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Longji Rice Terrace

Introducing Longji Rice Terrace, Longji Rice Terrace Guide, Longji Rice Terrace Travel Guide.
Article from Guilin Municipal Commission of Tourism, edited by Cathy

The Longji or call Longsheng Rice Terraces are located in Longsheng County, about 100 km (2 hours drive) from Guilin city. The most popular are Ping An Rice Terrace and Jinkeng Rice Terrace.

The terraced fields are built along the slope winding from the riverside up to the mountain top, the highest part being 880 m in elevation while the lowest part is 380 m. The coiling line that starts from the mountain foot up to the mountain top divides the mountain into layers of water glittering in the sun in spring, layers of green rice shoots in summer, layers of golden rice in fall, and layers of silvery frost in winter. At its beginning of Yuan Dynasty, the terraced fields were mostly built during the Ming Dynasty, about 500 years ago.

Longji (Dragon's Backbone) Terraced Rice Fields received their name because the rice terraces resemble a dragon's scales, while the summit of the mountain range looks like the backbone of the dragon. Visitors standing on the top of the mountain can see the dragon's backbone twisting off into the distance. In a early morning when weather is fine, the sunrise on the summit of Longji Rice Terraces is magnificent.

Quick Facts on Longji Rice Terrace

• Name: Longji Rice Terrace
• Location: 27km Southeast of Longsheng County
• Best Time to Visit: May, June, September and October(especially April 15 to 30, and August 15 to 31 on Chinese lunar calendar)
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 5 Hours
• Opening Hours: 08:30 - 17:30
• Admission Fee: CNY 80

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