Longji Rice Terraces, Guilin, China - Global Storybook

Longji Rice Terraces – A Beautiful Day Trip From Guilin

Daria Silter

Daria Silter

Daria Silter is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief at Global Storybook.
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Daria Silter

The gorgeous Longji (or Longsheng) Rice Fields – is one of the most famous and awesome activities that you can do from Guilin.  There are numerous organized tours that can take you there on a day trip, or you can even come here on your own by taking a public bus (which is actually a better option – since it will give you more time and freedom at the site).

A day tour normally includes a stopover at the beautiful Huangluo Yao Village famous for its ‘long-hair’ Yao minority.  It then proceeds to the Longji rice terraces where one can have up to 2,5-3 hours to wander around.  There’s a cable car at the base of the rice fields, which takes about 25 minutes to reach the peak.  It’s also possible to walk to the top by taking one of the several hiking trails.  Though, my advise would be to take the cable car to the top, and then walk all the way down.

One of the most amazing features of these rice fields – is that you can come here many times during different months and/or seasons, and experience an entirely new scenery.  During late March numerous gorgeous and colorful flowers bloom and cover the entire fields.  During early June, the fields are filled with water – making them look like long and narrow mirrors.  From July to August the fields are green.  In early October they are orange and golden.  And finally, in the Winter they are white with snow.

So grab your camera, book your tickets, and come here as soon (and as often) as you can!  (And if you can’t do that yet – please enjoy these photos, taken at the end of May 2017). 

Longji Rice Terraces, Guilin, China - Global Storybook

Cable car ride to the top of the Jinkeng Red Yao rice field

Longji Rice Terraces, Guilin, China - Global Storybook

View from the top of the Jinkeng Red Yao field

Longji Rice Terraces, Guilin, China - Global Storybook

Longji Rice Terraces, Guilin, China - Global Storybook

‘Golden Buddha Peak’ station (at the exit of the cable car)

Longji Rice Terraces, Guilin, China - Global Storybook

Longji Rice Terraces, Guilin, China - Global Storybook

Beautiful fields of gold…

Longji Rice Terraces, Guilin, China - Global Storybook

Longji Rice Terraces, Guilin, China - Global Storybook

Longji Rice Terraces, Guilin, China - Global Storybook

Gorgeous rice fields at the end of a harvesting season, and the beginning of a new one…

Longji Rice Terraces, Guilin, China - Global Storybook

Longji Rice Terraces, Guilin, China - Global Storybook

Beautiful, fluffy and… poisonous caterpillar – be careful not to step on, or to touch one!

Longji Rice Terraces, Guilin, China - Global Storybook

Longji Rice Terraces, Guilin, China - Global Storybook

Longji Rice Terraces, Guilin, China - Global Storybook

There’s always enough work on the rice fields…

Longji Rice Terraces, Guilin, China - Global Storybook

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