Ping An Village Longsheng, Guilin Introduction

2021-12-22 18:34:39 Attractions 0 736

Are you interested to know the rice terraces created hundreds of years ago in Longsheng, Guilin, China? Ping’an Village in Longsheng, about 100km from Guilin City is your destination. Not only you can enjoy the rice terraces here, but also you have a chance to know many traditions of Zhuang Minority in Guangxi because the villagers in Ping’an Village are Zhuang Minority.

Ping An Village   Longsheng, Guilin Introduction

Completely built in wood at the end of Qing Dynasty, the three-storeyed architectures in the village are typical of Zhuang traditions in the north of Guangxi, with high feet. Zhuang people have settled here for hundreds of years. They still wear exquisite clothes with Zhuang features and live a pristine life from generation to generation. Here, you can get acquainted with Zhuang culture through communicating with the local people and visiting their houses.

We didn't have any similar activities at this time, so we could only get out of the car and look at the village. The locals had long hair coiled around their heads.

A museum interpreting the forming of Ping’an Zhuang Minority, the origin and development of the Rice Terraces stands in the village. You could find more information on this minority and the distinctive Rice Terraces there.

Hiking up to the Rice Terraces is exciting. You could hike up to Viewpoint 1 “Nine Dragons and Five Tigers” and Viewpoint 2 “Seven Stars with the Moon” to appreciate the works combining power of nature and wisdom of the ancient Chinese.Opening hours: 24 hours.


Ping An Village   Longsheng, Guilin Introduction

The Ping An Terrace is about 16 kilometers away from the ticket office of Longji Terrace. It takes about half an hour to drive, and all the roads are in mountainous terrain. However, the width and flatness of the road are very good. As we travel in the off season and there are few vehicles on the road, there will be a lot of motorcycles passing by, so we must pay attention to safety here.The road to the Ping An Terraced Fields has many sharp bends and steep slopes after turning from the main road to the path, but the scenery is beautiful and safety is the most important.

Transport
Take a bus from Qintan Bus Station in Guilin to Longsheng Bus Station between 06:10 – 17:50. The bus runs every 30 minutes. And then transfer to the bus for Ping’an Village. The fee is subject to season.

If you stay in Longsheng, you could go to Ping’an Village by bus.
Departure times: 07:40, 09:20, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00. The fee is normally about CNY 10 per person.

Ping An Village   Longsheng, Guilin Introduction

Please remember to take a camera with you, wear comfortable hiking shoes, and search for the weather about Longsheng on Google in case that it is not good for photographing. Because the temperature difference between night and day is large, please take enough clothes to keep warm.


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