Guilin Longji Rice Terraces Scenery

Guilin City Essence and Longji Terrace Field Hiking

Suggested Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Guilin, Flight not included

Airport Transfer (Guilin)

Day 2: Reed Flute Cave, Folded Brocade Hill, Elephant Trunk Hill
Guilin Reed Flute Cave
Reed Flute Cave

- Reed Flute Cave (1 hour): Located 5 kilometers northwest of Guilin city, the Reed Flute Cave gets the name from the reeds used for making flutes and pipes that grow at its entrance. The cave is regarded as the largest and most impressive cave in Guilin.

It is 240 meters long, and the length of the tour is about 550 meters offering a magic land of stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars, stone curtains, birds, plants and animals in fantastic shapes and colors. The visit lasts for 40 minutes and there are a lot of steps. Watch your step as the lights are dim. You guide will show you by electric torch.

- Folded Brocade Hill: Sitting on the bank of the Li River, the stone blocks are piled one after another just like a pile of colorful folded silk. Piled Silk Hill is famous for its beautiful view and smooth path for climbing. The hill has many points of interest including Diecai pavilion, Yuyue loft, Wind cave, Diecai tower, Looking at the River Pavilion to enjoy the beautiful Li River's scenery and Catching Clouds pavilion.

- Elephant Trunk Hill (40 minutes): Elephant Trunk Hill is located at the junction of Li River and Peach Blossom River. It is the symbol of Guilin with 55 meters high and got its name because its shape resembles an elephant with its trunk drinking from the Li River. The hill is pierced with many caves and topped with a small pagoda.

Day 3: Guilin to Longsheng
Longsheng Minority village
Minority Village in Longsheng

Our guide and driver will escort you from Guilin to Longsheng, Minority village and Longsheng Terraced Field

- 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.

Day 4: Longsheng to Guilin to Departure City, Flight not included
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Hiking to Guzhuangzhai Village 

Hiking to Guzhuangzhai Village, Our guide and driver will escort you from Longsheng to Guilin, Airport Transfer (Guilin)

- Hiking to Guzhuangzhai Village: Guzhuangzhai Village is a quieter village compared with Ping’an Village as many tourists are not will to spend the 3 hour round trip hiking to get there. The houses and people are more traditional. Local people living in the village belong to the ethnic group, Baiyi Zhuang -White Clothes Zhuang.

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