Welcome to Lóngjǐ Rice Terraces


You'll find the most spectacular views around the villages of Píng’ān (平安), a Zhuang settlement; Dàzhài (大寨), a mesmerising Yao village; and Tiántóuzhài (田头寨), which sits slightly further above Dàzhài.


Top experiences in Lóngjǐ Rice Terraces

Travel guides

Starting at $45.49

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Lóngjǐ Rice Terraces activities

$81 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: Longsheng Culture and Longji Rice Terraces

Your private guide will pick you up from your hotel in Guilin and drive you to Longsheng County, two hours northwest of Guilin. Begin your private tour by visiting the villages of the Zhuang and Yao people, two of the ethnic minority groups officially recognized in China. Your guide will provide comprehensive information about the culture and traditions of the Zhuang and Yao. See their unique and colorful clothing; listen to the melodious folk music; watch the playful dances; and observe the women weaving and embroidering. Enjoy a local lunch before traveling to the Longji Rice Terrace Fields. Climb up to the summit of the Longji Rice Terraces at an elevation of 2,886 feet (880 meters). A half-hour hike up offers an amazing panoramic vista of this incredible feat of farm engineering. The terraced fields were first built in the Yuan Dynasty, when the Zhuang people were forced to flee to the mountains. In order to continue farming on the mountains, the Zhuang people turned the mountains into farmland by creating terraced fields where the farmers could grow rice.From the peak, the terraced rice fields resemble the backbone of a dragon twisting and turning into the distance. The terraces divide the mountain into multiple layers. Tiers of water glisten in the sun during the spring; lush green rice shoots appear in the summer; layers of golden rice flourish in the fall; and layers of snow cover the terraces in the winter.

$1254.99 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-Day Yangshuo Bike Adventure Including Longji Rice Terraces Hike and Li River Cruise

This seven-day tour from Guilin is one of the best ways to get acquainted with Yangshuo’s fantastic landscape and interesting culture. Spend four days on a bike, following your expert guide through canyons, rivers and valleys that display the best of the region. One day will be spent hiking up the Longji Rice Terraces, where you will discover the lifestyles of the different minority tribes. You will also enjoy a picturesque two-hour cruise on the Li River on board a bamboo raft. And you can spend the last day of your trip partaking in the various optional activities offered in Yangshuo (own expense) like rock climbing, cave exploration and more! Your expert guide will lead you on trails that combine hills, flat ground and off-road dirt tracks. Traveling the countryside by bike offers an incredibly rewarding experience for those who are up for it; the difficulty levels range from moderate to strenuous, including some uphill riding, but support vehicles are available if you want to rest your legs for a while. Day-by-day itineraries may change depending on your group’s interests, the guide’s extensive knowledge of the region or other external factors.Please see the Itinerary below for a more detailed schedule of each day.

$138 Cultural & Theme Tours

Small-Group Day Tour to Longji Rice Terraces and Ethnic Minority Villages from Guilin

8:00am - 8:45am Hotel Pickup Your guide/driver will pick you up during the time window. If your hotel is not located in downtown Guilin, your guide/driver will notify you the designated pickup time the night before the departure date.8:45am - 11:00am Guilin to Longji Longji is 62 mi/100 km away from downtown Guiln, which is about 2 hours drive. Your vehicle will make a 10-minute stop at a service station halfway where you can take a break and stretch. Along the way, you will see beautiful villages and orchards sprawling on both sides of the road. 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Huangluo and Yaozhai Ethnic Minority VillagesThis is the first highlight of the day. You will enjoy an unique ethnic long-hair swaying dance performance. Local ethnic minority females start growing their long hair from the age of 12 and remain untrimmed. There are almost 120 women in the village and 80 of them are with 1.4-meter-long hair. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Break Enjoy local flavored lunch including steamed rice in bamboos trunk at a local restaurant. 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm Ping’an Village of Zhuang Ethnic Minority Group and Longji Rice Terraces After lunch break, take another 30-minute drive to arrive at Ping’an Village of Zhuang Ethnic Minority Group. It is the most famous village in Longji region to see rice terraces. You will climb the mountain from parking lot for about 30 minutes before reaching Ping’an Village where Zhuang ethnic minority lives. Next, continue hiking to your first vista point, Nine Dragons and Five Tigers, and then moving on to second vista point, Seven Stars and the Moon, where most pictures of Longji Rice Terraces seen on the internet space were taken at. You will stay at these two vista points for half an hour each to take as many amazing pictures as you wish. 4:30 pm - 7:00pm Back to original pickup point in downtown Gulilin Optional TourIf you would like to take an ad hoc Guilin City Evening Tour, a night cruise on Two Rivers and Four Lakes scenery area for evening show which is a good opportunity to see the city lights, it will take approximately 1 hour with the additional cost of USD$30 per person. The evening cruise departs at 7:30pm, 8:40pm, and 9:50pm. You may book it with your guide/driver directly.

$95 Private & Custom Tours

Longji Rice Terraces and Minority Village Private Trip from Guilin

Your amazing Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces private day trip will start at 8:30 am, local tour guide and driver will pick you up from your Guilin downtown hotel lobby in the morning and drive approx. 2 hours to Longsheng. Approx. 90 kilometers away from Guilin, the large-scale terraces of this scenic area reveal the original rural scenery of Longsheng. The Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces, also called Longji Rice Terraces, is inside a village of ethnic groups of Zhuang and Yao. The Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces is a beautiful natural picture and has seasonal variations in appearance. It is the most amazing terrace in China. Upon arrival, follow your guide to view the wonderful scenery of the Rice Terraces, enjoy lunch in a nice local restaurant, explore the local Minority village of Zhuang and have a glimpse of genuine folk life and culture of the local minority. After the full day sightseeing, the tour guide and driver will transfer you back to Guilin and drop you off at the hotel to conclude the trip.

$110 Day Trips & Excursions

Rice Terraces and Minority Village Tour in Guilin

Local expert guide will pick you up from your Guilin downtown hotel at around 7:30 - 8:00 am based on hotel location, sit in a comfortable coach to start the trip pf Longji Rice Terraces and local minority village.It takes about approx. 2 hours to get to the Longji County, where you will visit the Longji Rice Terraces, also called Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces. It is a beautiful natural picture and has seasonal variations in appearance. The rice terraces are built into the hillsides and look like great steps cut into the slopes as they wind around the mountainsides. It is the most amazing terrace in China. Hike up the hill to the best viewpoint and take amazing pictures. Later have lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to visit the Ping’an Minority Village, listen to the melodious folk music, see their unique and colorful clothing, have a glimpse of genuine folk life and culture of the local minority. After the full day sightseeing, your guide and driver will transfer you back to Guilin and drop you off at the hotel to conclude the trip.

$115 Cultural & Theme Tours

Rice Terraces Sightseeing and Minority Village Visiting From Guilin

Pick up from your hotel at 07:30 - 08:00 am based on your hotel location, then drive to Longsheng County (approx. 2-3 hours driving) and visit the Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces, also called Longji Rice Terraces - the culmination of both the profound wisdom and strenuous labor of the Zhuang people. The Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces is a beautiful natural picture and has seasonal variations in appearance. It is the most amazing terrace in China. Hike up the hill to the best viewpoint. Later enjoy a lunch at local farmer restaurant. And continue to visit the Ping’an Minority Village and have a glimpse of genuine folk life and culture of the local minority, listen to the melodious folk music, see their unique and colorful clothing, see their weaving and embroidering art and enjoy the playful folk dances. As you immerse yourself in the dreamy, tranquil atmosphere of the sloped rice cultures, you will forget the stress and worries of urban life. After the full day sightseeing, transfer back and drop off at your hotel.