Enchanting Dreamlike Longji Terraced Fields
2012-11-14 Eiruej Sights Guilin 1028
The first time to see Longji terraced fields. It is as shy as a girl, vast expanse of hazy, covered with a layer of tulle still holds partly concealed like. I thought I had no chance to see the beauty of Longji this trip, because there was heavy fog. But some time later, the mists descended, looming, and dreamlike. Viewed from height, the terraced fields look like a snail-like tower, layer upon layer, patchwork. In the misty fog, the winding terraced poked lines as spring snails, elegant and touching.
Longji terraced fields looming in the hazy fog. Tall wooden Diaojiaolou building quietly stands in the rainy and fogy mountain. Far looking at the shy and misty Longji terraced fields, it is exceptionally romantic.
Longji Terraced Field is located in the northeast area of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, not so far away form Guilin. Longji Terraced Field has a history of 600 years, which were first constructed in Yun Dynasty and completed in early Qing Dynasty.
Longji Rerraced Field, the name derive from the rice terraces resemble a dragon's scales, while the summit of the mountain range looks like the backbone of the dragon. Visitors stand on the top of the mountain will see the dragon's backbone twisting off into the distance.
The rice terraces has beautiful natural scenery that varies from season to season. In spring, the fields are irrigated and the terraces look like great chains or ribbons hung on the hillsides. In the beginning of summer, waves of green seem to flow down the mountainside. The theme for autumn is the harvest, when the mountainside takes on the golden color of ripened millet. Coming into winter, the mountains are covered with snow, just like dragons playing with water.