Buddhist Temples in Mangshi
With its excellent and abundant tourism resources, Yunnan is highly regarded as a tourism destination. In the past, people would always choose places such as Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-La, Xishuang Banna, etc. Now, with the opening of non-stop flight between Beijing and Mangshi, it’s much more easier for tourists from Beijing to visit Mangshi, Ruili and Tengchong.
Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture lies at the west border of Yunnan which is a southwest province of China. As a region bordering on Myanmar, Dehong owns a national boundary line with more than 500 kilometers, some newly emerging tourist cities such as Mangshi and Ruili, some ethnic minorities such as, Dai, Jingpo, A’chang, Lisu, etc, beautiful natural scenes, attractive gem & jade culture, and colorful tourism resources.
Mangshi A Holy City of Theravada Buddhism; A Beautiful City of Flowers and Fruits
As a central city of Dehong, the name “Mangshi’ means a city of dawn and it is said that the name comes from a legend that when the Buddha arrived here it was just dawn. With high buildings lined along the carefully-planned streets and the shade made by flowers and trees such as ceiba, mango, serena Hu and so on, Mangshi will take you into the enchanting sub-tropical scenes.
In the southeast part of Mangshi City, there is a distinctive ecological garden called Mengbanaxi which is characterized by old and well-known tress, rare plants, wonder stones, and precious treasures. At the top of Leiyangrang Mountain which lies at the bank of Peacock Lake, you can see the landmark building of Mangshi and also a scenic spot of Buddhism - Menghuan Golden Pagoda which is 73 meters high, magnificent and splendid. In addition, there is also an international jewelry town in Mangshi. The town, really a shopping paradise for tourist fond of jewelry, includes more than 1000 shops and is divided into jade village, wonder stone village, raw material village, jade carving village and so on.
Ruili A Jade Center Located at China-Myanmar Border Area
With its three sides bordering on Myanmar, Ruili is the biggest inner-land port city in southwest China, an important distributing center of jewelry in southeast Asia, and also a main supplier for jewelry markets in China. In Ruili, you can feel the strong ambiance of jewelry trade, you can appreciate stone-gambling, and also you can participate in it if you want to test your luck.
With regard to natural scenes, Ruili is famous for its 4A level Mori tropical rainforest where you can enjoy the luxuriant jungle, the waterfall and typical tropical scenes. Furthermore, there is also a spectacle called “one tree forest” which is made up of one huge banyan. The magnificent spectacle has won the favor of lots of film view-seekers.
Moreover, the unique border culture also attracts lots of tourists, thanks to its special location. At the outskirts of Ruili, there is a village called Yinjing which lies across the China-Myanmar boundary and correspondingly gives birth to a special pattern called “one village, two countries”. Inside the village, bamboo shacks, village roads, trenches and earth dykes serve as boundary lines. Meanwhile, villagers share the same language, customs, roads, water source, and their harmonious relationship has been passed from one generation to the next.