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Longsheng Scenery--Longji Terraces, Hot Spring...
Longji (Dragon's backbone) Terraces

    Longji, means dragon's backbone in Chinese.  In Longsheng there are numerous terraced fields, of which the terraced Fields in Longji village show a picture of great momentum and imposing beauty. They are distributed in Longji village and Ping'an village, 22.5 km from the county seat and 108 km from the city of Guilin.
    There are about 66 square kilometers terraced fields in southeast of Longsheng, 22.5 km. from the town seat, of which the terraced fields in Heping county show a picture of great momentum and imposing beauty, being reputed as "unrivalled in the world" and made one of the best 20 scenic spots in Guangxi.
    Longji, or Dragon's backbone terrace was first built in the Yuan dynasty and completed in the Qing dynasty as the crystallization of the wisdom and labor of the Zhuang people. The terraced fields are built along the slope winding from the riverside up to the mountaintop, with the highest place of an elevation of 885m and the lowest 380m. The coiling line spirals up from the mountain foot to the top, making the mountain looks like huge snail seen from afar.





Longsheng Hot Spring

    Longsheng Hot Spring, reputed as "a heaven of peace and happiness" and "paradise on earth," is the centerpiece of the national park. Welling out from the rock cracks halfway up the mountain, the hot spring water is colorless, tasteless, pure and clear, 54-58 centigrade degree temperature, consisting of many trace elements, such as lithium, strontium, iron, manganese, zinc, copper, and etc. The water is good for drinking and bathing. Besides, it has curative effects on pain in nerve, skin diseases, arthritis, and rheumatism, etc. As Longsheng Hot Spring is situated in a deep and tranquil valley and surrounded by mountains of thickly growing trees, it is warm in winter and cool in summer. It is an agreeable resort for tourism, recuperation, health, relaxation and vacation.


Yulong Shoal Rafting

    Another spot that attracts much attention from tourists is Yulong Shoal Rafting Course located in the west of Longsheng county. Roaring in between the breath-taking mountain ranges, the torrential currents make an ideal place for rafting throughout the course, which is a great experience, thrilling but not dangerous, challenging but amusing. Yulong Shoal is also a gallery of strange stones in various shapes, it looks like an "animal world" made by stones. And there are lot of lines cause by water on the cliff on the both sides of the river look like embossment made by creatures from other universe.
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