It is probably China's only route to see two magnificent rice terraces – Jinkeng Rice Terraces and Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces. This hiking in Guilin starts from Longji village, passes by two famous rice terraces and finally arrives at Dazhai village. The original histories of these two rice terraces could date back to hundreds of years. Any season would be fine for hiking because different season shows its own unique scenery. There are some Guilin minority villages located inside the rice terraces that you may have a chance to witness the local lifestyle. For most travelers have experienced this hiking, which is 4 to 5 hours, so that you don't need special trekking preparations.Want to trek in the rice terraces? Please look at: Visit Jinkeng Rice Terraces and Guilin Tour.
It's definitely worth to hike in Guilin along the Yulong River (from Gongnong Bridge to Yima Village). You will not only see the wonderful scenery of Guilin but also enjoy in appreciating country life at Yima Village. The Yulong River is known as Little Li River, which is also famous for its very crystal clear water. When you start from Gongnong Bridge, don't miss a famous scenic spot called Camels in River-Crossing. During the hiking tour, you’ll see the locals use traditional way of washing clothes at the side of Yulong River. If you interested in hiking along Yulong River, please look at: Hiking in Guilin and visiting Yulong River tour.