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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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  • Nice - even in March. Too bad about the stupid multi-language tourist propaganda information blaring through the rice fields all day to almost 7pm. To access these rice fields you have to park your ca...  more »
  • 壮观的梯田景色,四季分明,令人难忘的盘山公路,特色的辣椒酱以及罗汉果基地,在平安村内沿路的民族特色特产,热情的村民  more »
  • As a picture and even better. For kilometres you can see beautifully sculpted mountains. It is to wonder how they managed to do this because each floor is almost the same height as the previous and whatever the inclination of the slope. I went there in February, not the best season and yet the landscape is breathtaking :)
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