Ruili Overview


Ruili is an essential pass to Ancient South Silk Road back in history, as well as the starting point for the international road transportation. Ruili, known as “Natural Forest Park” and “Kingdom of Animals and Plants”, is one of the towns where those centenarians live. If you come to Ruili, you would have chances to experience the famous national resort Ruili River, fascinating and exotic rural scenery, exciting taobao journey and so on. Ruili, with its uniqueness of Dai’s and Jingpo’s ethic culture, entice countless tourists at home and abroad.
Ruili, with a long history, is the birthplace of Ancient Meng Mao. The plain open terrain, convenient transportation, flourishing business activities and completed city faculties have made Ruili a gate opened for Southeast Asia and South Asia. Ruili owns two national coasts (Ruili and Wanding) and two economic cooperation zones (Ruili border economic cooperation zone and Wanding border economic cooperation zone) approved by The State Council.


Basic Information

• Chinese Name: 瑞丽
• English IPA: Ruili
•Key Words: The important national border
• Location: located insouth of Dehong Dai and Jinpo Autonomous Prefecture, west of Yunnan Province, neighbouring Myanmar.
• Dailing Code: 0692
• Zip Code:678600
 •Area: 1020 square kilometers
•Language :Southwestern Mandarin, Yunnan Dialect, Dialect of Western Yunnan,   Dai Dialect, Jingpo Dialect


Ruili, located in south of Dehong Dai and Jinpo Autonomous Prefecture, west of Yunnan Province, is closed to Burma, thus it’s an important border for culture exchange between China and Burma and border port for trading and transportation.



Although there is no airport in Ruili, the transportation of Ruili is convenient due to its busy trade. And the railway station is being built.



Ruili enjoys south subtropical monsoon climate, which is divided into dry and wet seasons. The annual average temperature is 21, the annual precipitation is 1394.8 millimeters, and the annual average sunshine is 2330 hours. It has long summer and short winter, and the weather is very mild in all seasons.The best time to visit Ruili is from September to May of following year.


What to See

In Ruili, the minority culture and exotic culture integrate perfectly. They reflect each other and shine in the city. Stepping into the special villages, figure out the local life styles. Standing on the Jiegao Border, overview the scenery of China and Burma. Walking around Wanding, recollect the mark of history.

Local culture

Ruili is a unique frontier city which stand on the west land of Yunnan province. It is the integration of minority and exotic culture. Ruili residences enjoy the festivals with Burma when they live in the subtropical rainforest with local ethnic minority. There are peace and harmony, without conflict. Otherwise, Ruili is the important town of Hinayana Buddhism, with a great number of pagodas and temples. Local people pay reverence to to local monk. In addition, as a Jewellery City, Ruili offers divers activities on jade and jewellery. Stone gamble is a representative one. In a word, Ruili is a fantastic and inviting city.


Administrative Division 

Ruili has 3 towns, 3 townships, 11 residents' committees, 29 villagers committees, 229 villager groups, 283 natural villages, and 2 state farms (Ruili farm and Wanding farm), Ruili border economic cooperation zone and other economic development experimentation area.


Dai people in Ruili specialized in cooking different snacks featured with different styles. Many animals or plants become their meals on the table, which attract many tourists come to them and give a try on those specialty.