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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. Make Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces part of your personalized Longsheng County itinerary using our Longsheng County trip itinerary planner.
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  • Very good experience. They have to go with tranquility and eager to walk to climbing a mountain. The photos speak for themselves. We were in July and the heat is overwhelming and there is little shade noticeable most. Equally, it should do it and enjoy it.
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  • We stopped at Ping'An village, bcos according to local bus driver, its the only ideal place to stay. Charged us Y50 for 2 pax return bus tixs. Nonetheless, we covered the 2 scenic spots and decided to...  more »
  • Have been there more than 5 times and charming to me! The best time is in October before the National Day Holiday(1st -7th).