Southwestern China Travel Guide

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Longsheng Longji Rice Terraces (Lóngshèng lóngjí tītián)

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Published 01/20/2010

Fodor's Review

These terraced rice fields cut into the hills make a mesmerizing pattern of undulating color. Amazing for their scale as well as their beauty, they're called the "Dragon's Backbone" because the peaks of the mountain range resemble the backbone of the dragon, and the water-filled terraces shimmer like a dragon's scales. They've been worked for generations, by rice farmers from the local Yao, Dong, Zhuang, and Miao communities, who build their houses in villages on the hills.

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Longsheng, Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu, China

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  • Y100

Published 01/20/2010


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