Longsheng Travel Guide
Longsheng Gezu Autonomous County (Longsheng Multi-ethnic Autonomous County) is located in the northeastern portion of Guangxi and it is under Guilin's governance. This area is the centralized hub for about ten ethnic minority groups in northern Guilin including Zhuang, Yao, Miao and Dong, etc. who thrive on farming and tourism.
The governance of the county covers three towns - Longsheng Town, Piaoli Town, Sanmen Town, and seven townships, namely Heping, Sishui, Jiangdi, Madi, Weijiang, Pingdeng and Lejiang.
The city boasts many attractions that have helped build a thriving culture of tourism. A few of its highlights include: Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces located in Heping Township; Longsheng Hot Springs, which originate in the Longsheng Hot Springs National Forest Park and are considered supernatural water by locals - the water that flows from that hot springs is natural mineral water which can be used both medicinally and as drinking water; Huaping National Nature Reserve, which is the largest subtropical evergreen broad-leaf forest and also known for its many waterfalls; Longsheng Nanshan Prairie, which is a natural meadow stretching across Hunan and Guangxi Provinces and famed as 'China Southland's Hulunbeier Prairie (in Inner Mongolia)'.
Visitors typically begin trips to Longsheng from Guilin. Transportation within the county is also convenient, as buses regularly run between the surrounding villages, towns and scenic spots. If you plan on visiting Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces, you'll be able to take a bus that transfers only once in Heping Township, and then travels directly to the scenic area.
If yes, at Guilin General Bus Station, as I found online, you can find several coaches to Dazhai. The ticket fare is CNY 40 per person. You can purchase the bus tickets when you arrive there. Or you can take the bus at Qintan Bus Station to Longsheng. The buses run from 07:00 to 19:00 every day and leave every forty minutes. You can get off midway at Heping County where you need to transfer to take the direct bus to the scenic area.
From Dazhai to Guilin, you can take the bus back to Longsheng, with duration of about 1.5hours. Then take the bus at Longsheng to Guilin, taking about one hour. The buses mainly departing before noon from Longsheng to Guilin every day and the ticket price is CNY35/ 40 per person.
Is there any bus transfer?
The duration is around 70 mins. The ticket fare is CNY 50 per person. After arriving, as I know, you can find several coaches to Dazhai. I remember that the ticket fare is CNY 40 per person. You can purchase the bus tickets when you arriving at there.