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Long Sheng's Dragon Spine Rice Terraces

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Long Sheng's Dragon Spine Rice Terraces

73 Reviews
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1-Day Longji Terrace Fields-Pingan village Tour with the English Speaking Driver
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1-Day Longji Terrace Fields-Pingan village Tour with the English Speaking Driver

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Visit the highlights of Guilin including the Longji rice terraces, Huangluo Long hair village and hiking/shuttle bus around the Ping'an village with this self-guided day tour from Guilin(We just provided the English speaking driver, no tour guide).<br>You will be picked up and dropped off from your Guilin/Yangshuo/Xingping hotel.
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Helen2310 wrote a review Nov 2019
Adelaide, Australia94 contributions8 helpful votes
The terrraced rice fields are an amazing sight, although we were unfortunate to have a very wet and foggy day which made it a little disappointing as the weather was not normal for October. It was still spectacular, and worth the long trip to and from Guilin. Our guide was very helpful. We ended up taking a golf cart to the top section due to the weather, then walking around the mountains in the rain and fog, seeing the great views, and experiencing some of the locals and the produce and crafts. We had lunch at an amazing little restaurant before climbing to the bottom. A great day.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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jensen_chua wrote a review Aug 2019
Singapore, Singapore3666 contributions1187 helpful votes
The no.1 attraction in Long Sheng, worth the 2.5hr drive from Guilin. For avid photographers, its recommended to stay at least a night over at one lodges at Ping'An village to capture the sunrise and sunset version of the amazing valley. For day trippers, a trek along the rice terrace trails are a real treat. Drone is allowed at this venue.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Joseph S wrote a review May 2019
Cupertino, California757 contributions87 helpful votes
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It took a bit of an adventure and time to get there (car ride, bus transfer, hike up hill), but in the end, it was all worth it. I'm sure it looks different at different times of the year, but it was spectacular when we visited. Try to plan so that its not raining or have rain in the forecast. Plenty to buy and eat/snack on the way up or down. Try to eat lunch at one of the local restaurants. Food was excellent.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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yeonghaur wrote a review Sep 2018
Singapore, Singapore484 contributions69 helpful votes
We visited in early Sep, stayed for 2 nights at Tiantouzhai. The Dragon Spine ("Long ji") rice terraces is a generic name given to this area. There are currently 3 main rice terraces that are open to tourists. First is Ping'An terraces (opened to public the earliest, has 2 main viewpoints), JingKeng rice terraces (which includes the villages of Da Zhai and TiantouZhai, has 3 main viewpoints) and the least visited Ancient Zhuang terraces. I visited and stayed at Tiantouzhai, and also visited Ping'An on a half-day hike. It is easy to do the trip on your own. Entrance to the whole Dragon Spine rice terrace is 95 RMB per person. Good for a month. We first traveled to DaZhai car park (in JingKeng Rice terrace). From there, we took a cable car (100 RMB return, 70 RMB one way) to Viewpoint 3 ("Golden Buddha Peak"). We went at around 11.30 am. Not crowded. View was spectacular. We stayed for about an hour before taking the cable down again. At the car park, we took our pre-arranged jeep to Tiantouzhai. The jeep takes a detour around the hill (road was constructed in this way to avoid the rice terraces, I was told) to reach the highest point. From there, we still had to walk up for a further 10 min to our hotel. View was incredible. From our hotel, it is about 10 min to Viewpoint 1 (even further up). The next morning, I joined many others to see the sunrise at Viewpoint 1 but while it was beautiful, I thought the view along the way was just as spectacular. We didn't visit Viewpoint 2 in JinKeng as I was traveling with my 70+ parents and it was too tiring for them. I did a short half-day hike from Tiantouzhai to Ping'An Zhai. It took about 2.5 h to reach the "9 Dragon 5 Tiger" viewpoint. Although the hike was rated highly, I thought it was just ok, especially if you have seen the JinKeng terraces. You do walk through terraces and an old village (Zhong Liu), which was nice. Weather was very hot. It was also sad to see the many construction going on, some of which are like scars on the otherwise green and beautiful hills. But I know developments also help to improve the lives of the locals, who prior to tourism, led very poor and hard lives here (based on my conversation with them). The viewpoint in Ping'An zhai was very beautiful as well. They are smaller than JinKeng's but more well-maintained (almost like manicured). On the whole, if I were to compare, I would say JinKeng's are of a bigger scale, more staggering and awe-inspiring. Ping'An is on a smaller scale, but more exquisite. If you have time, I would suggest you visit both. After lingering in Ping'An for about an hour, I took a bus to "He Long" bridge, then switched to a van to head back to DaZhai car park. Remember to bring your entrance ticket with you as they will check again. From the car park, I made the climb up to TiantouZhai (1 hour) this time. One final sharing. On our last day out, we made a stop at the "Red Yao Long Hair Village". I read comments that it was over commercialized but we actually quite enjoyed it. I did to keep things in perspective, with developments, it is not realistic to expect locals living in ancient ways completely untouched by modernity. The show as about 30 min, and performed once there are enough people. It was an interesting insight to the culture of the long-haired ladies. The setting of the village (suspension bridge and traditional wooden houses) was beautiful too. Worth a stop.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Lynda P wrote a review Aug 2018
Beckenham, United Kingdom165 contributions92 helpful votes
We did this on a day trip from Guilin. Journey was around 1.5 hours. Firstly we stopped at one area for the guide to get tickets then climb up in the car for another 30 minutes to start the walk. Much of the walk is through villages. I think Ping'an. The views were stunning but I just could not make it to the top. Combination of high temperatures 30+, humidity and lack of fitness. We were also visiting at peak Chinese summer holiday season so many many tourists. My husband went on up with our guide. Be aware the steps are steep and uneven in places. There are also numerous restaurants and souvenir shops. Very touristy in parts. Stunning views though.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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