Longsheng Travel Guide
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Chinese Name: 龙胜各族自治县 (lóng shèng gè zú zì zhì xiàn)
Area: 2,538 square kilometers (980 square miles)
Location: in the northwest of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, southwestern China
Area Code: 0773
Zip Code: 541700
GDP (2017): CNY 6.63 billion (USD 1.00 billion)
Nationalities: Miao, Yao, Dong, Zhuang, Han
Longji Rice Terraces & Longsheng Hot Springs
Located in the northwest of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Longsheng Ge Autonomous County is subordinate to Guilin. It is adjacent to Liuzhou to the west and Hunan Province to the north and northwest. Longsheng is the most concentrated place of ethnic minorities in northern Guangxi and the first Autonomous County in central and southern China. Longji Rice Terraces and Longsheng Hot Springs are the most famous attractions of the city. Longji Rice Terraces is a very large scale terrace group in the Guilin area. The terraces, like chains, encircle mountains into huge spiral shells. It takes about 40 minutes to Longsheng Spring from urban area by car where the springs contain more than ten kinds of microelements beneficial to human. Also, visitors are able to see the beautiful natural scenery and architecture of minority nationalities and experience various ethnic customs.
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.
See also How to Travel between Guilin and Longsheng
Can someone help to provide information on Transportation (no. of departure & departure time), Fare & Traveling Time for:
1. Guilin Liangjiang Airport to Dazhai, Longsheng
2. Dazhai, Longsheng to Huangyao Ancient Town
Thank you in advance!
2. There is no direct bus between these two places. Thus for your convenience, you are advised to hire a private car. I heard that the fare is CNY400 to 500.
Thank you for the detailed info.. it will definitely help a great deal for my trip planning.
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.