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Longji's terraced fields offer some of the most fantastic scenery in Guilin or indeed China. Beautiful when the sun reflects in the water of the paddy fields and glowing with yellow ears when the harvest is ripe, Longji (Dragon's Back) is a feast for the eyes. The rice terraces are built into the hillsides, and look like great chains or ribbons as they wind round the contours in tiered bands. In some places there are terraces from the bottom to the top of the hillside.
This ingenious irrigation method makes the best use of the scarce arable land and water resources in this mountainous area. There are about 66 square kilometers of terraced fields in southeast Longsheng County.
Location: North of Guilin, Guangxi Province,
Distance: About 95 km north of Guilin City. 2½ hour’s drive
History: It was first built in the Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368) and completed in the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911)
Highlights: Terraced field scenery, ancient villages, minority culture.
Best time: Spring and autumn, especially May and October for the seed time and harvest time.
Activities: photography, hiking
Time suggested: 1½ days