Visiting a Rice Terraces of Guangxi province and have walking.
The Longsheng (Lóngshèng Tītián in Chinese, means “Dragon’s Backbone”) rice terraces are located about 100 km (2 hours on the bus) from Guilin, are not only a spectacular viewpoint but a remarkable milestone in agricultural engineering (the construction history dates back to the XIII-th century).
Take a bus from Guilin to Longsheng, get off at Heping and catch the other bus to the terraces (on the way most likely you’ll be requested to buy a ticket by the local authorities). Upstairs there are two viewpoints, named (surprise!) N1 and N2.
Afterward, most of the tourists usually go down to Heping and back to Guilin. The better thing to do (safer if you have 4 hours) is to take a local guide (as there is no well-signed way) and make a half-day track through the Yao People minorities’ villages (Yao women have a longest black hair :) We’ve traveled through Zhangliu and Dazhai villages and took some pics on the road. From Dazhai it’s better to take a bus to Heping or to Longsheng.
Be there early (better 4 o’clock). We’ve got at 6 and had a good chance not to catch a bus back to Guilin :) (though there should be some guest houses in Longsheng too and maybe even in the villages).
Enjoy the silence and the pictures, folks :)