Mandarin learning: Visit the Dragon Rice Terraces of Guilin, China

Visit of the winding dragon rice terraces of Guilin with splendid views of the plateau

Duration : 60 mins     Max Size : 50     Destination : China  

Category : Mandarin     Recommended For : Languages

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On this tour, we will visit the breath-taking rice terraces in Guilin. Located southeast of the Longsheng County, a vast region of rice terraces stretches layer upon layer, coiling around from the base of Longji Mountain to its summit. Longji translates to ‘Dragon's Backbone’ and the area is also called the ‘Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces.’

Construction of these unique terraces began during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), and continued until the early Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The Rice Terraces are the culmination of both the profound wisdom and strenuous labour of the Zhuang people. Today the rice terraces cover an area of 66 square kilometres and span an altitude between 300 meters (about 984 feet) and 1100 meters (about 3608 feet).

It is said of this area that 'Where there is soil, there is a terrace', be it in the valley with its swift flowing rivers or on the mountainous summits with their swirling cloud cover. Even though the Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces are spread over a large acreage, it is made up of smaller patches of no more than 1 mu (a traditional unit of area in China, currently call shimu) – about 0.16 acres.

Children will get the opportunity to explore the rice terraces with our native expert and meet the local farmers on this tour.

Your Presenter

  Liu Ping

Liu Ping reflects the true spirit of China's dynamic growth as someone who worked in phosphorous mines as a teenager and then educated herself to become a teacher, an english language interpreter and eventually an entrepreneur. A global speaker, Liu is passionate about showcasing the real China to the rest of the world. Liu lives in Beijing and is the author of 'My Chinese Dream-From Red Guards to CEO'.

How it works

This tour has been designed specially for school children. This is a group tour that accommodates up to 50 children at a time. Once you book this experience, we will send you a confirmation email with a link to join the session.  Children and teachers can log in from their individual classes or congregate in one single class/hall and access the tour via the link provided.

What you need

You will need a stable internet connection and a mobile device (ideally a desktop or laptop) to stream the session.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel and obtain a full refund for this session until 5 days before the date of the first session.

Book this experience

From £250 / Per Group (Max 50 Person)