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Enjoying Longji Rice Terraces in Guilin

A few hours by bus from Guilin, you’ll find one of the most amazing areas in all of China – the Longji Rice Terraces, aka “Dragon’s Backbone”. The name comes of the resemblance of the layered rice paddies to a dragon’s scales. These magnificent terraces are a man made construction and it began way back in the Yuan Dynasty. It’s a stunning example of human landscape engineering, and perhaps the most beautiful example of terraced rice fields in China. It is a scene of such splendid and breathtaking beauty it has to be seen to be believed. The Longji Rice Terraces refers to several village areas in Longji County. The most popular terraced field areas are around Ping’an Village, where Zhuang minority people live, and in the Jinkeng area, home to the Red Yao. The Ping’an Terraced Fields — Famous and Well-developed Ping’an Zhuang Village Terraced Fields are the earliest…