August 15, 2014
From Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
The Longsheng Rice Terraces (simplified Chinese: 龙胜梯田; traditional Chinese: 龍勝梯田; pinyin: Lóngshèng Tītián) are located in Longsheng County, about 100 km (2 hours drive) from Guilin, Guangxi, China. The most popular are Ping An Rice Terrace and Jinkeng Rice Terrace.
The terraced fields are built along the slope winding from the
riverside up to the mountain top, between 600 m to 800 m above sea
The coiling line that starts from the mountain foot up to the mountain
top divides the mountain into layers of water in spring, layers of green
rice shoots in summer, layers of rice in fall, and layers of frost in
winter. The terraced fields were mostly built about 650 years ago.
Longji (Dragon's Backbone) Terraced Rice Fields received their name
because the rice terraces resemble a dragon's scales, while the summit
of the mountain range looks like the backbone of the dragon. Visitors
standing on the top of the mountain can see the dragon's backbone
twisting off into the distance. In an early morning, when the weather is
fine, the sunrise on the summit of Longji Rice Terraces is magnificent.
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China and Southeast Asia 2008: Longji Terraces
- Bill Passman
- After getting my first passport in 2006 and traveling to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania my life changed. I began the process of getting rid of all my possessions and traveling the world. Traveling to over 100 countries and all 7 continents, hostels have been my home. This "new life" has taught me what is important and it was NOT accumulating money or possessions. Traveling is the best education. I hope my blog will encourage others to travel. My World Tattoo was a way for me to express my PASSION FOR TRAVEL.