Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces, Longsheng County

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Climb hill slopes of terraced fields at Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces, where the glitter of the sun on countless rice paddies resembles the scales of a giant dragon. Following a 30-minute hike to the 2,886 m (880 ft) peak, you'll have panoramic views of a monumental agricultural engineering effort dating back to the Yuan dynasty. Often extending from the river at the foot of the hill to heights of 300-1,100 m (984-3,608 ft), this ingenious method of irrigation covers about 66 sq km (25.5 sq mi). A number of villages along the way offer modern service facilities, including family inns. Arrange to stay in one of these to immerse yourself in the Yao and Zhuang peoples' lifestyle. To visit Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces and get the most from your holiday in Longsheng County, create itinerary details personal to you using our Longsheng County trip itinerary website .
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  • We made a massive oversight when arranging this trip. Left Yangshuo at 10am, arrived at Longji at 2:30pm, then had to be on a bus to Guilin at 4pm. We managed to do a really quick dash around one of t...  more »
  • One of the scenic areas and tours of Guilin are the rice terraces. Villagers still go about conducting their agriculture despite the modernisation of their home towns and surroundings. Each season is ...  more »
  • Wonderful place, we were here at the end of april and part of the terraces was already under water, which makes the place still more beautiful. Go here so go especially at the beginning of may, all terraces probably under water. From this view point you can walk to the next point and then to the village where you can let yourself back on get or can take the bus.
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