Attraction & Sightseeing In Longshen Town
county in northeastern Guangxi province was the earliest county to be
established in southern China.
town is situated in a densely forested area of over 2400 square kilometers
and has a population of only 160 000 people. It is surrounded by
mountains in four sides and lies 100 kilometers north of Guilin, as
well as in the joint area of Heping River and Sang River. Built on the
mountain slopes, the town boasts rows of tall buildings separated by
Longsheng town there are the Hot Spring National Park and the Dragon's
Backbone Rice Terraces: 60square kilometers of terraced rice fields
southeast of Longsheng. They were first built in the Yuan dynasty and
completed in the Qing dynasty by Zhuang people. The terraced fields
are built along the slope winding from the riverside up to the
mountaintop, with the highest place of an elevation of 885m and the
lowest 380m. The coiling line spirals up from the mountain foot to the
top, making the mountain looks like huge snail seen from afar.
Only two kilometers
west of Longsheng Town you will come to the Yinshui Dong Village. It
is named after the waterfall that runs down from the mountaintop
resembling a long silver chain.
It is said
that the village was founded during the Tang-Song dynasties and gained
fame due to the hard work of generations of the Dong people. In 1737
during the reign of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing dynasty, Wu Jinyin,
the 82nd chief of Yinshui Dong Village, led the Dong people to rise in
rebellion with the support of the Zhuang, Miao and Yao peoples against
the Qing government. The Qing government hastily sent troops from
neighboring provinces to put down the rebellion.
failure of this rebellion, the village moved to another place and the
original village was abandoned. In recent years, with the development
of local tourism, Dong people were invited to return their home
village with the 101st village chief of the Wu clan.In this village,
you can see an old drum-tower and the famous Wind and Rain Bridge,
which is a unique 76 metre long complex consisting of five pavilions
connected by corridors.
The Ma Pang
Drum tower 25 kilometers north of Longsheng town is the largest of its
kind: It is a 12 metre high wooden construction: a nine-story wooden
roof held up by wooden pillars. Such towers (resembling Chinese
pagodas) were set up as meeting points in almost every Dong village.
to get there: Take buses from the long-distance bus station
in Guilin. There are frequent buses leave from 6.50a.m to 5.20p.m.