Guilin Minority Discovery Tour

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Day 1: Arrive in Longsheng, Flight No. TBA
Longsheng Minority village

Airport Transfer (Longsheng), Minority village and Longsheng Terraced Field, Huangluo Yao Village

Minority village and Longsheng Terraced Field: The Longji Terraces are built into the steep mountain range named "The Dragon's Backbone" about 2.5 hours from Guilin. The terraces look like ribbons as they wind from the foot to the top of the mountain. This ingenious construction makes best use of the scarce arable land and water resources in the mountainous area. There are about 66 square kilometers of terraced fields in the district. The Terraces were first built in the Yuan dynasty and completed in the Qing dynasty by the Zhuang people. Zhuang and Yao minority villages dot the area and feature traditional unique architecture where no nails are used in construction. The different minority customs and dressing styles are especially interesting. Sedan chairs are available from the parking lot to the top of the mountain for customers who would like to see the great views but do not wish to climb all the way up to the top; it takes about CNY350 per person for the round trip.

Huangluo Yao Village: This settlement place of Hong Yao nationality gains the recognition of the world-one long hair village, and it has been written in the Guinness World Records. Every woman in the village has a long hair, and the longest one is nearly 75 inches. You can enjoy the long hair dancing and the dancing of praying for good fortune, which are the traditional folk performances in this village.

Day 2: Longsheng to Sanjiang
sanjiang wind and rain bridge

Our guide and driver will escort you from Longsheng to Sanjiang, Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge in Sanjiang, Mapang Drum Tower

Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge in Sanjiang: It was built in 1916, and it is the best one among the several wind and rain bridges in nearby Dong stockade villages. At present, it is the largest wind and rain bridge .

Mapang Drum Tower: It is a symbol of Dong village, there is a drum tower where is a village, only the building style and height are different. Mapang Drum Tower is one of the most famous drum towers in China, built in Ming Dynasty, hit by village fire for several times, the existing drum tower was rebuilt in 1943. the drum tower is pagoda style, 15 meters high, 11 meters wide, nine floor eaves in total, each floor has eaves, which are drawn various patterns such as flowers, grass, fish, birds and character, the top part of the tower is covered with green tiles.

Day 3: Danzhou Ancient Town

Danzhou Ancient Town is located in the southwest of the Rongjiang Town, is an administrative villages with a total area of1.6 square kilometers. Danzhou ancient town is a multi-ethnic villages, it has Miao, Yao, Dong, Zhuang and Han five ethnic groups and as a total of. 1100 people live there. Danzhou ancient town called the "water of the Island," is a small island surrounded by water, the island with fresh air, so quiet and comfortable, with a unique, beautiful and diverse natural scenery: From 1591 to 1952, Danzhou ancient town was been the Sanjiang local government more than 400 years. The famous sites in the village are The East Ancient Gate, North Ancient Gate, Guangdong and Fujian Hall, the ancient city walls, the site of the former county government, Ming and early Qing Dynasty houses.

Day 4: Depart Sanjiang, Flight No. TBA

Hotel to airport Transfer (Sanjiang)

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