Ruili City History
Dehong was called “Ancient Mengmao Kingdom” in the recording of The Pattra Sutra; it was named as the “Dianyue Elephant Riding Kingdom” under the pen of Simaqian; 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.
Ruili, with a long history, is the birthplace of Ancient Mengmao. 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.