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Longji Terraced Field

longji-terraced-field01The Longji Terraced Field Terraces were first built in the Yuan dynasty and completed in the Qing dynasty by the Zhuang people. Located in the south-east from Long Sheng County in Guilin, there has a number of spacious rice terraces expanded into the hillside.
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A few of the terraces look like ribbons, the other appear as if big chains. They curve from the beneath to the upside from the hill. The lower ones look like snails and the upper ones like towers. The terraces are looked layers on layers, high and low, the scale is very large, and the outline is pretty smooth.

longji-terraced-fieldThe Longji Terraced Field shows a picture of great momentum and imposing beauty. It is about 20 km from the county and about 100 km.  apart from the Guilin city . Winding from the riverside up to the mountain top, the Longji Terraced Field are built along with the slope, the highest spot is about 880 meters, and the lowest is about 380 meters.

The coiling line that starts from the mountain foot to up to the divides the mountain into layers of water glittering in the sun in spring, layers of green rice shoots in summer, layers of golden rice in fall, and layers of silvery frost in winter. The terraced fields were mostly built during the Ming Dynasty about 500 years ago.

Besides of the famous known Pingan village of Zhuang Minority Ethnic, there is another unknown Jinkeng Rice Terrace, which is home to Yao minorities. Jinkeng Rice Terraces are located around 25 miles (40 km) away from Longsheng, where you will be rewarded feats of farm engineering going all the way up a string of 2400 feet (800 m) mountains. The 66-square-km network irrigation project was began by the ethnic Zhuang in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), and finished by the Qing (1644-1911).

With it beautiful scenery and landscape. The Longji Terraced Fields attracts more and more tourists nowadays.

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