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. To visit Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces and get the most from your holiday in Longsheng County, create itinerary details personal to you using our Longsheng County trip itinerary website .
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  • The main feature of rice paddies Longji (called "Dragon's Backbone Rice Terracces) for those who don't know, is to grow on the walls of the mountains instead of flat like the homegrown rice, so they built the terraces as in our five lands; only that instead of vines grow rice and these terraces change appearance depending on the season. See them covered in water (around may) should be a great show. In August, the rice is already high and fields are all green with some rice yellow tinge that is already growing. There are three different viewpoints (at least from the village of Dazhai where we see) and all three are relevant even if the number 2, the girl at the hotel indicated as the least important (and in fact I found fewer people) was what I liked maggiorme NTE because it has the best views over the rice paddies. To get to and from this point you can do two different paths. You should come here at different times of the year and stay for weeks.
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  • Worth the day trip for a mornings walk. Suggest you pay extra for starting at the top and walking downhill. I have no idea of the cost to do this as it was taken care of by our guide but it allowed us...  more »
  • You could see the rice terraces of Golden October 14th, 15th, went here, but just before harvest. Terraced paddy fields across the mountain landscape say, was very nice. Terraced rice fields in the promenade, walk slowly. In addition, the Observatory located on a hill, you can enjoy the scenery of the majestic rice terraces.
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Where to stay in Longsheng County

Visitors who wish to spend the night in Longsheng County opt to stay in either Longsheng town or in the nearby Longji terraces area. Longsheng has a collection of small hotels and guesthouses, as well as good roads to the main attractions and nearby urban areas. The villages among the terraces to the south have welcoming hostels and guesthouses, as well as a few small hotels, some requiring a hike to reach them. However, most visitors arrive on day trips to Longsheng County from nearby cities, such as Guilin.
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