A Village in Two Countries in Ruili City, Dehong

Why is A Village in Two Countries So Special

The “A Village in Two Countries” scenic spot is about 10 kilometers away from the downtown of Ruili city. It is located beside the famous No. 71 Boundary Pillar as China-Myanmar border. It is a typical geographical wonder of “A Village in Two Countries”. A village is divided into two parts by the national boundary line, the part in China is Yinjing Village, the other part in Myanmar is Mangxiu Village. The borders are constituted by bamboo fences, village roads, ditches and low banks of earth between fields. Therefore, the Chinese melons climbs to the bamboo fences in Burma to make melons. The hens in Myanmar go to the Chinese residents’ homes to lay eggs. The people around the boundary line are unaware of crossing the borders dozens of times a month. The people in the village have the same language and customs. The national boundary line of the China-Myanmar in Ruili section is in twists and turns, indented without obvious boundaries. Sometimes a small ditch or a field is the border between the two countries. In the Yinjing “A Village in Two Countries” scenic spot, if there are no majestic gateway in Chinese side and armed police on duty as well as the flag of the Myanmar and the Myanmar Immigration Office, you will not have the feeling that there are two countries, like the scenes everywhere, riding a motorcycle, bicycle or walking tractor freely.

Where is A Village in Two Countries

The “A Village in Two Countries” scenic spot is about 10 kilometers away from the downtown of Ruili city. It is located beside the famous No. 71 Boundary Pillar as China-Myanmar border.

How to Get A Village in Two Countries

  • It is convenient to get to A Village in Two Countries from Ruili City, which takes about 2.5 hours to get there by bus at the price of 2 yuan.
  • In a new place, taxi plays an important role in transportation methods. In Ruili City, it is convenient to take a taxi to get there at the price of 25 yuan.

Best Time to Go

All seasons are the best time to visit A Village in Two Countries. Every season, you can experience the unique beauty of A Village in Two Countries.

Nearby Attractions

One-Tree Forest
In fact, One-Tree Forest is a large banyan tree, which has a history of more than 900 years, with 32 earial roots streight pinning into the earth. Banyan is a special and unique landscape in Ruili, it’s everywhere no matter in the vallies or villages or on the sides of the roads. people value banyan as holy tree, so they only plant these trees but don’t cut them. The big Banyan is in the one-tree forest park, and it’s 28 meters, what makes it more precious is that it has been standing there for over 200 years. The tree has many aerial roots hanging down from above, and they are interwined with one another, ending in the root. there are also so many aerial roots hanging down and they took roots in the earth, forming a forest that makes up of pillar-like roots, thus one-tree forest is shaped. It’s a very attractive and magical natural scenery. One-tree Forest has become a scenery that tourist must go, and it’s one of the hottest sceneries in Ruili. 

Zhaduo Waterfall
Moli Waterfall is located in Moli Valley, also called Zhaduo Waterfall, and hides in deep mountains and forest. the clean water falls from 40-meter cliff, it’s like a white silk flying and dancing in the wind, you can hear the falling sound of water far away. There is a small brook flowing under the waterfall. The whole part of the waterfall is the soul of the scenic area, it’s very enjoyable to watch and feel the waterfall in the morning when the sun rises. It’s also very worthy to go there in summer, you can feel splashes from the waterfall and splash on your face, it’s very nice and cool.

Moli Tropical Rainforest
Moli Tropical Rainforest, is known as its tropical rainforest view and Buddhist holy land, the whole scenic area is 1.5 kilometers long. Moli, also known as Zhaduo, refers to a grand waterfall. Moli is known as a natural oxygen bar, which is healthy for people.

Jiegao Border

“Jiegao” is a Dai Language, 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.

Tours Including A Village in Two Countries

4 Days Jingpo Ethnic Minority’s Munao Zongge Festival Tour

17 Days Yunnan Ethnic Minorities Festivals Tour around Chinese New Year