Spend more time hiking on the Great Wall and through the beautiful Rice Terraces of Longji on this active tour of China. Soak up the simple rural beauty of Yangshuo, the history of Xian, the majesty of Beijing and the fast pace of dazzling Shanghai.
Take a journey like no other. This is your chance to see the classical sights, and also explore a different side of this beautiful country - be it from the back of a bicycle; on a hike through serene countryside, or a walk through buzzing city streets.
Combine a relaxing cruise on the stunning Li River to the picturesque town of Yangshuo with a visit to the Longji Rice Terraces.
It is in June that new water is pumped into the terraces and the young rice shoots are planted.
The women of the Yao minority group never cut their hair, instead piling it on top of their heads like a turban.
The terraces cover an area of 40 square miles.
Although started during the Yuan dynasty, most of the construction was done during the Ming dynasty.
In March bright yellow rapeseed blossom amongst the terraces in a beautiful display.
The most popular sections of terraced fields are Ping’an Zhuang village fields and Jinkeng Red Yao fields.
Look out for areas with wonderful names such as ‘Seven Star Surrounding the Moon’, ‘Nine Dragons and Five Tigers’ and ‘Two Dragons Frolicking with a Pearl’
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