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Longji, China

Only two hours north of the popular tourist destination Guilin, the magnificent and ancient rice terraces of Longji, the ‘Dragon’s Backbone’, offer an awe-inspiring location to experience Zhuang minority culture first-hand.

A night in a local guesthouse amongst the terraces offers the adventurous a fabulous opportunity to escape the bustle of modern China and experience a traditional rural way of life.

Guided walks of all lengths can also be organized between the many villages that dot the hillsides. The crowds have not yet made it to this region, though they will not be long in coming - our recommendation is to get there soon and savor the atmosphere before they do.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Longji

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Longji, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Accommodation choices for Longji

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Longji. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Lian Lodge, Longji

      Li-An Lodge

      Medium

      Set within the traditional village of Pingan and overlooking the rice terraces of Longji, Li-An Lodge is made entirely of wood. Built over an eight-year period and designed by a renowned Chinese artist, it blends Chinese traditions with modern luxury.

    • Longji One, Longji

      Longji One

      Medium

      A beautiful wooden property on the rice terraces of Longji, the Longji One has excellent views across the countryside landscape, comfortable guestrooms and good food options, making it a unique base from which to explore the area.

    Ideas for experiencing Longji

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Longji, and which use the best local guides.

    • Dragon's Backbone Rice terraces, Longji

      The Dragon's Backbone Walk

      Longji

      For those who enjoy a little more exercise, the Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces at Longji offer a fantastic opportunity to get out into the countryside and visit some wonderful, traditional villages.