Monday, September 12, 2011

Longsheng Tour To See Da'zhai Village And Longji Terraced Field

Our six seater van came to pick us up at the hostel at 8 am sharp. It was arranged by our Hostel. The charges is RMB120 per person for the transportation and RMB 80 for the entrance fee. It takes about 2 and half hours from our hostel to the base of the Longji Terraced Field. From there, we have to walk up to the three peaks on our own.

Since there weren't much tourist to this place, I followed the Chinese group of 17 from Kwantung. They choose the signage to Xinzhai Village as they are putting a night there. This is the toughest trek among all. I didn't realize I follow the wrong route until half the journey when I asked around. It was tough as the climb was very steep all the way up.

After half an hour, I slow down and let those group to go ahead leaving me behind on my own sweet time. I took the opportunity to relax and enjoy the scenery and photography. When I was inform by a local guy who was walking up the same peak as I am, that I wasn't even half the journey, I make up my mind to make a U-turn. I came unprepared and it was too tiring for me. It was a shame of me.

With so much extra time, I took the opportunity to visit the house of the hill tribes and had a chat with them in order to understand their daily chores and cultures. I also take the opportunity to practice my Mandarin with the local tribes along the way. Those local sellers were friendly indeed.

We were supposed to meet up at 4 pm as arranged earlier with the driver for the return trip but I end up waiting at the based at about 1 pm. So I slept until the rest of the group arrived. Perhaps I will try visiting this place again on my next trip to Guilin !!

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