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

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Even in March the experience is spectacular

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

There's so much to see in China and while this is definitely a must-see attraction, if you must visit China in March go somewhere else instead. In March, the area is enshrouded in mist (see attached pictured) and the rain constantly drizzles which makes things very difficult to appreciate. Our guide was saying that this persists into early April and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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