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The Dragon’s Backbone: A View Like No Other

Visions from Longsheng:

The Longji Rice Terraces also known as “The Dragon’s Backbone” take their monicker from the similarity to the scales on the back of a dragon.  One of the most striking and mystical visions in all of China, the Longji Rice Terraces are something you have to experience for yourself. 

With a history of over 2300 years the terraces date back to the to the Qin Dynasty, and further developed in the Tang and Ming dynasties.  The taming of the mountain by the local minority groups are a testament to the will and ingenuity of man.  Looking at the rice terraces, one is transported through time to another era, a glimpse into the beauty of the past.  

Located in Longsheng County only 65 kilometers from Guilin, a popular tourist destination in South China, the Longji Rice Terraces are a must see on you next vacation.  

The main rice terrace areas to see while visiting Longsheng are the ancient Zhuang village, the Christmas village terrace viewing area, Jin Keng, and the Hong Yao terrace scenic spot.  The area has many picturesque traditional villages home to local ethnic groups.  

The Dragon’s Seasons:

At the end of May and the beginning of June the terraces are transformed, when the locals flood the field with water.  The mountains glimmer as the sun shimmers off the watery mountain.

In the summer time another metamorphosis occurs as the rice grows, covering the hillsides with luscious green growth.

As autumn comes around the grass turns golden, signaling the time for harvest and the end of the season.  

Finally as the great dragon goes to sleep for the winter, visitors can be treated sights of the snowy terraced mountains.  

The passing of spring and harvest each year connects the local people to the land that they cultivate.  The Zhuang and Yao people who call these mountains their home, remind the world that man and nature are deeply connected and that maybe sometimes the world should slow down and smell the rice grass.  

More Information: 

Address: Dragon Back Terrace View Area, Dragon Back Town, Longshen County, Guilin, Guangxi, China (地址:广西桂林市龙胜县龙脊镇龙脊梯田景区 )

Phone Number:  0773—7583188

Entrance Fee:  95 yuan per person

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