Join us for a two-day adventure through the magical scenery of Guilin, Longsheng, and Zhaoxing, as we take you on a fascinating journey of discovery of some of China’s most stunning natural wonders and cultural heritage.
Our trip begins in Guilin, where your professional driver and guide will take you to the magnificent Longji Rice Terraces. Marvel at the panoramic views and experience the colorful cultures of local ethnic minority villages before you are escorted to Zhaoxing Dong Village.
Zhaoxing Dong Village is famous for its architectural wonders and a captivating evening of Dong ethnic dancing and singing. Get an in-depth discovery into Zhaoxing’s gems, with visits to the ecological museum and Tang’an Dong Village, revealing the Dong people’s history, lifestyle, and peaceful coexistence with nature.
2. Admire the architectural wonders of Zhaoxing Dong Village, such as the five drum towers, the wind and rain bridges, and the theater stages, and watch a mesmerizing Dong ethnic dancing and singing show in the evening.
3. Visit the ecological museum and Tang’an Dong Village, and learn about the history, lifestyle, and ecological wisdom of the Dong people, who live in harmony with nature.
- Day 1: Guilin - Longsheng - ZhaoxingLongji Rice Terraces, Zhaoxing Dong Village
Your adventure begins as your driver and guide pick you up from your hotel in Guilin. Together, you'll embark on a journey to the mesmerizing Longji Rice Terraces, an iconic spectacle in China. These terraces cascade along the mountainside, creating a breathtaking display of curves and colors. Prepare to climb these rice terraces, taking in panoramic views of the picturesque countryside. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to explore local ethnic minority villages, including the Zhuang and Yao communities, immersing yourself in their rich culture and customs.
Following this, your expedition continues towards Zhaoxing Dong Village, the largest and best-preserved Dong ethnic village in China. Notable for its five drum towers symbolizing the Dong people's virtues, you'll marvel at the unique architecture and craftsmanship, including wind and rain bridges, theater stages, and barns.
The evening will be highlighted by a Dong ethnic dancing and singing show, offering a glimpse into the charm and harmony of their folk music.
Accommodation: a boutique hotel in Zhaoxing
- Day 2: Zhaoxing - Guilin (B)Tang’an Dong Village
After a delightful breakfast, your exploration of Zhaoxing continues. Visit the ecological museum, providing insights into the Dong people's history, culture, and lifestyle. Witness the creation of their traditional costumes, handicrafts, and food, gaining an understanding of their ecological wisdom and environmental practices.
Next, venture to Tang’an Dong Village, a picturesque settlement surrounded by rice terraces and mountains. Serving as the first ecological museum of the Dong people, Tang’an showcases their harmonious coexistence with nature. Stroll through the village to observe the preservation of ancient traditions and customs, all while enjoying stunning views of the terraced landscape and countryside.
Post Tang’an Dong Village, the journey concludes with a return drive to Guilin. Here, you have the option to explore Guilin independently or have your driver escort you to the airport or train station for departure.