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Longji Rice Terraces

Longsheng County is within the Guilin area (prefecture), Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Its main attraction is the Longji rice terraces ( Longji Titian), called Dragon Backbones by the locals. Also of interest are the hot springs and the small mountain villages among the wooded areas of trees and bamboos. Longji Terraced Field is located about 100km northeast of the downtown Guilin, about 2 hours' drive from Guilin. The rice terraces are built into the hillsides.

Longji Rice Terraces, Guilin Tours

Longji Rice Terraces, Guilin ToursLongji Rice Terraces, Guilin Tours

Longji literally means " Dragon's Backbone"in Chinese. There is a group of large-scaled rice terraces built into the hillside. Some of the terraces look like great chains, other look like ribbons as they extend from the foot to the top of the hills. This clever building makes the best use of the limited arable land and water resources in the mountainous area. The Terraces were first started in the Yuan dynasty and finished in the Qing dynasty by the Zhuang people.

Well-known as the most amazing terrace in China, the Longsheng Rice Terrace is 2 hours ride from Guilin. Making the terraces began in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), and the projects lasted till the early Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) when construction was completed. Where there is soil, there is a terrace', it now covers an area of 66 square kilometers.

Longji Rice Terraces, Guilin Tours

Longji Rice Terraces, Guilin ToursLongji Rice Terraces, Guilin Tours

The best time to come to this spot before July as there is water in the fields and you can have your photo taken with water reflection, otherwise, other time only give you an empty terrace fields and you will find no water reflection in the fields, and your photo would not looks as as good as those taken with water reflection. However, Autumn offers a different color of the striking rice terraces.

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Questions & Comments

  • Angela on March 5, 2013, 10:49 pm

    I would like a one day tour in May 2013; could you please provide the price for one person. Thank you,

  • Ripple on April 5, 2012, 4:12 pm

    Hi Kath, we sent you the price this morning, pls check it asap. thanks for the inquiry.

  • Kath on April 4, 2012, 11:59 am

    Hi, I plan to visit Longji Titian on 22 Jun. I need to book a local one day tour, May i know what is the cost for 2 person?

  • Ripple on June 20, 2011, 11:16 am

    Hi HC Tan, one of our travel consultants will contact you soon, please check your email-box later. Thank you for the kind inquiry.

  • HC Tan on June 20, 2011, 10:48 am

    Hi, I plan to visit Longji Titian on 7 or 8 July. What is the best way to go there? What is the cost if I book a local one-day tour there?

  • Ripple on August 9, 2010, 12:14 pm

    Hi, September is not too bad but the best time to see the Longji rice terraces is June or around November. The terraces are only with water during June because it is the season of rice transplanting. And around November is the autumn/fall harvest, the terraces look yellow and stunning though there are not with water.

  • Laerke on August 6, 2010, 6:08 pm

    Hi! A friend and I are planning on going to see the Longji rice terraces here in mid September. Is this a good time to go there, will the terraces be with water?

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