My Trip To Longji Rice Terraces (Part 2)

Posted by : foongpc | Tuesday, September 7, 2010 | Published in

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Continued from Part 1

During our trip to Longji Rice Terraces, the three of us stayed at Jiu Jiu Hotel. We paid 20 yuan per person for one night stay.

Below is the picture of my travel partner Jam entering the hotel.



We were given cucumbers to eat to counter the hot weather!



And while they were getting our rooms ready, we were given the menu for our lunch. As I did not know Mandarin, Jam did the ordering.

This was our lunch. What do you think we ate?



Frog meat



Fried pork with green peppers



Sweet potato leaves

I did not quite like the frog meat. The frogs were actually captured from the rice fields, or at least that's what we were told.

We were also given a sample of the local glutinous rice wine. (sorry no photo) Gosh!! It's the best rice wine I have ever tasted in my life!! It was smooth and sweet and totally pleasant on the throat. We decided to have this wine for dinner later. Good thing we did not drink the whole bottle of rice wine for lunch for we learnt the alcohol content was as high as 50%!

While we were eating, some of the local women approached us to sell us their handicraft items.

I bought a few as they were really of good quality. After eating our lunch, we sat down and looked at these ladies knitting.



Soon our room was ready. We went up the stairs to the first floor. I took picture of the corridor.



This was my room. There was a TV there but I never switched it on during my stay there! There was an adjoining bathroom but I did not take any photo of it. Well, the place was pretty clean.



But what amazed me was not the room, but the view outside!



Green rolling hills and mesmerizing rice terraces! Oh my God! It was awesome!



I went over to Jam and his friend's room. I did not bother to take photos of their room. Instead I took photos of what I saw outside their room's window. It was amazing!



Imagine waking up every morning and be greeted by this beautiful view?



We spent some time in our rooms enjoying the amazing scenery and took a short rest before heading out to explore the village.



It was about 3pm and the sun was hot! I had to apply sunscreen to avoid sunburn. These are some of the photos I took.


Diaojiaolou (hanging foot house) under construction.


Woman carrying basket on her back.


Village scene


Small stream


Tree against white clouds and blue sky


Souvenir shop


Clothes on sale at souvenir shop


A man enjoying his afternoon siesta


Horse carrying stuffs crossing the stream.


A mini weirdam


A mini waterwheel

After spending about 2 hours exploring the village, we returned to our hotel. It was time for our next agenda - climbing up the rice terrace hills to watch the sunset! Little did I know I had to muster whatever courage I had to fight my fear of heights!

To be continued ....

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(65) Comments

  1. Monica said...

    :D

    September 7, 2010 at 12:58 AM
  2. Monica said...

    lol the three dishes are not my cup of tea :D

    September 7, 2010 at 1:10 AM
  3. Monica said...

    oh i love the view too but not the room lol :P

    September 7, 2010 at 1:12 AM
  4. Tekkaus said...

    20 yuan per person is very cheap o. :D Besides to be able to stay in the special house is more than what you paid. :p

    September 7, 2010 at 1:28 AM
  5. Tekkaus said...

    Ouh...so this is how Jam looked like huh! :p He is married right?

    September 7, 2010 at 1:30 AM
  6. Tekkaus said...

    Now that's very weird. :p Cucumber to counter the heat? :)

    September 7, 2010 at 1:31 AM
  7. Tekkaus said...

    What the first dish was frog meat? Where's the frog? :p

    September 7, 2010 at 1:32 AM
  8. Tekkaus said...

    Awww...I think I will savour the fried pork with green peppers dish. It looks and sounds appetizing to me. :p

    September 7, 2010 at 1:32 AM
  9. Tekkaus said...

    The sweet potato leaves look a bit too plain for me. :p

    September 7, 2010 at 1:34 AM
  10. Tekkaus said...

    Wow...the best rice wine? Perhaps everything is freshly prepared over there. So it taste good. :)

    Wow....50% Now that's damn high. You guys might get drunk.

    September 7, 2010 at 1:36 AM
  11. Tekkaus said...

    Their knittings look very intricate. I am willing to buy a few too. :)

    September 7, 2010 at 1:37 AM
  12. Tekkaus said...

    The place (your room) looks so clean. And you are able to enjoy such a beautiful scenery right from your window. OMG!

    September 7, 2010 at 1:38 AM
  13. Tekkaus said...

    Wow....the scenery is simply too mesmerizing! :D

    September 7, 2010 at 1:38 AM
  14. Tekkaus said...

    I wish bro. I wish. How I wish I could wake up every morning and smell the fresh air. :D Awww....those people there are so damn blesses...

    September 7, 2010 at 1:40 AM
  15. Tekkaus said...

    The souvenir shop looks really interesting. how come so many weird stuff were sold there? Is that a stone?

    September 7, 2010 at 1:41 AM
  16. Tekkaus said...

    Wow...there's even a horse. :D Wow...I thing I want to visit this place later with my family.

    September 7, 2010 at 1:41 AM
  17. ladyviral said...

    Sounds like a great place to be.

    I love the room and of course the view! But sleeping in that room, was it hot? Or did all the wood / bamboo made it cooler?

    September 7, 2010 at 8:06 AM
  18. lina said...

    Wow! I love the view!

    September 7, 2010 at 8:22 AM
  19. lina said...

    Wow! I love the view!

    September 7, 2010 at 8:22 AM
  20. lina said...

    Wah, eat frog meat.... I remember we used to catch frogs and sell them at Chinese restaurant when I was little. :D

    September 7, 2010 at 8:25 AM
  21. khengsiong said...

    The women are of minority ethnic? What race?

    September 7, 2010 at 8:40 AM
  22. khengsiong said...

    The terrace rice field is not bad, but I would say that those in Bali are better.

    September 7, 2010 at 8:41 AM
  23. Jessyca said...

    hihi~ Buaya Jess crawls over your blog looking for frog meat! LOL...how does it taste like??

    September 7, 2010 at 9:36 AM
  24. [SK] said...

    wow, i click on your blog link, leave it aside for more than 20 minutes, and the photos are not yet able to load completely!!!

    September 7, 2010 at 10:12 AM
  25. [SK] said...

    let me refresh again and wait for another 20 minutes~~ :(

    September 7, 2010 at 10:12 AM
  26. [SK] said...

    errr, frog's meat?? hmmm, that doesn't look quite like the frogs we usually eat here.. @_@

    September 7, 2010 at 10:18 AM
  27. [SK] said...

    haha, the room looks funny.. i mean with those wooden plank, it looks like a sauna room to me, kekekeke.. just that you have bed and tv and window inside~~ :D

    September 7, 2010 at 10:19 AM
  28. [SK] said...

    but the view from your room is really fantastic!! so nice and green, this is what i like to see.. i assume the weather also cooling and air also fresher right??

    September 7, 2010 at 10:19 AM
  29. [SK] said...

    oh, the dangling floor again!! did you manage to get somebody and ask about the architecture?? how's the pillar going to support the building without reaching the ground??

    September 7, 2010 at 10:20 AM
  30. [SK] said...

    oh, souvenirs shop!! you didn't get anything from there?? but the things there looks more commercially produced than handmade to me..

    September 7, 2010 at 10:22 AM
  31. annant said...

    the scenery is berry nice! and frog meat ohmaigawd my favorite!

    September 7, 2010 at 11:23 AM
  32. iamthewitch said...

    Wei the room only 20yuan per night? That's RM10 only! And one person per room? That's so freaking cheap!! And the view is gorgeous!

    September 7, 2010 at 12:03 PM
  33. wenn said...

    wow, fascinating view out of the window!

    September 7, 2010 at 12:15 PM
  34. Bananazஇ said...

    Nice Jiu Jiu hotel as in 'long long' or 'uncle' hotel..???Wow 20 yuan per nite..Whoa such a lovely and nice view tQ.

    September 7, 2010 at 1:55 PM
  35. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    u n jam never show face, we will neevr got a chance to see. :( LOL!

    September 7, 2010 at 2:48 PM
  36. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    eeee frog meat, wont eat it no matter how. >:(

    September 7, 2010 at 2:49 PM
  37. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    the views from the room really nice la! ;)

    September 7, 2010 at 2:52 PM
  38. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    haha the man really enjoying huh? :p

    September 7, 2010 at 3:02 PM
  39. Che-Cheh said...

    Very impressive scenery. Even the room is so nice.

    September 7, 2010 at 4:02 PM
  40. Hanging lamps said...

    nice thing makeing it again to the front page with these photos! good for you!

    September 7, 2010 at 5:06 PM
  41. Mariuca said...

    chop!

    September 7, 2010 at 8:24 PM
  42. Mariuca said...

    Hi Foong! :)

    September 7, 2010 at 8:24 PM
  43. Mariuca said...

    Oh I don't think I can tahan stay in the room for more than 1 day..

    September 7, 2010 at 8:25 PM
  44. Mariuca said...

    ...but this one is not bad cause the beautiful view makes up for the room. :)

    September 7, 2010 at 8:25 PM
  45. Mariuca said...

    No froggie or porky for me he he... the sweet potato leaves looks okay! ;)

    September 7, 2010 at 8:26 PM
  46. Mei Teng said...

    Have never tasted glutinous rice wine. Would love to try that out.

    September 7, 2010 at 10:24 PM
  47. reanaclaire said...

    this is very interesting, Foong!! never have i seen such discovery in other blogs.. normally the places we went were quite common ones..

    September 7, 2010 at 11:44 PM
  48. day-dreamer said...

    I was thinking, my mood would have been very good if I wake up in a room with such gorgeous view every day. Haha.

    September 8, 2010 at 12:10 AM
  49. Eric Lee said...

    ala....the dish i interested in you got NO photos pula...LOL

    I love the view outside your room too!! NICE

    September 8, 2010 at 12:08 PM
  50. Kelvin said...

    Glutinous rice wine!!!!!! Taste it before, its really soothing to the throat ^ ^

    September 8, 2010 at 7:39 PM
  51. fufu said...

    20yuan per night per room? cheap lah with tv somemore!

    September 8, 2010 at 7:52 PM
  52. poorprince said...

    wow amazing what an place

    September 8, 2010 at 11:03 PM
  53. Merryn said...

    WOW! Really awesome sceneries! NICE!

    Yeah thank goodness u did not finish the whole wine. Imagine an intoxicated Panda :D lol...

    September 8, 2010 at 11:24 PM
  54. Ishmael Fischer Ahab said...

    Aha...frogs! I do not eat frogs even if they say that the frogs are cultured or clean. Eeeeww...

    The view are nice. I can't wait to see what happened to you when you climbed up those terraces.

    September 9, 2010 at 1:18 PM
  55. HappySurfer said...

    They use a lot of bamboo in building their houses, don't they? I like their yellow color.

    The handicraft looks nice. Are they cushion covers? What about those stone-like objects in the shop? Are they quartz or crystal pieces? Did you buy any? haha.. just kidding of course. Can't imagine you lugging that weight around.

    September 9, 2010 at 4:46 PM
  56. HappySurfer said...

    The picture just above the one with the red lantern is awesome. What a sight! Great shots, all of them. Thanks for sharing.

    Frogs legs? So that travellers have strong legs to travel far?

    Happy Holidays this Hari Raya. Going anywhere?

    September 9, 2010 at 4:49 PM
  57. taufulou said...

    weih~ nice view lei..
    so chinese kampung feelll

    September 9, 2010 at 5:23 PM
  58. Lawstude said...

    awesome images. a delight to the eyes and to the tummy :)

    September 12, 2010 at 10:40 AM
  59. Gabriel said...

    yea, the view is terrific. and the room is so interesting, really would like to try staying there one day. haha...too bad i missed guilin during my last trip to china. hope to make it next time!

    September 13, 2010 at 2:13 AM
  60. Twilight said...

    I love your photos! For 20 yuan, that's a good bargain!

    September 13, 2010 at 11:00 PM
  61. Life Ramblings said...

    you're right. the views from your room are absolutely breathtaking.

    September 15, 2010 at 7:09 AM
  62. Life Ramblings said...

    i enjoy frog meat very much but pork is not my cup of tea.

    September 15, 2010 at 7:12 AM
  63. Dick said...

    Thanks for this wonderful post on this rice field. Frankly speaking, I have never found any post on such thing except this blog. This is really great.

    September 15, 2010 at 7:34 PM
  64. Ayie said...

    i like the place with the wooden finishes, the surrounding is very fresh and clean but no thanks for the frog meat

    September 18, 2010 at 4:42 AM
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