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Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces

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Address: 80 kilometers from Guilin, Longsheng County 541701, China
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A highlight of our time in Guilin

We loved our trip to the rice fields. The hike up the numerous steps does require that you are in decent shape to do it. Seeing all of the buildings built into the steep hills... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We loved our trip to the rice fields. The hike up the numerous steps does require that you are in decent shape to do it. Seeing all of the buildings built into the steep hills and experiencing the culture of the village was a real pleasant surprise for us. It really reminded us of a trip we took to Murren... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

All of my guide books recommended the Dragon's Backbone rice terraces, but it's not a particularly easy destination to reach. However, it is more than worth the time and effort. In an extremely memorable and scenic trip through beautiful China, the rice terraces were my absolute favorite. There are a few options for hikes. I'm not a hiker. I made... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This was a surprising hit with our family. A view of China so different from the urban environments. The views are unique, with the rice paddy terraces cloaking the hills. It being that bit cooler than lower reaches just made the hiking that bit easier. We loved hiking through these hills, and all of us were just non stop snapping... More 

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Iksan, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

amazing view! must visit if you are visiting longji rice terrace! I was in Dazhai village a bit of hike to get up to all the viewpoints but views are definitely worth the effort.

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It's a shame that such a nice area is not beeing preserved as it should. Everywhere was plenty of rubish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

One of the most amazing sites in China. Take your time and climb to the top. View is spectacular and climb worth the views. Stop on your way back down and have lunch and enjoy some snake wine. Absolutely amazing. If your are unable climb, for fee you can be carried in a chariot.

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Winterthur, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Wonderful area, worth to hike to spots. Spot 1 wonderful, spot two less interesting. Go hiking, worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

An amazing feat of agricultural architecture! Spectacular views, even in the misty rains. Well worth the walk up the mountain to stay at the quaint Dazhai Dragon's Den Hostel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Dragon's Backbone was one reason why we came and while it is difficult to then find clear direction as in between all the different names/titles used it was well worth the hunt for some awesome photography even if it means to get up and out as early as 0400...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The view from the highest spot of the terraced fields was most spectacular despite the misty morning and a short walk down to the rice terraces was rather refreshing.

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