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Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces

Address: 80 kilometers from Guilin, Longsheng County 541701, China
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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Climb to the top and along the path. What a superb sight. See the tribal women with their long hair. For a few yuan they will show how they "dress" their hair

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We have visited Longji 27-28th october. We have arrived to Dazhai in late afternoon had dinner and at 19h started our adventure climb in the dark with torches to our hotel Panorama which was rated as top view -climb took us 2 hours. The view in the morning after sunrise was really breathtaking. We went with a small way as... More

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Portland, Oregon
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A tremendously panoramic view of this terraced area. The view is reached after a steep but brief hike up a stone pathway from Ping"An, the village, where you can see the view. It's best to be here before October 1 if you want to see the rice before harvest, but other times of the year will provide spectacular vistas.

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Hangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

After a 3 hour bus ride from Guilin and a solid hike up the mountains up to my hostel I knew this was the most beautiful, relaxing place I had been to in China. I visited towards the end of July, the fields were mostly covered in vivid green with some still filled with water and glistening silver in the... More

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Shanghai, China
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We visited Longsheng in late October, typically considered the "bad" season, but we thought it was perfect. The weather was relatively cool and there were little other tourists We hiked from Dazhai to Ping'an, it was a pretty strenuous hike and took about 4 hours. The scenery was beautiful throughout the 4 hours and we really enjoyed the terraces despite... More

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Beaverton, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We missed the most beautiful season by merely 10 days where the terraces are plentiful with golden fields. The terraces were already harvested when we arrived after a long 2.5 hour bus ride from Guilin. We first visited the Pingan Village where ethnic minorities the Zhuang and the Yao nationalities live - we saw a show and had lunch. Then... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We spent a day here yesterday. Our driver took us to Dazhai village which is about 40 - 60 minutes drive past the main ticket office. There's a cable car that you can take to the top, but if fit enough, I'd strongly recommend walking instead. The scenery is amazing and the locals were really friendly - you will see... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I've been travelling the Far East for two months now and have to say this was my favorite stop. I'm a hiker and nature lover and this place spoke to me on a deeper level. The scenery is amazing, the people are very hospitable and the fresh air was just what the doctor ordered after travelling in China. You will... More

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Brit in India
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

One of the most beautiful places on the planet. Stay in the Longji One Hotel in Ping'An village and wander along the well maintained paths through the terraces to other villages. A really amazing experience. Combine this with a trip to Yangshuo, 3 hours' drive away to see the limestone peaks and stay in the Tea Cozy away from the... More

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Gresham, Oregon
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42 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We only had one full day to experience this marvel, even though we had a two night to stay in this area. So our second day after breakfast, off we went, my husband thought we would only walk up to the 3rd and 2nd platform, but I insisted on going all the way up to the 1st platform to get... More

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