Longji Rice Terraces are located in Longsheng County about 2 hours from Guilin. The rice terraces are built into the hillsides. The terraces look like great chains or ribbons as they wind from the foot to the top of the hill. This ingenious construction makes best use of the scare arable land and water resources in the mountainous area. There are about 66 square kilometers terraced fields in southeast of Longsheng,
It is called "The champion of the terrace world". It is the Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces. The Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces is 27 kilometres from Longsheng County.
PingAn Rice Terrace
This is the most famous rice terrace, named after the nearby village of PingAn. The terraced Fields in PingAn village show a picture of great momentum and imposing beauty. It is 22.5 km from the county seat and 108 km. from the city of Guilin.
The terraced fields are built along the slope winding from the riverside up to the mountain top, the highest part being 880 m in elevation while the lowest part 380 m in elevation. The coiling line that starts from the mountain foot to up to the mountain top divides the mountain into layers of water glittering in the sun in spring, layers of green rice shoots in summer, layers of golden rice in fall, and layers of silvery frost in winter. The terraced fields were mostly built during the Ming Dynasty about 500 years ago.
The best time for a good photo is in early June, when the paddies are pumping with water, the villages are transfering young plant of rice from the seed bed to large areas of rice terrace.
PingAn rice terrace and PingAn village are so popular in China. Every June, many people reserve local families homes in advance for a visit, and the villages have opened many shops, restaurants, hotels for booming business. If you are seeking for a more remote minority ethnic village, or an under development rice terrace field, go to Jinkeng Rice Terrace, and stay overnight in Tiantou village on the mountain top.