Ping'an Village, Longsheng County

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Ping'an Village draws visitors to view the marvel of its rice terraces descending steeply from an altitude of 1,100 (3,600 ft) down to 300 m (984 ft). First cultivated between 1271 and 1368, during the Yuan Dynasty, the rice terraces today support around 50 families, comprising of mainly Zhuang people and some Yao people. As you wander through the alleyways, you will come across different viewing points offering impressive vistas of the terrace-lined valley spilling out below. Make sure you save time to sample some local delicacies during your visit, such as bamboo rice. The village remains inaccessible by car--it's roughly a 20-minute uphill walk from the main parking spot. For Ping'an Village and beyond, use our Longsheng County travel route planner to get the most from your Longsheng County vacation.
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  • August 28, 2017
    Nothing we experienced in the 3 weeks of traveling China quite matched-up to this 600+ year old village. So much history and the people are extremely friendly. The rice terraces are breathtaking. Stay...  more »
  • August 27, 2017
    The village can be reached on foot, more or less 30 minutes from parking along the paddy fields. The village retains characteristics of tradition although it is frequented by many tourists. We had lun...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    During a trip to China 25 days we loved this short stop at Pingan. It's really an authentic village, at the top of the hill that we reached after a half hour's hike on foot. We were afraid of the difficulty of the climb up the Hill and we were surprised by the ease of the path and the pleasant crossing villages. The chairs to bearer are really folklore. But be aware that they exist if you do not want to walk. For luggage the hotel sends friendly porters who did a little their trade of it. Rice Millers are truly magical and several walks are very well indicated a time at the top.
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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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