Best Rice Terraces in Guilin – Find out about the Best Rice Terraces in Guilin!
What are the Best Rice Terraces in Guilin?
The Longji Rice Terraces are the best rice terraces in Guilin. These terraces were originally developed in the Yuang Dynasty (1271 – 1368) and completed in the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1912). It is located around 2 hours drive from Guilin. The rice terraces lie from the foot to the top of the mountain. After the rain, clouds flow over the mountain. The rice terraces look like steps to the heaven. There are two main areas at the Longji Rice Terraces and details are outlined below:
The Longji Rice Terraces are composed of the Longji Zhuang Rice Terraces, Ping’an Zhuang Rice Terraces and Jinkeng Rice Terraces. The Longji Zhuang Rice Terraces are the least visited and least popular among tourists. Thus, it is the quietest. There are 5 old wooden houses there one of which is more than 250 years old.
Views in the area are not so amazing as those in Ping’an Zhuang Rice Terraces and Jinkeng Rice Terraces while the customs in Longji Zhuang Rice Terraces is the best-preserved. If you’d like to experience local culture and life, it is recommended that you explore Longji Zhuang Rice Terraces where Longji Zhuang Village is located.
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Ping’an Zhuang Village is the best-developed one in Longji Rice Terraces. You could admire the bird’s eye view of the rice terraces at the Viewpoint of Nine Tigers and Five Tigers or Viewpoint of Seven Stars with the Moon.
From the viewpoint, you will enjoy the stunning sunset. You could take a cable car to the viewpoint or hike along the trail to it. Viewpoint of Music from Paradise features the gorgeous sunrise to appreciate as well. If you would like to enjoy the sunrise, it is recommend that you stay overnight at Tiantouzhai Village which is some 60 minutes walk from the viewpoint.
Longji Rice Terraces offers several viewpoints to enjoy the bird’s eye views of the rice terraces. You could appreciate the sunrise at the Viewpoint of Music from Paradise and the sunset at the Viewpoint of Golden Buddha Peak (Jinkeng Rice Terraces). There are also some famous viewpoints at the Ping’an Rice Terraces area including the Seven Stars with the Moon’ viewpoint You could hike around the area. There are several hiking trails to explore. After the rain, Longji Rice Terraces also has amazing views to admire. Clouds flow over or on the rice terraces, which look like a fairy land.
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In March, you could explore all of the different rice terraces, which are often flooded with golden rape flowers. In April, most of the rice terraces in Longji Rice Terraces is filled with water. Views are amazing.
In the early May and the early June, two different festivals are always celebrated with a variety of interesting activities, such as planting rice seedlings and catching fishes in the rice terraces and much more. From the early September to the early October, rice is ripe and the rice terraces look like golden ribbons. When wind flows over, they are like dancing ribbons.
The best time to visit the Longji Rice Terraces is between early September until early October (when the terraces are golden) but every season offers different views and it’s a great time to visit throughout the year.