Day 2 (May 17)
Guilin and the Longzhi Rice Terraces.
Early in the morning we head to the Guilin Huixian Wetland region, where we will shoot an ancient stone bridge, buffaloes and local people working in the fields. There are usually no tourists here in the early morning, we will have a great opportunity to take good pictures. The nearest village Tianxing is situated near Guilin City, the journey will take about an hour, and we will reach the bridge in time for dawn.
This ancient stone bridge, standing in the middle of flooded rice fields surrounded by beautiful mountains, has recently been the hallmark of the entire province of Guilin. On the bridge we will photograph a peasant in a palm-leaf cloak and his bull.
After the photo shoot, we will move to the famous Longzhi rice terraces. Travel time is 2-3 hours, depending on traffic conditions.
Evening shooting will be in the picturesque location of Pingan Village's Dragon's Back. At sunset, we will climb to one of the most beautiful places with views of the rice terraces, where the shape of the fields resembles a dragon's backbone (about 30 minutes by foot).
Here we will shoot a local model in a national costume.
After shooting, we will walk (about 30 minutes) to one of the best hotels in the village of Longzhi, and porters will bring our things.