Longji (Dragon's backbone in Chinese) Rice Terraces, well known for it's unique terraced fields and long-hair Yao minority women.
Here is a mixture of nature and minority culture. You can meet two main minority people in villages.
There are two main minority villages for photography, Dazhai (big tribe in Chinese) village and Ping An village.
Dazhai village, well known for the local long hair Yao minority women, most of women have over 1 meter long back hair. There are over 5 best photography spost with different view. It's good for sunrise photography.
Ping An village is smaller relatively, because of it's unique valley and mountains around, high possibilities to shoot mist surrounding the village after rain.
Yes, of course. Especially for photographers.
There are hundreds of hotels and hostels in villages, some hotels are western-friendly with western breakfast, big and clean rooms with rice terraces view, soft mattress and English speaking stuff.
Stay overnight in a hotel located at the top of the mountains, then you have opportunity shoot the sunrise over rice paddies and golden shinning in flooded fields.
It is hardly to see sunrise and sunset in spring because of rainy season. However, clouds and fog in between the mountains and village is a good picture.
Local people start to clear fields and check the irrigated system. The weather will get better in May.
It's boring to visit rice terraces in November, nothing in fields. No rice and not irrigated yet. Therefore, it is not suggested to travel here in November.
The minority women in Dazhai village have long black hair, even 80 years old grandma as below. Wearing the traditional embroidery dress that made by hand.