The Longji Rice Terraced Fields are located in Longsheng County, Guilin. They span across six villages and have a long history of more than 2,000 years.
The local Zhuang and Yao people have farmed these mountainous fields day after day and year after year their entire lives.
Their ancestors would never have dreamed that this tough terraced land, farmed with their tears and sweat, could be transformed in such a way over time and now reward the locals with amazing scenery that attracts the rest of the world.
The ancient Zhuang village you are going to visit is a small and quiet village where more than 300 Zhuang families live. Many of the local residences have a history of over 100 years. This village has now become a window into the Zhuang culture for the rest of the world. Longji Ancient Zhuang Village is the originating point of the Zhuang people’s terraced fields. The highest altitude in the village is about 1,300 meters while the lowest altitude there is 350 meters. The terraced fields there look magnificent.
Zhuang village in Longji
Details about Your Visit to the Village:
First, you will walk for about 15 minutes from the ticketing gate to the Ecological Museum. You’ll have the chance to see the locals plowing and sowing the terraced fields. In just the same way as their ancestors did, they are still working hard on this land to make a living without machines, preserving the history of this magnificent wonder.
When you arrive at the Ecological Museum, you’ll find lots of folkloric articles exhibited there, highlighting the Zhuang people’s folklore and customs. Afterward, you will visit a local Zhuang person’s house to discover what their daily lifestyle is like.
The houses of Zhuang people
Visit a local Zhuang person's house
Stream on the mountain
Good to know:
- Most tour groups don’t go to the Slender Ditch viewing point because it takes up extra time, money, and energy — but it’s worth it.