Worlds away from the commercial and modern centre of China, centuries old rice terraced fields line the spectacular mountain slopes alongside beautiful nature reserves to create some of the most stunning landscapes in China. While the vistas are reason enough to visit this region, it’s the charming people from the different ethnic villages nestled into the mountains that create its true appeal. History runs deeper than in the structures which adorn these settlements where ancient traditions are still very much living and breathing.
In Huangluo Yao Village you’ll find a community whose women only cut their hair once in their lifetime. Those who visit the Bainmian Yao Village inside the Longsheng Hot Springs National Forest Park may witness young people singing traditional folk songs in an attempt to attract a partner. The Dong people are also famed for their sweet songs and in Yinshui Dong Village visitors are invited to watch daily performances in front of the Drum Tower and experience their unique character first-hand.
To get the most out of this fascinating county it’s helpful to have the guidance of a local expert who is familiar with the surrounding villages and customs. If you’d like to incorporate Longsheng into your tailor-made itinerary, our experts will gladly assist you in creating your once in a lifetime voyage through China.
Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Suzanne, who's travelled extensively in China. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - the guides who can take you to The Great Wall’s quietest spots, the villagers who can show you how to create your own lucky clay cat and the cooks who can rustle you up breakfast pancakes, Shanghai-style.
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