Ruili JieLe Pagoda
Ruili County in Yunnan borders on
Myanmar. It was named "Mengmao" in ancient times
and has been the political and economical center for Dai in
Dehong Region since hundreds of years ago. The chiefs of Dai
established Mengmao Kingdom here and built the first town
in Dehong Region. The Mengmao Palace was located here, too.
That town is the present Mengmao Town in Ruili county seat.
Jiele Village close to the county seat was a vital town at
that time. After Buddhism spread in, all villages constructed
Buddhist pagodas, among which was the most famous Jiele
Golden Pagoda which has been the emblem of Ruili. Experts
estimate that Jiele Golden Pagoda was probably built in 1336,
the most strong and prosperous time for Mengmao Kindom.
Dehong Travel Attractions