Longji Mountain

Longji Mountain, Longsheng County: Hours, Address, Longji Mountain Reviews: 4.5/5

Longji Mountain
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Oct 2019
The place is just amazing. Eventhoug is a little bit difficult to get there, but on the way the people themselves will guide you, do not worry. We took a bus from Guilin, the bus to Longji was around 33 RMB one way from bus station, there are buses going there like every 40 minutes. It takes 2:30 hours approximately to arrive to Longji, the bus let us in the middle of the highway, but some other people (chinese) stopped also in the same point, there is a woman who was kind of in charge of the route, so she told us to wait for another bus to go to the rice terraces, everybody in the bus was going to the terraces so it is their routine to guide you, another bus arrived, we all including the woman got into the bus, and had to pay 50 RMB more, you bettet keep this bus ticket since it is round ticket, from this point to the terraces is around 1 hour more or maybe a little bit less, you will see the entrance to the terrace since there are some announcement, in the bus they will be selling the entrance tickets 80 RMB (50% discount for students). When we arrived we decided to climb up instead of taking the cable car, what a perfect option to enjoy the terraces, must of the people take the cable car, so the way was no crowded even it was vacation period, and the cable car isn't as close to the rice as you are when walking. When comming back, be aware of the people selling tickets to go back to Guilin, they will be trying to sell the bus ticket, but remember at this point you already have the round ticket, so dont need to pay again to get back at the transfer point, we took the bus back In the parking lot, not in the exit of the park, there are not buses there, just try to ask where to take the bus back when you arrive to the park, we almost pay 100 RMB because we hadn't found the bus back, and there are many people selling bus tickets to Guilin. Going back will be the same, you take the bus showing the round ticket, and then they will let you in the middle of the highway again, but another woman will wait for also with the passengers to take the final bus, you will need to pay this one also, 30 or 35 RMB. Total round trip Guilin-Longji-terraces 110 RMB

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kim buay p
Singapore, Singapore11,077 contributions
On arrival by bus at Dazhai, we booked the cable car ride both ways. Senior pays 90 yuan both ways while a normal ticket is 100 yuan both ways. The cable car station is next to the bus station. We saw many people hiking up to the cable car station. If the weather is good, I would suggest taking the cable car one way and hike the other way. From the cable car station, we could also walk to Tian Tou Zhai which is a large village at midpoint while Dazhai is a village at the base. We ate lunch of bamboo chicken and bamboo rice at the restaurant up there. There are also some locals offering meals at their place. One must defintely hike here to enjoy the rice terraces. However I noticed that it is more pleasant to walk after 4 pm as the mid day heat can be quite hot. So stay at Dazhai or Tian Tou Zhai if possible to enjoy the experience of this rice terraces.
Written September 14, 2019
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Philipthefirst
Haarlem, The Netherlands12 contributions
Couples
Apparently, almost everybody visits Longji Rice Terraces on a day trip, but we spent 3 days there, which is really nice to enjoy the peace & quiet and the sunset & rise. Having done so, we can say that it is much better to stay overnight in Tiantouzhai than in Pingan village (we didn’t stay in Dazhai). In Pingan, you hardly have views on the terraces from any hotel (except maybe from the places close to the Seven stars viewpoint), while up in Tiantouzhai, you have a range of hotels with some really impressive views.
We arrived in Pingan, stayed in a Lonely Planet recommended hotel in the village with a view on a construction site, and on the first day we walked around the Nine Dragons and the Seven Star viewpoints and to the Old Longji Village (which in itself is not really worth the hike). The views are quite nice and really worth going, but having been to Yuanyang, Banuae (Philippines) and north Vietnam, we were not overly impressed. Second day, we left (most of) our luggage in Pingan and we leisurely hiked from Pingan to Tiantouzhai (a very nice walk along green valleys and some smaller rice terraces) and stayed in a hotel at the high end of the village, close to the West Hill Music viewpoint. Amazing! Much more terraces than in Pingan and a grand view of the whole valley. Third day, we hiked down along several impressive viewpoints to Dazhai, took the bus back to Pingan and stayed another night before traveling onwards.
You can probably combine getting to Pingan and doing the viewpoints into 1 day. You can also combine our 2nd and 3rd day into 1. If you don’t have to pick up luggage in Pingan, you could probably return to Guilin by bus on the end of the 3rd day.
It is true that it is all stairs and steps, up and down, and in July it is very hot and humid, so pack lightly. Even from the Pingan parking lot (where the bus drops you off) to the village is a steep and sweaty 20 minute climb with full luggage. The climb from Dazhai to Tiantouzhai is probably really tough, even without luggage. You can take the cable car up and walk relatively flat to Tiantouzhai.
If you have only 1 day, we would opt for the Dazhai / Tiantouzhai area instead of Pingan, taking the cable car up and walking to some viewpoints and then back down.
Written July 4, 2018
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naeemDurban
Durban, South Africa123 contributions
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Depending on the time of Year u vist these Rice Terraces determines what kind of Landscape View u will get. But I think most year round u will be blown away by these Rice Terraces & The Car Ride to the Top

We went in May just after the rains so the Rice field were full with Water, the guide said that his fvorite time is in Sept just before Harvest when the Filed are golden Brown from Ripe Rice

It a long Ride actually 2 bus rides from Guilan City to the Mountains 2 hours id say
The ride up the mountain with the second bus is in itself Awsome steep Georges Sheer cliff drops & rushing waters ( but then we went in the rainy season).

Then The Cable Car Ride up the Mountain, over the Rice Terraces, Was probably the Highlight. On top of the Mountain these a winding pathway that let u snap more photos & more great views.

Lovely Trip, Memorable Beautiful.. oh its a long way down if u decide to walk down about 40/45min . We opted to come back by cable Car. & there are no toilets on the top of the Mountain. So empty up before u get into the cabel Car to the top.
Written May 31, 2015
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UK-JBT
Epsom, UK45 contributions
Friends
The rice terraces at Ping'an and Dazhai are photogenic and worth a visit. We stayed a night in each village. The guest houses were OK (a bit basic in Dazhai).

Walking between the two villages revealed a sad but inevitable truth; the pretty bits of the terraces near the villages are maintained only by the tourist authority paying the locals to keep them going. Out of sight of the main village viewpoints, they are gradually becoming overgrown and collapsing because there sin't really any economic basis for planting rice up here any more.

Ping'an is a bit too touristy, but also more comfortable in cold November nights. Staying in Dazhai feels a bit more authentic.
Written December 12, 2012
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beachmomof3_9
Los Angeles, CA260 contributions
This was one of our favorite places to visit in China. The views are stunning and every part of the year is something different to see. It is located on top of a mountain so be prepared to walk up many stairs - there are people who can carry you if you cannot handle all the stairs. It was truly spectacular to see and the villagers were so lovely (and in excellent shape! you will see 80 year old men and women carrying up tourists suitcases on their backs like it is nothing!) - this is a location that is not often seen on tours but breathing in the fresh air and seeing the unique views made this one of our favorite parts of our trip throughout China.
Written June 4, 2018
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Lars C
Heerlen, The Netherlands196 contributions
The village has a maza of steps left and right so it's easy to get lost there. Don't go out at night by yourself if you don't know the way. During day time breath taking views. Make sure to do the hike to both view points!
Written September 4, 2019
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Droni
Provo, UT18 contributions
We’ve had some amazing experiences in China from Yunan to Beijing and this is squarely at the top. Just unbelievable views of a special landscape. All of our kids were in awe. Staying in the Ping’an Village was a game-changer in being able to get out early to hike the patties before all the tourists come in on shuttle buses.
Written July 9, 2019
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David P
Sudbury, UK33 contributions
We spent one night in the Longji One Hotel, which is on the edge of what is becoming a town. There is not control over building and there are more and more hotels going up. Our hotel was basic with a comfortable room and good ensuite. The balcony was a little cramped with poor lighting. Staff were friendly but with limited English and the food was to say the least simple. The paddy fields are slowly being neglected which is a shame as they are the main reason for visiting. The locals don't seem to realise that they are killing the sacred cow and that soon the reason for visiting will not be worth the trek.
Written April 20, 2016
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NickMarsh
Hong Kong, China41 contributions
Family
Long drive, up the mountain followed by a long walk up the mountain! But wow, what a worth while trip. We had two kids 4&6 and I had to carry the 4 yr old much of the way, as it's quite hard work (it certainly was for me). Just outstanding views of the rice terraces. This is a MUST. There are stopping points on the way up, and plenty of coffee shops and restaurants, so you can take your time. We went when it was raining and misty, and yet still worth while!
Written May 24, 2015
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drgrl
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam12 contributions
Solo
This is one of the most spectacular views I have ever seen. The harvest takes place after October 7, the end of the National Day holidays, so be sure to visit before then for the best views. The terraces are golden in colour and absolutely gorgeous. The climb isn't bad, take your time and stop to enjoy the scenery on the way up. Along with a lovely view of the rice terraces, you may also find vegetables growing on the mountainside. The local Zhuang people are very kind, and will welcome you to their village. There are many hotels on the mountain, and many of the hotel staff can speak English. I suggest spending the night there so you can really enjoy all the village has to offer. A day tour would be quite rushed.
Written October 4, 2014
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