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Day 1 in Guangxi - First Glimpse at Ping'an Rice Terraces

Exquisite

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Arriving at Longsheng - Ping'an Rice Terraced Fields

Left at 2 pm to Longsheng. Had reservations at Longji One Hotel, so took a mini van direct to Ping'an. It took about 2 hr and 15 min to reach Ping'an. The road for a good 45 minutes was quite bad.

Longji terraced fields scenic area has an area of 70.1 sq km. Being part of it, Ping'an Zhuang Terraced Fields spot is located in Ping'an village, with a population of more than 800 people. All the residents are Zhuang people, with the same family name of Liao. The altitude here is from 380 m to 880 m above sea level. There are two viewing points in Ping'an terraced fields.

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The first view of Ping'an terrace fields

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At Ping'an disembarking point, where immediately you are accosted by the palanquin bearers, for those who have difficulty walking. It takes about 25-30 minutes uphill to the hotel from here. No vehicles are allowed beyond this point.

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The walk up to Ping'an Village, with lots of souvenir shops lining the way.

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Some scenary on the way and some women hawkers

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View of Longji One Hotel, still some way to go.......and after 15 minutes, we have arrived.

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View 1/3 from the hotel The harvesting has happened in october, which explains the brown and green landscape.

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View 2/3 from the hotel

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View 3/3 from the hotel

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Point in front of the hotel which has some good views

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Another view from this poiint

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Room at Longji One Hotel

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Longji One Hotel

Charge per person from Guilin Railway station to Ping'an : RMB 50
You woudl also have to pay RMB 70 for entering the Longsheng area.

Posted by culturevulture 05:14 Archived in China Tagged landscape china rice terrace guangxi

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