Longsheng Longji Rice
Digging began in Yuan Dynasty, Longji
Rice Terraces has gone through a great many of hardships
for hundreds of years. Zhuang and Yao people live here
for generations, build ridges to dig up terraces, ask
mountains for food. From fast-flowing valleys to the
peaks surrounded by clouds, from the edges of forests
to the cliffs, the terraces are dug up in anyplace that
can be reclaimed. In this way, through the centuries,
the efforts of many generations have made Longji Rice
Terraces become more and more perfect, formed the magnificent
landscape that the terraces coil the mountain from the
foot to the top. It is divided into the scenic views
of Gold Pit Dazhai Yao Terraces and the scenic views
of Ping’an Zhuang Terraces, with a dozen major
attractions. With majestic momentum, flowing lines,
changing verve and unique folk customs, Longji Rice
Terraces are known all over the world, any other terraces
are far behind. It is called “the top of the world”
and "the world is a must". Turning left from
Erlongqiao Parking is the way to the scenic views of
Ping’an Zhuang Terraces, turning right is the
way to the scenic views of Gold Pit Dazhai Yao Terraces.
The highest elevation of Ping’an Zhuang Terraces
is of 880 meters, the lowest elevation of it is 380
meters, and the vertical height difference is of 500
meters. The highest elevation of Gold Pit Terraces is
1180 meters, and the lowest elevation of it is 880 meters.
The layers of terraces look like the lamellar scales
at a distance, and decorate the rolling and sheer Longji
Mountain into a vivid and full-body flashing dragon.
The color of Longji Rice Terraces is of distinct gradation,
changes with a different romantic charm in four seasons,
and makes people fascinated.
Standing on the highest of the terraces and looking
away, you can feel the layers of terraces under your
feet rising up like tidewater, flushing with the momentum
of an avalanche. The criss-cross and majestic groups
of terraces form a powerful and beautiful terraced world,
present a kind of wild beauty, and make people shocking.
Once a poet described the scenery of Gold Pit Dazhai
Yao Terraces like this: “the momentum of Longji
Rice Terraces is magnificent, thousands of layers twine
around the peaks, like rainbows across the sky and brocades
dropped from the heaven, when you look back to identify
the road you just walked, what appear in front of your
eyes are ladders up to the heaven.
Related tour to Longji:
Guilin Tour To Yangshuo And Longji Rice Terraces
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