Hiking Routes in Longji
Hiking in the Longji Rice Terraces Scenic Area is a special way to experience the minorities's cultures and view the beautiful terraces. There are three entrances to hike along the Longji rice terraces, the Pingan Zhuang Village, the Dazai Village, and the Ancient Zhuang Village (aka Longji Zhuang Village). The most popular hiking route is Route 3, namely Pingan Zhuang Village - Dazai Village.
The entrance of the route 1 is the Ancient Zhuang Village. It takes 1-1.5 hours to hike to Ping'an Zhuang Village and then 4-5 hours to Dazhai Village.
Route 2 is from Pingan Village to Dazhai Village. It will take 4 to 5 hours to trek to Dazhai Village via Zhongliu Village and Tiantou Village.
The entrance of the route 3 is Dazhai Village.Tourists may hike from the crossing between the No.1 and the No.2 scenic spot of Jinkeng terraced paddy fields to Pingan Village. This route is relatively easy because tourists have to walk along the downhill paths. It will take 3 to 4 hours.