Longji Terrace Hiking

If you want to experience some unique memorable hiking in Guilin, Longsheng is the best place. The best feature here is the terrace which is a range of steep-sided farming rice fields on hills. The owners of these terraces are local ethnic communities who have inhabited here from ancient time, such as Zhuang, Yao. You can’t believe that some locals still hunt for living. Today, the beautifully shaped terraces attract thousands of tourists to visit each year. There are many ancient villages gathering in this region, and Longji, Pingan, Dazhai and Jinkeng are four most beautiful ones, which constitutes the Longji Terraces Scenic Zone. Among these four villages, Longji offer the best scenery of terraces. The route connecting these four villages has become a classic hiking trail today.

Detailed Hiking Routes

If you want to Hike the terraces, you can firstly transfer to Pingan Village by private vehicle arranged by your travel agency, then check in your hotel. Pingan is Zhuang village. Local farmers live in wooden houses. From Pingan, you can hike on the cobbled paths built among terraces to catch the best landscape. Climb up to the great lookouts at Seven Stars with Moon and Nine Dragons and Five Tigers from which you can get superlative views of terraces and villages. Hike half day around, then back to Pingan for dinner and accommodation. On the next day, get up early to enjoy the magnificent sunrise, then hike to Dazhai – another featured ancient village. This hike will take about 5 hours. Compared to Pingan, Dazhai has fewer tourists. This region gathers many villages of Yao who also have cultivated many stunning terraces. After the hiking in Pingan, walk several minutes to the Jinkeng check-out gate, then transfer back to Guilin.

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