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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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  • Visited this in march, which is not the best time. Still it was really beautiful. Went early in the morning around 8 am, it was a bit foggy with very mild rain...still it cleared up when we reached th...  more »
  • There are many views in the area. Dragon's spine is one of the more impressive. Along the way the eye can see, there are the rice terraces. We were here in the spring, so it was all the stands full of water which made the spaces look more beautiful.
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  • Ok, I rated the whole area with 5 points. This location is just about the small pool there. Sure the view there is great and amazing but - still - it's a pool of water :)  more »