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Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces

Address: 80 kilometers from Guilin, Longsheng County 541701, China
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Lookouts, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

These terraces feature in so many photos advertising China and when you see then "in the flesh" it is easy to see why. They are spectacular, and you shake your head at the work required to create them - it was quite humbling. The minorities villages working these terraces are fascinating and the people quite welcoming of visitors. The terraces... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Our guide Jenny, from China Highlights picked us up in the morning. After a two hour ride we arrived at the entrance to the rice fields. The terraces are located high in the mountains. We took a nice long walk to one of the settlements where the workers live. We saw the various phases that rice goes through from planting,... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Eventho my visit was during Winter and it was definitely off-season. Had a short hike up to the hill too and it weren't too bad. Got a good glance over the brown and welt rice terraces and the village from the hill. Drank "Oil Tea" that is a welcome drink from the minority (you can refer to photo). Had watched... More 

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Singapore
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I suspect this place is beautiful but we drove 2.5 hours to Guilin for one day. It was foggy and we couldn't see very far. I suspect view could be very nice but not when it is foggy. It is still a nice walk but 2.5 hours drive there and 2.5 hours back from Guilin, one has to weigh the... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Even though this was off season and the fields were mostly brown, it was still a beautiful location to visit. The Yao minority village was very interesting and the people very friendly. Also, I enjoyed a wonderful lunch in the village.

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Hong Kong, China
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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We did a three day hike around the villages and rice terraces. On our first day we hiked from Xinzhai village to Jiuwu up hill and stayed one night in basic accommodation with a farmer and his family. On the second day we hiked to the beautiful village of Xiaozhai through the terraced rice paddies. After lunch in this pretty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I passed by this terrace from above on the way to Dazai village. On my last day, decided to revisit this rice terrace, an hour climb up from Ping'an. This time I went down closer to the rice fields and walked back through the village. A nice way to end my trip to this area collectively known as the Longji... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This place is amazing, I cannot believe that this was all made by hand so many years ago, I think it was about 650 years ago. The lodges on the way up to the top where great places to stop for a water or a bit of food, Me and my friend walked to the top, I think the name... More 

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New York
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is one place to visit if you are in Guilin, It drizzled when I was in viewpoint # 1, thick mist, and in viewpoint # 3, the mist gave way and sun came up, so I was able to see the beautiful landscape, amazingly and I enjoyed truly the scenery. highly recommended.

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Rome, Italy
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11 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This place is amazing. You can live a real experience. The scenario is amazing, the people are lovely. Terrific views inside the fogs.

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