Guilin Dazhai Dragon's Den Hostel in the Rice Terraces
Tiantouzhai, Dazhai Village Heping, Longsheng
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Breath-taking rice terraces view out of your room and lobby area. The only hostel in the village serves real western food and coffee. BBC/CNN/National Geography and loads of foreign channels available. Free wifi in all rooms. Most friendly staff you will meet.
Spring has finally arrived! The villagers in Dazhai have long been waiting for the winter to pass because it’s in spring when life is renewed and the villagers can prepare for the next harvest. In spring, the villagers flood their rice fields with vast amounts of water to nourish the earth beneath it, creating a mirror-like landscape looking into mother nature’s soul. This visually stunning masterpiece has attracted many people from all around the world. We encourage guests to visit this spring to experience this amazing transition of nature. Leave the noise back at home and reconnect with your senses. Book with Dragon’s Den today and enjoy this peaceful, awe-inspiring experience.
What you can expect in Dragon's Den:
-- Breath-taking rice terraces view from any points when you sit down
-- the only hostel which serves real western breakfast and coffee in the whole village
-- Friendly, helpful and warm staff with good English speaking
-- Free wifi in every corner
-- BBC/ CNN/ National Geography and loads of foreign channels available after long time travel in China
-- Teaching local children reading /writing/ drawing in our Village Library
-- Know more local life with Yao minority people
How to get to Dazhai Village
Our hostel is located in Dazhai village of Longsheng, Guilin. There are 3 ways to come to Dazhai village.
1) By public bus: catch the bus to Longsheng(??) at Qin Tan bus station (?????) in Guilin. Get off at He Ping(??), walk 3 minutes towards the ticket office. Then change the bus at the office to Dazhai Village.
2) Take the bus for Dazhai Village from Guilin Train Station. Departure time is about 9:00am everyday. The bus will arrive at the Dazhai parking area. Please call us at 18278387610 in advance and have us book the seat for you.
3) Book the bus ticket from a hostel in Guilin or Yangshuo. You can receive more related information there.
We highly recommend the 2nd way!
How to get to Dragon’s Den Hostel
After you get off at the parking area of Dazhai, enter through the ticket gate, it needs a 40-mins walking to our hostel, but actually it is also walking in the rice terrace because our hostel is located at the top of the village. Follow the sign to Tian Tou Zhai ??? OR Music from Paradise ????,they are the same direction. we are the second YHA sign. If you carry a big bag probably you can pay rmb30 to the local women at the parking area, they will carry it for you also guide you to our hostel.
See you soon
Dragon's Den Team
All rooms include private washrooms
24 hour hot showers
Windows in main floor retrofitted to have a panoramic view of the terraces
Restaurant with delicious local cuisine, beer & cocktails
Library with English/Chinese books
Internet access via Wifi (Please consider that internet service isn't properly maintained in this village and dropped connections is to be expected)
Directions from Guilin to Dazhai Village:
The direct bus will be the best way to dazhai village. The direct bus from guiln to dazhai village leaves at 9am and 1pm every day from the square outside guilin train station( not guilin north train station). We can easily reserve a seat for you on the bus to Dazhai Village. It will take you directly to the entrance, where you will then make your way up through to Tiantouzhai Village.
if you can't catch the direct bus, you can take public bus. By public bus: catch the bus to Longsheng at Qin Tan bus station in Guilin. Get off at He Ping, walk 3 minutes towards the ticket office. Then change the bus at the office to Dazhai Village.
Directions from Dazhai Village entrance to Dragon's Den:
We are located in the very scenic Tiantouzhai Village, a 40 minute hike from the base of Dazhai Village. Pay close attention to the signs leading up to Tiantouzhai Village. You may be required to ask local villagers on how to get to Tiantouzhai as there are very few signage. We are also enroute to Scenic Site #2 (Music From Paradise) so keep an eye for that sign as well. You will eventually pass the main public restroom in Tiantouzhai. We are just up ahead with our HI Hostel sign hanging over the path. All signs will be in both English and Chinese.
Because our hostel is located inside the rice terrace scenic area, so you need to buy ticket at the entrance in heping. The ticket is 80 for one person. If you have student card ,it’s 40 for one person.
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