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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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  • We were part of China Spree tour group of people mostly in their 60's and 70's. So, it was not small effort to climb to the top. There were, however, sedan chairs available for hire that could take yo...  more »
  • The Dragon's Backbone (otherwise known as Longji Rice Terraces is a long, hard, uphill walk that takes you through a village wher you can buy all the usual toursity items as well as food (the Mei You ...  more »
  • You must climb there and have a talk with local traditionally dressed ladies. They were holding my hand for minutes persuading me to buy some goods. I was close to kiss them,  more »