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Longshen v. Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces

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Longshen v. Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces


I am traveling to the Yanghuo area of China approximately 30 Oct through 3 Nov. Both the Longshen and Dragon's Backbone rice terraces sound fascinating, but I also definitely want to experience the Karst formations, and ancient villages. How different are Longshen from Dragon's Bbone? It sound like DBB is more centrally located for mountain and village touring. Has anyone done both, and what might you recommend for four days in the area? Many thanks.


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1. Re: Longshen v. Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces

Dragon's Backbone terraces need to be accessed via Longsheng town. After cutting your transit time,you may have 3 full days for tour. Here is the advised 3-day plan: D1:Longshengrice terrace day tour,back to Guilin. D2 Morning cruise to Yansghuo from Guilin. D3:Yangshuo countryside biking, villages visit, Yulong rafting. As you know, the Longji rice terrace has just been reaped in the early Oct. and will be not at its best during your visit in late Oct. But it still is interesting for most fisrt-timers.

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2. Re: Longshen v. Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces

You may not have been very clear. Dragon's Backbone rice terraces located in Longsheng County. Longsheng is the captical of the county which is another place totaly a normal little moutain city. Longsheng some time also can stand for Dragon's Backbone rice terraces.

If you like karst land more. Yangshuo is the very right place not Dragon's Backbone rice terraces.

Dragon's Backbone rice terraces deserve 1-2 days, Guilin railway station has direct bus to Dazhai.

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3. Re: Longshen v. Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces

Also, late October isn't a good month to visit them, as the harvest will already have finished.

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4. Re: Longshen v. Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces

the weather of longsheng will be cold, you could do day trip from guilin or yangshuo .

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5. Re: Longshen v. Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces

Don't do a day trip! You will be taken to Pinyan which is a very touristy village. I stayed in a guest house in Dazhai for two nights last month which was great. You get a chance to walk through the smaller villages and experience the best of the rice terraces. To get to Dazhai involves a 40 minutes hike but your bags get carried for a small fee

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6. Re: Longshen v. Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces

Spent 1 night @ the Wisdom Inn.. and I love Dazhai.....


Rice terrace are bigger and well kept (IMHO)

but that was May.. took us nearly 4 h for the full tour from Dazhai village to pint 2>1>3 and back.. but it has been a huge surprise for us..

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