Longji terraces have a history of 700 years. The outline is smooth, and its scale is enormous. It’s unique in the world. As time passed, this Area has been formed a culture of rice terrace and natural humanism landscapes of ethnic minorities. Now there are three mainly scenic spots: Ping'an Zhuang Terraced Fields Spot，Jinkeng Red Yao Terraced Fields Spot, and Longji Old Village Cultural Terraced Fields Spot. There are many other small villages sporadically distributed In Longji.
We went to the Ping'an Zhuang Terraced Fields. Only on the road to the Ping'an Zhuang Terraced Fields can take the opportunity to see the long-hair village.
After buying tickets at the door, went to take a sightseeing bus. The way to Ping'an Zhuang Terraced Fields has many cornering, it is best to bring some motion sickness medicine if you are easy motion sickness. Some of my colleagues could not help but spit on the way.
Ping'an Zhuang Terraced Fields Spot is located in Ping’an Village. All the residents are Zhuang minority. Here are two main view points; one is “Nine Dragons and Five Tigers”, which means the nine dragon-like tendency mountains, stretch from the top down to the Jinjiang River, tasting the nice water. On the opposite, the five hill sides look like five tigers. The other is “Seven Stars with the Moon”, which means the seven round hill sides shinning like stars.
It needs to climb all the way to the Longji terraced. At Ping'an Zhuang Terraced Fields entrance, you will see bearers; they can take you to the viewing platform, price from 200 to 300 Yuan/person, round-trip. They will stop to let you take pictures on the way, so, just say it. This people are friendly.
On the road to the viewing platform, there are a lot of houses and hotels. In many hotels, you can directly see Longji rice terraces from the room. Photography lovers (Photography Tips for Longsheng Rice Terrace) can spend one night here, Longji has very beautiful sunset and sunrise. You also can see a lot of souvenirs along the way; some are very unique handicrafts and made by locals. Just take it easy to wonder around if you are no in rush.
That day, heavy fog disappointed us, we cannot see terraces clear. Fog only spread out a little after waiting a long time, but that's enough to see the sublime of Longji rice terraces.
Actually Longji is also a good place for trekking. Hiking lovers can spend a few days at Longji Terraces to take a closer connect with Longji rice terraces and the residents. In addition to several big villages, many small villages also fragmented distributed in Longji rice terraces, they are less tourists developmental but the most original ecology Longji rice terraces and its pioneer.