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Ruili is situated in the west of Yunnan province on the border with Myanmar. It is part of the Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture. The city is surrounded by rolling hills and has a booming economy with convenient transport connections. The traditional culture of the local ethnic minorities and the picturesque scenery attract large numbers of tourists.
One Village, Two Countries is located in the southwest of Ruili City. The famed China-Myanmar Border Post No. 71 has been erected within the village boundary and the border zig-zags its way through the village. It is a typical border area. Visitors can experience the folk traditions of Myanmar, while enjoying a ride on the village swing, swaying back and forth between the two countries. There is also a water well in the village, in which people on both sides use in harmony.
The Moli Tropical Rainforest Scenic Area is located in northeastern Ruili City. In the local Dai language, "Moli" means “beautiful waterfall.” The Moli Rainforest is famous for its rich natural landscape and being a Buddhist holy place. Near the hot spring pool, there is a gold-colored Dai-style pagoda, or stupa, that houses a meteorite. There is a giant "footprint" embedded at an incline in the ground at the rock wall, with the toes of the foot clearly visible. In Southeast Asian Buddhism, this is a very famous footprint of the Buddha. Not far from the towering pagoda stands the Big Buddha Temple. At each and every Buddhist festival, there is a constant flow of pilgrims coming here to pray for blessings.
Ruili Border Trade Street is located in the northwest of Ruili City. Most of the sellers here are Chinese and Burmese border people, and the goods are mostly wood carvings, leather, textiles and other handicrafts with local Dai ethnic characteristics, from which you can feel the strong Dai style. The Ruili Port of the People's Warlord Era is worth a visit. The tall and mighty towers give people a sense of national pride. It is also a popular attraction for tourists to take pictures. You can also join the local group here for a day trip to the China-Burma border, which is very convenient. Ruili Border Trade Street has a night market in the evening, and you can taste local and Burmese specialties and fruits.
In Dai language, Ruilijiang River is called Nanmao River, which means "the river covered by white mist." It is called Luchuan River in the Yuan and Ming Dynasties, and was called both Longchuan River and Ruilijiang River in the Qing Dynasty. Ruilijiang River originated from the watershed on the west side of Gaoligong Mountain in Tengchong County, and it flows into Myanmar. Ruilijiang River is a subtropical long-flowing river. The dams on both sides are flat, and the land is rich, and the climate is warm and humid. It is a very rich region of Dai people where the cultivation of rice and the breeding of fish flourish. Ruilijiang River has a gentle water flow, and the water flow is as flat as the mirror. The Dai villages are surrounded by trees and bamboo, and the scenery is picturesque.