Longji Terraced Fields Hiking Extension
2-Day Longji Terraced Fields Hiking Tour
Longji Terraced Fields is a must-hiking destination in Guilin. Proper hiking along the terraced fields and mountains offer you a chance to immerse yourself at the the fields, get a touch with local Zhuang people and their culture, taste local unique food like oil-tea, have fun with peaceful countryside life.
- Unique hiking along the terraced fields
- Get closely touch with the local and their life
- Take photos of local minority houses with the fields
- Taste Zhuang People's unique food-oil tea
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I booked a 3-day trip to Guilin and Yangshuo on a rather short notice. However, due to the excellent organisation from Wendy and especially Zac it was able to set it up very quickly. To slightly jump ahead, i would go with this agency for every long trip in China as this is the most convenient way to enjoy any city, rural area, etc. The trip itself couldn't have been better as they took care of everything where i only had to sit back and enjoy myself during various activities. There was even a supply of water bottles every day to combat the blistering heat during this trip. Thanks to my tour guide Henry every request and wish was fullfilled as even special food choices were done every day. more
Your English guide will pick you up from your hotel at Guilin in the morning. Private car and driver will take you to Longji Terraced Fields with a 2-2.5h journey. You will go through Dazhai Village, the best part of Longji with more magnificent terraced fields but fewer travelers. The village is impressive of a large-scale wooden minority houses, especially decorated by lots of hot red peppers and golden rice plants in autumn.
Have fun to chat with local Zhuang people at their home, and taste local unique food-oil tea at noon. You can also learn how to make the oil tea with them who have lived there for generations. Start your hiking up to mountain ridge for a better view and reach your hotel. The hiking lasts 2-3 hours to your hotel which has a panorama view of the fields. Come cross some local people working in the fields, enjoy a beautiful picture with local wooden houses decorated by terraced fields, walk through the fantastic fields-a golden heaven in autumn.
Have a local Chinese breakfast at the hotel in the morning. Leave your hotel at 08:00, and start a longer hiking which is 4-5h hiking to Ping'an village. You will walk down and go uphill among the mountains. Guided by local people, enjoy a peaceful countryside life, and have a look at ethnic people life.
Later, arrive at Ping'an village-a popular destination in the Longji Terraced Fields. Walk down from the top with the best view, have lunch in Ping'an village and try the local bamboo rice. Continue to explore the terraced fields after the meal, and start to move back to Guilin.
1. Best time to do the hiking
May to October is the best period to hike among the terraced fields. Avoid Guilin's monsoon (March and April).
2. What to see
Watering the fields starts every April, planting in June and harvest comes during late September. You could find a special panoramic view from May to September, especially for photograph lovers. Your tour guide will gladly lead you to the best spots with panoramic view.
Golden terraced fields are fabulous during China's National Day holiday. Although we don't recommend visiting China during the period, yet it's the best time to see and photograph the countless yellow rice terraces. The rice stalks don't turn golden before National Day and is quickly cut after the holiday. Rice in Dazhai Village is cut later than Ping'an Village area.
3. What to pack
The route is touched by a few travelers. Bring some water and snacks while there is only one shop on the way from Dazhai village to Ping'an village (4-5h hiking). Good walking shoes are necessary.
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Step 4: Enjoy the tour!
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