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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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  • My group of 30 and I trekked up the mountain to visit the rice terraces. What a terrific experience! Gorgeous views and the fog cleared for us to enjoy! 
  • 去的是最远的金坑大寨,夜里开进去,从入口到里面大约五十分钟。第二天起了才发觉满山云雾缭绕,根本看不见东西。但还是坚持爬了金佛顶。住的农家,没法苛求,还算干净,就是热水要等很久。 
  • I walked up from Ping'an village and back via 5 Stars and the Moon vantage point. Dragon's backbone stunning and lived up to images I had seen elsewhere. Definitely the most impressive rice terraces I...  more »