Longsheng Travel Guide

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Longsheng Facts

Chinese Name: 龙胜各族自治县 (lóng shèng gè zú zì zhì xiàn) 
Population: 186,000
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

Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces
Longji Rice Terraces
Women of Yao Ethnic Minority
Women of Yao Ethnic Minority


Visitors are often fascinated by the diverse social customs of the ethnic groups. Local villages have their own refined building styles, dress, and varied customs. Some of the surrounding villages include Jinzhu Zhuang Village, Baimian Yao Village, and Yinshui Dong Village. While traveling around these villages, you may find cafes or teahouses, which often carry local flare and are great places to rest. Many local festivals and celebrations such as Yao's Hongyi Festival, Miao's Jigu Festival, Dong's Xinhun Festival and Zhuang's Niuhun Festival make it a wonderful destination as well.
- Last updated on May. 31, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Longsheng Travel
Asked by Agnes from MALAYSIA | Oct. 03, 2019 23:06Reply
May I know bus reach pingan 1st or Daizhai, planning to stay 1 night in pingan,1 night in Daizhai
Answers (1)
Answered by Nina from USA | Oct. 11, 2019 18:56

Could you provide a detailed address or recheck your spelling? I can't find Pingan or Daizhai.
Asked by alice from HONG KONG | Sep. 29, 2019 05:41Reply
Hire a car one day to Longsheng from Guilin downtown. How much for a day?
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Answered by Lucas from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 07, 2019 22:59

It costs around CNY500-700.
Asked by Alicja from POLAND | May. 13, 2019 22:54Reply
Hi, we will be in Longsheng on 25/06/19 ad the we want to go to Fenghuang.
Can you tell me what bus options we have or if it is possible to rent a taxi. I see that distance is about 300km. How much would it be? We are travelling in 3 adults. Can you organised a taxi for us?
Answers (1)
Answered by Chris from USA | May. 14, 2019 19:28

Hi, there is no direct buses to Fenghuang. As for the taxis, as it is too far, it's hard to find the taxis to there. You need to go back to Guilin first and then take coach from Guilin Qintan Bus Station to Fenghuang. The bus departs at 11:00 every day and costs CNY160 per person. The duration is about 7 hours.
Asked by Kevin from SINGAPORE | Dec. 26, 2018 23:53Reply
Transportation from Guilin Liangjiang Airport to Dazhai Longsheng to Huangyao
I am planning a trip with 2 friends to Dazhai Longsheng & Huangyao in early May'19.
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!
Answers (2)
Answered by Andrew from CANADA | Dec. 28, 2018 18:36

1. Upon landing, take airport shuttle bus Anxin Line, get off at Xiangjiang Hotel first. Then take a taxi to Qintan Coach Station. After arriving, take a coach to Longsheng. The bus schedules are from 06:10 to 20:00 with the frequency of 10-20min. The ticket fare is CNY30 per person.

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.

Hope helpful!
Answered by Kevin from SINGAPORE | Dec. 29, 2018 01:02

Thank you for the detailed info.. it will definitely help a great deal for my trip planning.
Asked by Danny from HONG KONG | Sep. 30, 2018 17:36Reply
Hi there, What or where can I find the timetable for going to Dazhai and back from Guilin?
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Answered by Ogden from USA | Oct. 08, 2018 00:34

Danny, do you want to go to Dazhai from Guilin and then back Guilin?
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.
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