Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces, Longsheng County

Must see · Lookout · Historic Walking Area
Climb hill slopes of terraced fields at Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces, where the glitter of the sun on countless rice paddies resembles the scales of a giant dragon. Following a 30-minute hike to the 2,886 m (880 ft) peak, you'll have panoramic views of a monumental agricultural engineering effort dating back to the Yuan dynasty. Often extending from the river at the foot of the hill to heights of 300-1,100 m (984-3,608 ft), this ingenious method of irrigation covers about 66 sq km (25.5 sq mi). A number of villages along the way offer modern service facilities, including family inns. Arrange to stay in one of these to immerse yourself in the Yao and Zhuang peoples' lifestyle. To visit Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces and get the most from your holiday in Longsheng County, create itinerary details personal to you using our Longsheng County trip itinerary website.
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  • Although I live far away from Guangxi province as soon as I have the opportunity I will go back to Longji rice terraces again. It's truly beautiful and I would like to be there in October when their.....  more »
  • Hiking, views, photography, local food, learning about different ethnic groups in the area, and seeing how hard they work. Breath taking and enlightening. A definite must if you can hike.  more »
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