Longji Terraced Fields

Last updated by 798light at 2014/10/19

Longji Terraced Fields

Longji Terraced Fields

Longji Terraced Fields is in the Heping town in Longsheng, a 2 hours drive from Guilin. The terraced rice fields, like ladders, wind from the bottom of the mountain to the top. The elevation varies from 380 meters to 880 meters with a drop of 500 meters. 

Longji Terraced Fields is in the Heping town in Longsheng, a 2 hours drive from Guilin. The terraced rice fields, like ladders, wind from the bottom of the mountain to the top. The elevation varies from 380 meters to 880 meters with a drop of 500 meters. First built during the Yuan Dynasty, these rice fields were built with the determination, sweat and blood of generations of people. It is a testimony to the ingenuity of agriculture in mountainous areas. These fields are often belt-shaped, narrow and long, most of which are only wide enough for two rows of crops. The largest patch is only one Mu. There are about 66 square kilometers of terraced fields in southeast Longsheng.

People living in this region are mainly Zhuang minority. Their villages dot the rolling terraced fields. The two most visited villages are Huangluo Yao Village and Yinshui Dong Village.

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Scenic Highlights

Longji Terraced Fields is picturesque and wonderful all year round, with its scenery changing from season to season. The magnificent scenery of the rice terraced fields has attracted visitors from at home and abroad.

Rape Flowers

There are lots of rape flowers blossoming at the end of March in spring. Walking along the fields of rape flowers, ones can found the air is perfumed by the rape flowers. Taking a stroll and photograph at the land of rape flowers is a really a nice choice, which makes the trip more pleasant and meaningful.

Kaigeng Festival

Farmers will fertilize the rice terraced fields by using manure at the early beginning of May, which makes the fields red. The red fields are beautiful and unique. Locals are prepared to farm by storing water at the beginning of June. The terraced fields look like thousands of mirrors of different sizes shining every year in the storage period during June.

There is an important festival from 8th to 10th of June called Kaigeng Festival (literally means the time to farm). Visitors can enjoy many wonderful and traditional performances showed by locals. And there is not crowded at the time.

The terraced fields look like thousands of mirrors of different sizes shining every year in the storage period during June. From July to August is the best time to photograph with the clear sky and green fields as well as colorful cloud.

Harvest Season

There is no doubt that the autumn is the best time to visit when the rice is ready for harvest and the terraced fields in golden. The weather is cool and the surroundings sometimes in light haze. Most visitors come to here to enjoy the beauty of golden fields and photograph the sunset and sunrise scenery.

Besides, visitors can experience the farming life by harvesting in the fields. The idyllic scenery is a nice place for visitors to visit and enjoy the real tranquil and simple local lifestyle.

Huangluoyao Village:This village is well known to the world because the women who live here have unusually long hair; some so long that they touch the ground. This fact has been recorded by the Guinness General Headquarters. The reason why their hair can grow so long remains unknown. Some of these women have travelled outside their villages to show off their beautiful hair. On sunny days, they can be seen in groups of two or three at the bank of the Jinjiang River, washing their hair. This makes for an interesting folk picture.

Yinshui Tong Village:This Dong ethnic village lies in a mountain valley. The village has a long history dating back to the ancient Tang Dynasty over 1,000 years ago. Early in the Tang Dynasty, the Wu family of Tong nationality moved to Longsheng and settled here. After generations, the village has grown. Many, many people have settled here and enjoy happy and carefree lives. At the rear of the village is a temple frequented by many worshippers. The village is filled with wooden houses.

 

Solo Adventure Tips:

Location:

It is located in Longsheng County, about 2 hours drive from Guilin

How to Get There?

Take a bus at Guilin Bus Station to Longsheng and then transfer to another for the Terraced Fields.

Ticket Price:

50 yuan  (half price for children between 1.00m-1.40m tall, free for those shorter than 1.00m)

Opening Hours:

all day

More Tips:

The best time to visit is in autumn when the rice is ready for harvest and the fields offer a golden vista.

There are lots of hotels in Longsheng County. Or visitors can live in the local family.

The harvesting time will begin at 8th of October. It is advisable for visitors to have a visit before harvesting time.


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