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Asia > East Asia > China > Southwest China > Yunnan > Western Yunnan > Ruili
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Ruili (瑞丽; Ruìlì) is a city in Yunnan, South-West China, on the border with Myanmar.

Get in

Dehong Mangshi Airport (LUM), with connections to Kunming, is the closest airport.

Get around


  • One Tree Forest
  • Chinese-Burma Friendship Street
  • Border Trade Street
  • Touring and Gem Washing Field
  • Wanding Ecological Park
  • Hansa Temple
  • Jiele Big Golden Pagoda



This town is located at the Chinese-Burmese border. There is much trade in imported goods, notably jade and fabrics. Wooden furniture (sourced from Burmese logs) is also widely available. Cheap souvenirs can also be bought from travelling Burmese merchants in the city, or from the sizeable number of other foreigners present in the city such as Pakistanis and Indians.

Be prepared to bargain hard. Be cautious about fake jade; see discussion in the China article.




There is a large number of hotels in Ruili. However, hotels in the city are surprisingly expensive, compared even to provincial capitals. There seem to be no places below 300 Yuan.

  • Jing Cheng hotel - reputed to be the best hotel in the city as well as being housed in the city's tallest tower. The city's only 4-star hotel but in reality feels more like a 2 or 3 star hotel. Breakfast provided is very limited to local cuisine.

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