Longsheng Minority Area
Longsheng Minority Area (Longsheng Multi-ethnic Autonomous County) is located in the northeast of Guangxi and it is under Guilin's governance. This area is the central hub for about ten ethnic minority groups in northern Guilin including Zhuang, Yao, Miao and Dong, etc. who thrive on farming and tourism.
Longsheng is a mountainous county famous for its Dragons’ Backbone rice terraces Field, Longji terraces, hot springs, mixtures of Dong, Zhuang, Yao and Miao ethnic groups, villages, and rich local specialities e.g. Longji tea, peppers, watery wine, glutinous rice, soapstone wares, bamboo wares among others.
The national customs of the Longsheng are rich and colourful: from the pole dancing of the Zhuang to harmony folk songs of the Dong, from reed-pipe dancing to brides carrying water and from long drum dancing of the Yao to the stick of incense dancing of Miao. They all have their own distinctive native characteristics. The colorful customs and folk songs are pleasing to both the eyes and mind. The fragrant pearl oil tea of the Miao, the mellow Dragon's Backbone wine of the Zhuang, the Alid banquet of the Dong and bamboo rice of the Yao possess their own ethnic flavors as well as these fascinating customs and traditions. There are many buildings of different styles, the ingenious Drum Tower, the winding Rain Bridge of the Dong and the Dras Jiac Tower of the Zhuang. If you are to visit it’s also worth noting that you will certainly be treated cordially by the hospitable locals.