Longji 龙胜梯田 Travel Guide
Longji, also known as the Dragon’s Backbone Rice terraces, and the 600 year old Zhuang Village of Pingan are deservedly popular day and overnight destinations from either Guilin or Yangshuo. The terraces are set above and around the villages and provide fabulous backdrops to the scenes of village life and you don’t have to walk too far along the many paths to escape the masses from local tour groups. Longji can be visited as a day trip from Yangshuo but journey time is fastest from Guilin.
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The village of Pingan is very picturesque but it is the rice terraces that are the main draw here.
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The Rice Terraces are the chief draw and stretch all the way up the peaks in this area. The best views are from higher up above Pingan. Pingan is the most popular of all the small villages in this area and is picturesquely perched on the steep mountainside. If you were to stay overnight this would be the place to do so. Trekking – there a numerous opportunities for day walks in this area – just following the paths that weave through the villages and rice terraces.
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A good day trip from either Yangshuo or Guilin.
Longji offers up some interesting traditional style boutique hotel options with the Star Wish Resort and Longji One hotels being the most consistently good options.
By Phil Stanley & Headseast – TCTC Destination Expert.