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Our Travel Blog is the place to share our real life, travel experiences in China with you. Besides, we will provide information related to Chinese culture and China travel guide. "A bosom friend afar brings a distant land near." Traveling makes us to be closer, let's discover China together!
Start our Day 7 in China with Julie to Longsheng where there is the famousTerraced Fields. And we also had a night cruise in Guilin.This cruise will give you a new and deeper impression of Guilin which you won't find in the daytime.
Longsheng County in Guilin is well-known for marvelous terraced rice fields and rich cultures of ethnic minorities. Locals respect the land they living by and generally express their deep reverence through various activities, many festivals are consequently celebrated in the area throughout a year. Combing Rice Seedling Festival is one among these colorful activities. As a traditional folk festival in Longji Rice Terraces scenic area, it is held around the Grain in Ear (one of the 24 solar terms) every year.
It is generally known that China is a large agricultural country, though numerous peasants flood into cities to seek jobs these years, people in Longsheng County of Guilin hold fast to the land and still pay much attention to agriculture. Every year the Spring Ploughing Festival is held in Dragon's Backbone (literally Longji) Rice Terraces Scenic Area of Longsheng, attracting visitors from around the world.
Invited by the government of Longsheng Various Nationalities Autonomous County and the scenic area Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces, I was lucky to represent VisitOurChina, Guilin Tianyuan International Travel Service Co., Ltd, with other colleagues from other major travel agencies in Guilin, to participate the grand meeting at Longsheng, the opening ceremony of Longji Street, last Wednesday, January 28th, 2015.
Thanks to my dear colleagues support, I had a chance to visit most of attractions in Guilin by accompanying our guests from Singapore at the end of May. During this one week tour, I had not only seen beautiful sceneries but also been impressed by our guests enthusiasm and vitality.
It is often said that Chinese people form their eating habits in accordance to the geological factors, which is not only a wisdom of adapting themselves to the local conditions, but also a way of survival for Chinese complying with Nature. Chinese people meticulously make full use of the land under their feet and intelligently acquire food, whether from alluvial plain, rivers and lakes, or from untraversed plateau, cities of skyscrapers. Where there is green, there is harmony between human beings and Nature.
As one of the key travel agencies in the region, Guilin Tianyuan International Travel Service Co. LTD was invited by the Ancient Zhuang Village Scenic Area (龙脊古壮寨梯田观景区), one of the main scenic areas of Dragons Backbone Rice Terraces of Longsheng, to this years Customers Thanks Meeting on November 15. With great honor, Carrie, one of my colleague also in English Department, and I had the pleasure to represent the company to participate the meeting with over 150 friends from other travel agencies and had a sightseeing of this new developed scenic spot which was opened just in June this year.
As a major Chinese online tour operator and travel agency, Guilin Tianyuan International Travel Service Co., LTD, under the representation of its English Department: Visit Our China, was invited to participate in a one day travel agencies' meeting at the Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces and Zhuang Village Scenic Area (龙脊古壮寨梯田观景区). Occurring on last Friday, June 10th, I had the immense honor to represent the company and get a chance to know more about the unique scenery of the Longji (龙脊) rice terraces in Longsheng County, Guilin.