Longsheng Travel Guide

Longsheng, still under the city of Guilin’s rule, can be found in the northeastern part of Guangxi. The city is home to many ethnic tribal groups including: Yao, Miao, and Dong, all of whom who survive on farming and tourism.

There are a number of attractions available in and around this small town which have helped to develop the city’s thriving tourism business. Some of the highlights include: Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces, hot springs, Huaping National Nature Reserve and Longsheng Nanshan Prairie.

Longsheng is really a stopover for tourists visiting Guilin, although there is a lot to see and do here. Transportation between the different sites is good as there are regular buses. This will allow you to easily see what you want without having to spend too much time traveling or planning.

The surrounding villages are also good places to visit if you have time. They are all agricultural villages and while there are not many facilities, spending an hour or so in each one will allow you to learn more about local customs.

Getting There & Away

The nearest international airport can be found in Guilin, which is 80kms away from Longsheng. Flights from Beijing take 3 hours and a bus from Guilin will take a further 2 hours to reach the small city.

Things to Do

Longsheng Attractions

Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces

These are basically an enormous area of rice paddies stretching from the base of mount longji to its summit. they date back to the 13th century and took over 300 years to complete. this is a good place to see ethnic minorities living their daily life and is also a beautiful area which is colorful and very unique.

Side trips from Longsheng

Yinshui Dong Village

This is a typical hill tribe village which is a fascinating sight for all visitors. the local people carry out their daily lives regardless of people watching them and it is a chance to gain first hand experience into the lives of the dong people. it is located one and a half kilometers outside of the city.