My Trip To Longji Rice Terraces (Part 6)

Posted by : foongpc | Friday, October 15, 2010 | Published in

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Continued from Part 5

This is the Final Part of my 6-part Trip to Longji Rice Terraces.

After enjoying the breathtaking views of the rice terraces from the "Home To Photographers" Hotel, we began our descend back to Dazhai where we stayed.

Along the way down led by Da Jie, we continued to enjoy the scenery and took lots of photos.



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I don't know about you but I just love this photo below.



It's nice to walk on those slab stones pathway looking over the vast mountains and terraced rice fields and not knowing exactly where the path leads to.



It was only about 8am when we hiked down the terraced hills. On my usual working day, I would probably be just waking up in my bed! Haha!



On our way down, we came across a number of horses carrying goods on their backs going uphill.



Apparently, these horses were important mode of transportation for carrying goods up and down the hill. Each household here actually owns a horse! And each horse costs about 3,000 yuan.



I also learnt from Da Jie that they only harvest once a year in the month of September. Each household would get about 6,000 kilograms of rice. All the rice is for self consumption and the remaining is used to feed livestock.



Soon, we passed by Tiantou Village again. I remember the sky was still dark when we were at this spot on our way up earlier that morning.



This is Da Jie far ahead as usual and patiently waiting for us as we took our own sweet time to snap photos of the amazingly magnificent view!



We had planned to leave Dazhai and return to Guilin at noon. But first, we had to fill our stomachs with food!



So once we reached our hotel in Dazhai, we took a rest, then went up to our rooms to shower and pack before going back down to have an early lunch.

These were what we ate.


Clockwise from the top right : cured meat, yam, spicy bean curd and a bowl of soup.

After the meal, Da Jie brought us out of the village and with heavy hearts, it was time to bade farewell.



This had been such an enjoyable trip that now looking back at my 10 days in Guilin, I would dare say this is one of the most, if not the most interesting places to visit!

Coming Up Next : My Visit To Solitary Peak In Guilin

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  1. Bill said...

    Hi foong

    October 15, 2010 at 2:35 AM
  2. Bill said...

    One day i would like to see such beautiful places like this. Have a great weekend my friend.

    October 15, 2010 at 2:49 AM
  3. kyh said...

    imagine going through all those paddy hills! gosh... amazing experience! :D

    October 15, 2010 at 3:59 AM
  4. Mariuca said...

    Good morning!

    October 15, 2010 at 7:50 AM
  5. Mariuca said...

    Pic number 3 is awesome but so are the rest, great shots!

    October 15, 2010 at 7:51 AM
  6. Mariuca said...

    How spicy was the spicy bean curd I wonder...

    October 15, 2010 at 7:52 AM
  7. [SK] said...

    yes, finally the last part!! i was so worried that you're gonna write 20 post just for this hill, gosh~~ ^^

    October 15, 2010 at 8:11 AM
  8. [SK] said...

    so how many more post for Guilin?? can't wait to see other topics from you in your blog leh..

    October 15, 2010 at 8:11 AM
  9. [SK] said...

    i thot you're gonna use some scripting to do all your part 1 to part 10 within the same post??

    October 15, 2010 at 8:12 AM
  10. [SK] said...

    hmmm, actually there are some repeated photos in every post?? haha.. seems like the photos are all the same..

    October 15, 2010 at 8:12 AM
  11. [SK] said...

    perhaps not exactly the same, but photos taken at the same spot different angle.. haha!! :D

    October 15, 2010 at 8:13 AM
  12. [SK] said...

    and of course, taken at different timing lah.. hehehehe~~ :p

    October 15, 2010 at 8:13 AM
  13. [SK] said...

    i like the 3rd and the 5th photo anyway.. looks nice and feel very relax.. :)

    October 15, 2010 at 8:14 AM
  14. [SK] said...

    your lunch looks not bad at all.. so they are all cooked by Da Jie?? but the dishes all look quite similar, haha~~ :)

    October 15, 2010 at 8:15 AM
  15. [SK] said...

    you were only in Guilin for 10 days?? hmmm, i feel like you were there for one whole year.. haha!!

    October 15, 2010 at 8:16 AM
  16. [SK] said...

    because i've been reading about your Guilin post for all over a year!!! @_@

    October 15, 2010 at 8:16 AM
  17. lina said...

    Such a picturesque village.

    Forgot which month you went there already. Was it July/August?

    October 15, 2010 at 8:21 AM
  18. lina said...

    I'd love to wake up to such view every day but I'm afraid I'd loath it if I have to toil the paddy field. @_@

    October 15, 2010 at 8:22 AM
  19. reanaclaire said...

    Yes, i can say this is a very rare sights from Guilin.. good adventure too.. something different from the tours we have been..

    October 15, 2010 at 8:28 AM
  20. HappySurfer said...

    The second picture and the one with Da Jie in it are awesome. The one with the man leading the horses uphill is also very nice - like one from a travel brochure. Thumbs up!

    October 15, 2010 at 2:44 PM
  21. HappySurfer said...

    What a coincidence, Foong. I happened upon a CCTV travelogue the other night and it was on these Longji Rice Terraces. They also showed the balcony of that hotel that belongs to the brother of your host. It was crowded with photographers waiting for the sunrise.

    One other amazing scene was during nightfall when the terraces were lit with lamps all over making it an awesome sight quite like stars in the night sky. Did you see that too?

    Btw, how much did you have to pay Da Jie for her services or did that come with the room rate?

    October 15, 2010 at 2:46 PM
  22. day-dreamer said...

    Simply breathtaking! I could totally understand why you took so many photos. :P

    October 15, 2010 at 2:52 PM
  23. HappySurfer said...

    LOL on some of SK's comments but yeah lah, glad you've wrapped up on this trip or is there more to come on Guilin? Btw, have you finished with your Bali trip? Looking forward to your Cambodia and Redang holidays. Are we so far behind? hehe..

    Interesting WV: quest (as though we are on a quest to conquer the world thru your travels..) LOL!

    Still... thanks for sharing them all, Foong. It's been pleasant trips every one, albeit virtual for us.

    October 15, 2010 at 2:53 PM
  24. HappySurfer said...

    Btw, CCTV will be covering Yangshuo next. I hope I get to catch it and match it with yours.

    October 15, 2010 at 2:54 PM
  25. iamthewitch said...

    Finally it's the last post on longji! LOL! But this place is really green and has such magnificent views! Looking forward to your next post of Guilin!

    October 15, 2010 at 4:37 PM
  26. Mei Teng said...

    Getting up early for this trip was worth wasn't it? :)

    I don't sleep late when I travel. I like going out early to explore and travel as much as possible.

    October 15, 2010 at 8:59 PM
  27. Che-Cheh said...

    Really awesome photos from this last series of To Longji Rice Terraces.

    Maybe I'll go there one day. :)

    October 15, 2010 at 9:11 PM
  28. Tekkaus said...

    The Descent...so did you meet any creature? :D

    October 15, 2010 at 11:12 PM
  29. Tekkaus said...

    The landscape is simply breathtaking. :D How can these farmers plant their crops here?

    October 15, 2010 at 11:13 PM
  30. Tekkaus said...

    Yeah! I kinda like the photo too because we can see light at the end of the road. The mountains with varying colours make the photo picture more serene.:)

    October 15, 2010 at 11:14 PM
  31. Tekkaus said...

    How I wish I can wake up at 8am every day. :D

    October 15, 2010 at 11:15 PM
  32. Tekkaus said...

    These horses look very small. I mean relatively small. Are you sure they are horses and not ponies? :p

    October 15, 2010 at 11:17 PM
  33. Tekkaus said...

    What? I thought they will sell it? So only once a year. So our rice is more productive here in malaysia. :D

    October 15, 2010 at 11:18 PM
  34. Tekkaus said...

    Cured meat? What's that bro? :p All the dishes looks very brown to me.

    October 15, 2010 at 11:18 PM
  35. Tekkaus said...

    I wanna go there too one day. :D

    October 15, 2010 at 11:19 PM
  36. Faisal Admar said...

    omg bro, this is much better than cameron highlands! i wanna go!

    October 16, 2010 at 1:22 AM
  37. Faisal Admar said...

    btw, is there any halal food there?

    October 16, 2010 at 1:22 AM
  38. Bengbeng said...

    it is taking me omos an hr to finish download yr pics n write this comment. my last try..hi!

    October 16, 2010 at 7:59 AM
  39. khengsiong said...

    It's interesting to see houses carrying goods here...

    October 16, 2010 at 8:30 AM
  40. khengsiong said...

    The lanes are possibly too narrow for cars, and too bumpy for bikes...

    October 16, 2010 at 8:31 AM
  41. khengsiong said...

    Each house costs 3000 yuan. That isn't too expensive. But of course maintenance could be high.

    October 16, 2010 at 8:32 AM
  42. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    love the scenery views a lot! :D

    October 16, 2010 at 11:51 AM
  43. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    spicy beancurd? @.@ how come all the dish all look alike one?? :p

    October 16, 2010 at 11:52 AM
  44. Life Ramblings said...

    wow, everything looks so green, my favourite kind of getaway.

    October 16, 2010 at 8:55 PM
  45. wenn said...

    wow..very adventurous..

    October 16, 2010 at 10:58 PM
  46. Pete said...

    Very interesting, how they cut the hills to plant.

    October 16, 2010 at 11:06 PM
  47. Ishmael Fischer Ahab said...

    Wow. This is the last part of your adventure?

    This is nice. :-D

    Makes me want to go to Banaue Rice Terraces here in the Philippines.

    October 17, 2010 at 6:57 PM
  48. poorprince said...

    your post makes me wanna go some where with a lot of greens
    perhaps your a nature lover

    October 18, 2010 at 12:34 AM
  49. poorprince said...

    have a great day panda buddy

    October 18, 2010 at 12:35 AM
  50. Monica said...

    This is the Final Part?? haha finally eh :D

    October 18, 2010 at 12:52 AM
  51. Monica said...

    wow i love the scenery.. so beautiful! :)

    October 18, 2010 at 12:56 AM
  52. lechua said...

    loooks preetty steep - the path of the horses

    October 18, 2010 at 3:17 PM
  53. handmade holiday gift ideas said...

    i like the 3rd and the 5th photo anyway.. looks nice and feel very........

    October 18, 2010 at 4:07 PM
  54. Toddler Birthday Gifts said...

    Longji Rice Terrace have definitely drawn all your attention and this sequel of 6 posts is the best proof. I too liked all those posts.

    October 22, 2010 at 5:14 PM