Jinkeng Rice Terrace
Jinkeng Rice Terrace, which is home to Yao
minorities. Jinkeng Rice Terraces are located around
25 miles (40 km) away from Longsheng, where you will
be rewarded feats of farm engineering going all the
way up a string of 2400 feet (800 m) mountains. The
66-square-km network irrigation project was began by
the ethnic Zhuang in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), and
finished by the Qing (1644-1911).
There are two villages here in Jinkeng. The first village
at the foot of the mountain is Dazai Village.
Further uphill Yao people two-story cabins
are nestled against the breathtaking man-made wonder.
The layout of the village mimics the terraces fields
symmetry, giving an appearance that the houses are stacked
on top of one another- an integrated part of the land.
Red Yao Minority in Jinkeng, Longji
Climbing up the hill for 60 minutes, you
will arrive Tiantouzai Village, where you will have
a panoramic view of the whole area of Jinkeng Rice Terrace.
Jinkeng rice terrace and villages here has
not been known to many tourist, the facilities here
are not so convenient, about 30 minutes extra drive
then to Pingan village, muddy and bumping road, that
is part of the reason why most of the drivers and tour
guides will not take visitors to this remote village.