Perched at an altitude of 800 meters on the staggering rice terraces at Longsheng, Star Wish Guesthouse offers good views over the surrounding hillbound plantations; due to the mountain setting. The two hour drive from Guilin takes you through some stunning scenery to the village which itself is home to an eclectic mixture of different tribes. Longsheng is a great place to discover and learn more about these minority cultures and to head out for some trekking through the stunning countryside. The 21 rooms and suites are quaint and simply decorated. The Lodge is run by a friendly local family and good is home-cooked and very tasty.
To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.Bill Bryson