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Longsheng Rice Terraces

Listed under Lovely Rural Hills in Guilin, China.

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The rice terraces of Longsheng (the Dragon's Backbone) near Guilin are some of the finest in south China and certainly amongst the most accessible. The journey to Ping'an Village now takes little more than 2 hours from Guilin downtown making a day trip viable.

Most visitors prefer to spend at least one night at the village, to experience local hospitality as well as to be able to enjoy dawn and disk views. The more adventurous stay for days and hike to other nearby villages such as Longji and Dazhai.

Ping'an is a Zhuang village. Others in the area are inhabited by the Yao. Yao ladies do not cut their hair and this often reaches down to their ankles when unwound.

Written by  Ian Ford.

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