Welcome to Longji Rice Terraces
This part of Guǎngxī is famous for its breathtaking vistas of terraced paddy fields cascading in swirls down into a valley. For hundreds of years, the paddy fields of Lóngjǐ Rice Terraces (龙脊梯田; Lóngjǐ Tītián) remained unknown to travellers, then everything changed in the 1990s when a photographer named Li Yashi (李亚石) moved here. His images of the scenery amazed the world and put Lóngjǐ (literally 'Dragon's Back') firmly on the tourist trail.
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.