeng Terrace. It takes 3 to 4 hours to walk from Ping'an 1.



Time for travelling
It is not for hiking from January to March because there is nothing in most of the terraces. Between April and May, the terraces are filled with water for planting seedlings. From June to the end of September, the terraces are decorated by greens. When rice gets yellow between the end September and the early November, the fields will shock you with its yellow ribbons. You will be amazed by the power of the Chinese people and their wisdom in ancient times when you enjoy the surroundings in autumn around terraces. Therefore, you could get different experiences at different time around the year. You could hike to the terraces or take a cable there from the foot of the mountain.

Transport
You can take a bus from the Guilin Qintan Bus Station (桂林琴潭汽车站) to the Longsheng Bus Station (龙胜汽车站). The fee is about CNY 35 per person. And then transfer to the bus for the Longji Rice Terraces.


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