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Area of North Guangxi is famous for its small wooden houses villages and more even for the kindness of its inhabitants belonging to Zhuang, Yao and Dong ethnics minorities. The Longji terraces area is famous for the excessively large number of terraced rice paddy fields on its mountain, which have created an intricate pattern on the hillsides. Set amongst the villages of the minorities Zhuang and Yao, the area allows for easy to moderate access possibilities along and up hillsides to view the panoramas of the terraced rice fields, as well as glimpse the rural life and wooden style of architecture found in the forest-fringed villages.
Longji stands for 'Dragon Backed Mountain', as when the paddies are full of water in spring, it is said to look like the scales on the back of a dragon. The fields are beautiful all year round, in the early stages when filled with water, and as the rice grows and matures, changing colors from green to the golden ripe rice. The Longji terraces are comprised of two separate but closely located areas: the Ping'An terrace fields, and the JinKeng terrace fields. Ping'An terrace fields are comprised of Ping'An village with two smaller hamlets and is a Zhuang minority area. JinKeng terrace fields comprise DaZhai village, as well as 5 smaller localities, including TianTouZhai village higher up the mountain. This area is predominantly Yao minority.
Little more West of the area is the city of Sangjiang, inhabited by the Dong minority. The characteristic of this area is that all couples marry during the 3days following the Chinese New Year. This gives in the entire small city 3 days of exhilarating animation with all wedding processions that consist of invitees holding presents for the bride and numerous groups cooking in the street for the wedding banquets.

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Asia
Subcategory Detail:China
Keywords:China, Dazhai, Dong, Guangxi, Guilin, Jinkeng, Longji, Longsheng, Miao, Minorities, Sangjiang, Tiantouzhai, Yangshuo, Yao, Zhuang

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