Ping'an Zhuang Village

Ping'an is a traditional Zhuang minority village located in Heping Country of Longsheng County, about 22.5 km from the the county seat of Longsheng, and 103 km from Guilin. The village is just located at the top of the famous Longji Rice Terraces. The altitude is up to 1,100 meters. The population here is more than 700. Inhabited in the region are all Zhuang Minority, they still remain their exquisite costume and ancient simple living customs.

Rice Terraces in Longsheng Ping'an Zhuang Village












History of Ping'an Zhuang Village

The ancestors of the Zhuang villagers moved to Ping'an about 650 years ago. The village has been isolated for serveral hundread years for no road from the valley going up the mountain. After the founding of People's Republic of China, for changing the villager's conditions of extreme poverty, the local government paved a road from Longsheng to Guilin, but the road condition was bad and a trip from Longsheng to Guilin would take at least five hours by bus. In 1980, the government paved a new road, it shortened half the trip time between Guilin and Longsheng. Foreign tourists have been coming to Ping'an Village since the late 1980s.

Language in Pingan

The villagers of Ping'an all speak local Zhuang language. The language has a little difference from other Zhuang language in Guangxi, seems to be closer to Vietnamese. Most villagers can speak Mandarin Chinese (Putonghua), with the tourism development these years, some family hotles' owners even have begun speaking English.

Pingan Village Longsheng Rice Terraces











Traditional Zhuang Minority Buildings

Ping'an village still maintains the traditional three storied wood buildings with hemp railing. Most of the buildings have a history of more than 100 years. Built largely from timber, the houses are typically rectangular and three stories high, with a high-foot railing style construction. The domestic animals live in the first level and the villagers live in the upper levers. The adorable village is stacked up in layers along the hillside. Stone paths and staircases twist in and out of buildings. Water flows everywhere in streams, rivulets, cascades, and channeled in bamboo pipes.

Unique Costume and living Customs

The Zhuang people in Ping'an retain their ethnic features of costume and living customs. Men wear short gowns made of hand-loomed cloth; and women wear white shirts, black pants, and brightly colored cloth on their heads. The residents live as they did in old times - adults work in the fields, old people sit on their doorsteps all day, and kids play up and down the paths... When the guests visit their families, the local Zhuang people usually entertain the guests with baked bamboo rice and their home-made sweet rice wine.

Longsheng Rice Terraced Fields Pingan











 Amazing Sights of the Rice Terraces in A Year

In spring, the rice terraces look like silver ribbons, while in summer they become green way one after another, in autumn, thet look like many golden towers, and in winter, they just like dragons playing in water. In a year, the different beauty of the rice terraces in Ping'an attracts thousands upon thousands of tourists, photographers and artists.

Main Scenic Spots in Pingan Village

Embraced by breathtaking rice terraces and ecological forest, Ping'an Village is quiet and elegant with a pleasant climate all the year round. There are mainly two scenic spots to get a commanding view of the spectacular Longji rice terraces, as well as glimpse the rural life and unique style of houses. One is the Nine Dragons and Five Tigers (No.1 viewing spot); another is the Seven Stars with the Moon (No.2 viewing spot).

Longsheng Rice Terraces in Pingan October

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