Walking time: 2-3
Jinkeng: See Getting there
Go first to Jinkeng, spend one day to visit
several beautiful villages including the
viewpoint, Dazhai, and Xiazhai. (Trail No. 5). The
second day, walk from Jinkeng to Pingan (Trail no.
3, around 3 hours) and go further to Golden Zhuang
Village via Old Zhuang Village (Trail No. 4,
around 3 hours.) You can catch the bus for
Longsheng on the road near Golden Zhuang Village.
Avoid staying overnight in Pingan as it is
expensive and noisy.
1. Huanglo Yao Village
--> Pingan Village: a 45-minute ascent.
Get off the car/bus near the bridge in
Huanglo, cross the bridge, follow the main route,
look for a stone-step path up to the mountain.
Climb all the way up among rice terraces and
beautiful wooden houses. Reaching the parking of
Pingan, you have to pay a Y25 entrance fee. From
there another 5-minute walk, you will arrive in
2. A wonderful circuit in
Pingan: around one hour.
Follow the mark
in the village for No.2 viewing spot, you would
arrive in less than ten minutes. The view is
spectacular (see the above photo). Then look for
the mark for No. 1 viewing spot. The path
stretches on the rice terraces above the village
and provides a nice view over the village and the
3. Jinkeng - Pingan: 3 - 4
hours (New -
I did this trek in March 2008. I
started from Tiantou village, half an hour walk
from Dazhai. The guesthouse recommended me a guide
(Y50). It took 1.5 hours to reach the Zhongliu
village, and 2.5 hours to arrive at Pingan's No 1
4. Pingan --> Old Zhuang
Village --> Golden Zhuang Village:
around 3 hours.
Instead of taking the bus from
Pingan to Longsheng, why not hike to Golden Zhuang
Village, and catch the bus descending from Pingan
on the main road? Check the bus schedule before
leaving Pingan. It takes around 30 minutes for the
bus to reach the main road near Golden Zhuang
Village from Pingan. I found a guide in Pingan for
the trek (Y20-30). As you can see Old Zhuang
Village from Pingan, you would not get lost while
heading for the Old Zhuang village. But after Old
Zhuang Village, the trail starts to descend, and
you come across a lot of intersections. The Old
Zhuang Village, not touched by tourism, still
keeps its original charm. There is a pavilion
overlooking the village, the rice terraces and the
lower valley, and it offers a splendid view.
5. Walk around
Jinkeng: Parking - Dazhai - Viewpoint -
Xiaozhai: around 5 hours.
6. Jinkeng -
One can also walk northward from
Jinkeng's No1 view point to Sishui, via
Dachongdou, Pingzhai, Yangmei Zhai village. Sishui
is close to Longsheng town.
Visited in 2002,2005,2008.
Updated by Suyun in May, 2008