Mangshi City History

Mangshi City History

Dehong was called “Ancient Mengmao Kingdom” in the recording of The Pattra Sutra; it was named as the “Dianyue Elephant Riding Kingdom” (滇越乘象国)under the pen of Sima Qian; it was the Jinchi Kingdom in the book of “Marcopolo and His Travels”. Dehong is not only the outlet of the ancient “The Southwest Silk Road of China”, but also the outlet of the Yunnan-Myanmar Road. At present,it is still the golden port leading to South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Dehong is the important place for the southwestern Silk Road. In 122 BC, Zhang Qian went to the Western Region to find out the “Dianyue Kingdom of Elephant”, which refers to the present Dehong and parts of Myanmar. In 109 BC, Emperor Wudi of the Han Dynasty opened the southwestern Yi, and Dehong was Yizhou County. As a capital, Mangshi has an important position. Mangshi enjoys the long history. Archaeologists have discovered Neolithic sites in Wuchalu Township and Zhongshan Township. The people of all ethnic groups lived on this land and wrote their long and glorious history.

 

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