in China's southwestern frontier province of Yunnan, close
by the River Wanding, Whose name in the Dai language means
"the sun shining overhead ", she covers an area
of 34 square miles. Nestling within a stone's - throw of Myanmar,
This mountain trade mecca of 84,000 people is China's youngest
She came into being in 1932, putting down
roots in an ancient spot of earth trod by Kublai Khan's rampaging
Mongol warriors and crossed by the old spice and tea caravans.
But it was not until 53 years later that she was formally
established as a municipality and opened to westerners.
And it was here that the China section of
the historic Burma Road to Kunming, the only passage of access
to the outer world during World War II, began at the bridge
over the Wanding River connecting China with Myanmar.
Dehong Travel Attractions