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" Longsheng Rice Terrace "
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Known also as the Dragon's Backbone Terraces, the enchanting countryside around Longsheng is some of the most photogenic in China. Layers of spectacular rice terraces curve gracefully around the steep verdant hills of the region like ribbons, creating a scene that is profoundly beautiful. Tiny remote minority villages dot the landscape and can be explored during your visit to learn about the history and culture of the area. The terraces represent an extraordinary feat of engineering and are a shining example of Chinese vision and ingenuity.
The terraces change dramatically throughout the year here. In spring they are filled with water to irrigate the fields, turning green with the arrival of summer. They take on a golden palette of beautiful autumnal colours at harvest time, before winter brings snow to the mountainous region.
The rice terraces are located just two hours north of the Guilin and its magnificent karst landscapes. They can be visited on a day trip, though you may prefer to stay in Ping'an village overnight for a fuller experience.
13 Nights from
Travel back in time from the futuristic skyscrapers of Shanghai, through rural life in the country's most beguiling landscapes to tales of China's dynastic…
Day 1 - Welcome to Shanghai
Day 2 - Highlights of Shanghai
Day 3 - Shanghai at leisure
Day 4 - Shanghai at leisure
Day 5 - Reed Flute Caves & transfer to Longsheng
Day 6 - Longji Rice Terraces
Day 7 - Li River Cruise
Day 8 - Hiking or cycling in Yangshuo
Day 9 - Welcome to Beijing
Day 10 - Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & Temple of Heaven
Day 11 - Great Wall & Ming Tombs
Day 12 - Day at Leisure in Beijing
22 Nights from
Journey across China and back to culturally-rich cities and storybook landscapes. Marvel at the Terracotta Army and Great Wall and see a giant Buddha and a…
Day 1 - Welcome to Beijing
Day 2 - Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & Temple of Heaven
Day 3 - Great Wall & Ming Tombs
Day 4 - Beijing Summer Palace
Day 5 - Bullet Train to Xi'an
Day 6 - Xi'an City Tour
Day 7 - Terracotta Army
Day 8 - Transfer to Tibet
Day 9 - Jokhang Temple & Drepung Monastery
Day 10 - Potala Palace, Norbulingka & Sera Monastery
Day 11 - Transfer to Mount Emei
Day 12 - Mount Emei tour
Day 13 - Leshan Giant Buddha
Day 14 - Panda Research Center
Day 15 - Transfer to Longsheng
Day 16 - Longji Rice Terraces
Day 17 - Li River Cruise
Day 18 - Hiking or cycling in Yangshuo
Day 19 - Transfer to Shanghai
Day 20 - Highlights of Shanghai
Day 21 - Shanghai at leisure
Day 22 - Suzhou's Classical Gardens
Day 23 - Return flight to UK
This outstanding 5 star lodge enjoys a spectacular setting, overlooking the rolling rice terraces of Longji.
This attractive 4 star hotel is located in the heart of the Longji rice terrace region, within walking distance of specta…
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