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Guangxi Longji Rice Terrace

 2015-06-15    Jenny Huang    Tours    Longsheng    1434  

 

Longji Rice Terrace is known for the preservation of the largest scale of Diaojiaolou wooden houses in China. They are very famous for their stone carving culture and have been able to retain their simple and authentic ethnic looks and culture. This place offers to provide a magnificent view of the rice terraced fields. The visitors who visit this place also have the option to experience the way the local inhabitants live in this region by visiting their place and also by interacting with them. The Zhuang museum is one among the most visited places in this city. This museum holds some of the most epic details of the history and culture of the city.




The Longji Rice Terrace is located in the south of the Ping’an village of Longsheng County. This village has a history of over 700 years. The inhabitants of this village basically belong to the three prominent tribes that are the Liao, Hou, and the Pan. The village has been developed only recently and as a result they are found to be quieter and more traditional than some of the similar ethnic villages. They are very famous for their large scale Diaojiaolou wooden houses. It is a special kind of wooden house that is built especially by the ethnic people in the mountainous areas. These houses are built specifically in the mountainous area and are supported by the wooden columns. These structures are open to the tourist so that they can get a closer feel of the local life.





Natural Agricultural Farming

The terraces are connected one other and appeared like a long ribbon hung on the hillsides. Water is irrigated during the spring season to carry out the agricultural activities. The harvest festival is during autumn. During the harvest season, the entire mountain is decorated naturally by the gold of ripened millet. Winter brings another spectacular view, the entire mountain will be covered with white snow. It is one of the most beautiful natural sceneries one would ever like to keep as a fascinating memory.





Longji Cuisine

Apart from the amazing natural beauty and the ethnic culture this city has in offer some of the best traditional dishes that an individual won’t forget in their lifetime after tasting them. Most of the houses will provide a chance to taste the sweet rice wine, fragrant rice in bamboo and also the dry fish amongst the other local dishes.



Transportation

There are frequent buses between the Guilin and Longsheng. Longsheng County is located only 78 kilometers northeast of the Guilin. Travelers have the option to take buses to the Longji Zhuang ethnic terrace and the nearby counties from Longsheng. This place is a major station for all the intercity buses. The famous rice terrace fields are located along the slopes in steps from the riverside, and they go up all the way to the high mountains between 300 meters to 800 meters above the sea level.





Accommodation

Longji Rice Terraces are considered to be one among the most amazing rice terraces in China. It is believed that these terraces have begun in the Yuan Dynasty and had continued all the way until the early Qing Dynasty. These rice terraces are considered to be a symbol of wisdom and the strenuous labor of the people of Zhuang. It has been found that in this scenic spot almost all guest houses are found to be in similar condition and similar price. The most important difference is found to be their location. The tourists get an opportunity to enjoy a more beautiful view at high altitudes.

 


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Sunrise Photo on Li River and Longsheng Rice Terraces

Follow us to go trekking along the trails in Longsheng rice terraces and get deep into the traditional villages.

Our Sunrise Photo on Li River and Longsheng Rice Terraces is our hottest program in May, June and October, because the best photo time is either in late May to June, when the paddies are watering; Or in October, when the hearvest time comes.

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