The Longji Terraced Rice Fields are situated at about 23 KM or 14 miles from the city of Longsheng. They are very popular rice terraces of china. These fields were constructed in the period of Yuan dynasty and they cover an area about 64 square kilometers. Its highest point is 3600 feet (1100 meters) high.
Dragon’s backbone or Longji Terraced Rice fields have been named like this because they resemble the scales of a dragon and the summit of this mountain range looks like the backbone of dragon. Standing on the top of this mountain, you can easily see the twisting off of the dragon backbone into the distance. If the weather is fine, in early morning, you can enjoy the beautiful sunrise from the summit of the Longji Rice Terraces.
The terraced rice fields have made Longji a paradise for the people who are interested in the minority cultures of china as well as for the photographers. You would like to enjoy the sunrise above the terraced peaks in the morning. You will also love to see the women working in the fields in the daytime wearing the colorful costumes.
Longi is wonderful in every season and the best time to visit there is totally up to your travel interest. However, autumn and spring is most recommended. In spring, after the rain irrigates the fields, each field looks like the mirror reflecting the fluffy clouds and the blue sky. In summer, the terraces look like the small forest due to the bright green plants of rice which begin to grow mature.
In the fall, mountains are covered with gold as the rice plants ripe and ready for harvesting. In winter season, the mountain is covered with the snow and look like the giant sleeping with the dragon although this season is short.
The Longji’s Terraced fields have mystical quality to them. If you are climbing or walking along the mountain peaks, you can view wonderful sceneries and each one having a beautiful view than before. It is good mixture of beauty of nature and splash of color. This destination is a worth to visit.
The Longji Dragon’s Back Rice Terraces have an almost mystical quality to them. As visitors climb walk along the mountain paths, each view that opens up is more beautiful than the one before. The mixture of nature’s beauty, the splash of color from the local women, and scattered villages make Longji a destination not to be missed.