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Address: 80 kilometers from Guilin, Longsheng County 541701, China
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$81*
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Private Tour: Longsheng Culture and Longji Rice Terraces

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This setting deserves time and reflection so do not rush a visit here as you could regret it....it just begs you to stay a while. Clambered up the steep slopes in early April and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This setting deserves time and reflection so do not rush a visit here as you could regret it....it just begs you to stay a while. Clambered up the steep slopes in early April and was blessed with a reasonably clear day that had quite high humidity. Hiking through the terraces, brings differing vistas as the light and scenery changes. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We planned this one a year ahead of time & it proved to be worth it. We stayed at Wisdom Inn for 1 night only, as the unrest in Bangkok had messed up our plans a bit. From Guilin Airport, it was about a 2.5 hour drive up a very scenic river valley/gorge, to a quiant, seemingly untouched (until you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

A must do. As simple as that, if visiting Guilin. Even on the day we were there in April when it was quite misty, this is an incredible place and worth the trip. Would loved to have done an overnight stop in one of the hotels or hostels. One of the highlights of China for me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Although it was a very long drive from Guillin it was woth it. After arriving to the entrance there's a very long hike, many uneven steps thru the village to get to the top to enjoy the view of the whole area. There are many things to eat on the way, I recommend the rice cooked inside the bamboo, they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We got lost on our way to our hostel in tiantouzhai. But it was a blessing in disguise as we saw the best view of dragon backbone rice terraces. Guess we were one of the very few who had savoured such a view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Beautiful landscape. There s a nice way up to the stone stairs in the rice terraces. You can walk for two-three hours

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I love the landspace and the peace that you can experience being up there walking around. Double check the weather before coming as for instance in March, you could spend your entire day in the cloud and don't see anything. Locals say May is the best period.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I suppose it's luck of the draw on the weather when you get to the terraces, but we went in mid-March and despite a misty start, by the time we arrived at the lookout, the mist was rolling in and out and the landscape was spectacular. Our still photos don't do the view justice-- it was like the mountains were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We visited in March and were not disappointed. We were quite lucky as apparently they were about to start filming for a movie so some of the terraces had been filled with water early. If you get an opportunity to stay the night in one of the hotels then I would recommend you do that. We did it in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This place is a must-visit for any trip to China. The scenery is so beautiful here and staying in the village is like stepping back in time. There are a lot of narrow pathways alongside the terraces though, so one should be physically active to explore this place. Make sure to research which season to visit, as the terraces are... More 

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