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Ruili City, Border Trade Street and Jiegao Border Trade Port

Ruili City

Ruili city is situated on the Ruili River in the southwestern part of Dehong Prefectures. "Ruili" means "auspicious" and "beautiful". It is the biggest land port in our country with an area of 174.6 square kilometers. It borders on Burma in the southeast, southwest and northwest, with fields of both countries interlocking each other. There are 54 boundary tablets and 28 passageways to Burma along the 114-kilometer boundary line. The whole area is characterized by "One Basin, Two Countries and Three Towns". Beautiful scenery, rich ethnic cultures, prosperous border trade streets, China-Burma Street, peaceful and mysterious border areas and exotic cultures form spectacular pictures. Ruili is an important passageway connecting China and the Southeast Asian countries. It is also a national port town open to other countries and leads to Mujie, a national port of Burma. It is a convenient and economical international passageway.

Ruili Border Trade Street is located at the northwestern end of the town. It came into use on May 1, 1989. The street covers an area of 32,000 square meters, and there are 6 gardens in the center of the street.

Ruili City

"Jiegao" is a Dai word, meaning "the old town". It is said that Sinan King of Luchuan built his capital here in the late Yuan Dynasty or the early Ming Dynasty. Thus the town got such a name. During the Anti-Japanese War, Jiegao was a very prosperous town. American planes frequently came here, carrying military supplies. It lies 4 kilometers away from Ruili, and is the only part of Ruili Town on the southeastern bank of the Ruili River, known as "shatoujiao" or "Tianyahaijiao" in the southwest of China.

In 1987 Jiegao became an important port where bilateral trade could be done. In 1991, "Jiegao Border Trade Economic Zone" was set up. China and Burma have built China-Burma Street, which is now filled with stores and shops. Since 1992 the imports and exports from Jiegao have accounted for 50% to 60% of the total imports and exports of the border trade of the province, and over 30% of the imports and exports of the border trade from the inland ports throughout the country. Jiegao Bridge across the Ruili River links Ruili with Jiegao. The bridge is now the longest road bridge in Yunnan and on the boundary line in the Southwest of China. In a word, the booming Jiegao has become a newly- developing business town and border resort with typical ethnic features and modern facilities.

Ruili Travel Attractions
Wanding Forest Park
Jiele Golden Pagoda
Tiger-Jumping Rocks
Ruili River
Daying River
King of Banian Trees
Jiegao Border Trade Port
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