longji rice terraces photo tour

One Day Longji Rice Terraces Photo Tour (Dazhai & Ping An Village)

Duration 4am - 9pm
Group size Only you
Guided in English
Instructed by Experienced photo guide
Aprox. photos taken more than 100

Longji rice terraces is one of the most photogenic places which is located at the northwest of Guilin. There are a few tribal villages with different minorities, the main tourist villages are Ping'an Village and Dazhai Village.

Ping'an village developed earlier than others, it is a little more touristy, the main minority is Zhuang, which is also the main minority of Guangxi province. Dazhai village is much larger, that means more steps and more hiking, the main minority is Yao, which is well known for long hair, some of them have two-meter long hair.

Why Join Our Photo Tour?

  • 1 PHOTOGRAPHERS designed this tour
  • 2 PHOTOGRAPHERS guide this tour

What does a photographer guide mean for the tour?

A photographer guide will take you to the unique spots, find the different angles, help you on camera settings and composition, interact with local minority people, you will bring home with portfolio shots.

Photo Tour Itinerary

Your photo guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Guilin. Heading to Longji rice terraces - Dazhai village first. It takes about 2 hours drive.

You will take a visit of an authentic minority family, it is the good start of the fun. Will shoot an old couple's life in the old wooden house, it is very photogenic, you will capture some really interesting portraits with natural light. Let's the photographs talk.

longji rice terraces photo tour // The daily life of a minority couple
longji rice terraces photo tour // Smoking after the lunch

Hiking up the mountains after family visiting, the rice terraces view changing with the altitudes. Photograph the black-roofed minority tribes which surrounding but spectacular terraced fields. Use the long lens to grab the circle or rounded terraced fields; capture the great pano of the golden valley.

longji rice terraces photo tour // Dazhai rice terraces in September
longji rice terraces photo tour // Morning scenery in October

Head to PingAn village in the afternoon, which is the second largest village in Longji area. Longji means the dragon backbone in Chinese, Longji got its name from the outline of terraced fields in this village. Less houses in this village, easy to create nice photos.

PingAn village is also the only village that terraced fields are irrigated from December to June. If you are interested in shooting the reflected terraced fields, go before the middle of June.

Back to Guilin around 8pm.

longji rice terraces photo tour // Morning mist in the Ping An village
longji rice terraces photo tour // Two minority girls are taking a selfie

Camera Gears Suggestions for This Photo Tour

  • DSLR cameras
  • A wide angle lens. For example, Nikkor 14-24 or Canon 16-35. Will be good for panoramic landscapes photography
  • A telephoto zoom lens, such as a 70-200 mm, will be easy to shoot farmers who working in fields.
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