Longsheng / Longji - Guangxi Province
Around a 1.5 hour drive north of Guilin you will find the Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces. Longsheng is the major town in the region, and from here you can travel further into the hills to Longji and stay in an alpine style guesthouse overlooking a landscape formed of terraced paddy fields. Truly spectacular, the sculptured hillsides offer a different colour for each season: silver in spring as the fields are full of water, iridescent green in summer, gold as the crops ripen in autumn and white as the hills become snow-capped during winter. Spend some time walking through the hillside, meeting the local tribespeople and admiring the fantastic views.