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Sceneries of Longji Terraces


The Longji 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.

The Terraces were first built some 700 years ago during the Yuan Dynasty and completed in the Qing dynasty by the local ethnic Zhuang and Miao people.
Travel tips: Ticket: 30 yuan.
Transportation: Bus from Guilin to Longsheng takes 2 hours and costs some 15 yuan. Local bus from Longsheng to Longji Terrace takes 50 minutes and costs less than 10 yuan.
Where to stay: There are several family-run hostels with simple, creaky wood rooms(20-30 yuan per bed).

(Source:China.org.cn , 2007-08-04)