Longsheng ethnic autonomous county, located in the northeast of the autonomous region, covers an area of 2,538 square kilometers and has a population of 17 million. It is 371 kilometers away from Nanning city and 63 kilometers away from Guilin.
During the reign of emperor Qin, Longsheng was under the jurisdiction of Guilin county. In the late Qing dynasty, the name ‘Longsheng’ has been recorded in history. In 1912, it was renamed ‘Longsheng county’. In 1956, it was renamed ‘Longsheng ethnic autonomous county’, which was the first ethnic autonomous county in the central and southern region.
Longsheng is rich in tourism resources, including Longji Terraces landscape, a National First-class Scenic Spot that is ‘one of the best in the world’, Hot Springs that can be called ‘the First Spring in south China’ in National Forest Parks and Huaping Primeval Forest Reserve, which is listed as a national nature reserve.