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Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces, Longsheng County

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
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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  • A stunning location with pretty extensive terraces and small villages scattered throughout. Great place to walk around with a few nice walking paths with constant picturesque views. Definitely worth a...  read more »
  • As others have mentioned, this is a chance to see stunning vistas created hundreds of years ago by some of China's indigenous peoples. I have a feeling with increased communications, this world will b...  read more »
  • What a lovely place to visit. The scenery is fantastic and the little villages charming to wander around. I enjoy photography and the opportunity to wander freely around at my own pace was lovely. The...  read more »
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