Market in Ruili

Ruili Market

This is one of the most colourful and fun markets in all Yunnan, with a real swirl of ethnicities, including Dai, Jingpo, Han and Burmese, as well as the odd Bangladeshi and Pakistani trader. Get here in the...

Cafe in Ruili

Bo Bo’s Cold Drinks Shop

This Ruili institution is busy from early to late, with Burmese waiters clad in their native, sarong-like longyi hustling as they serve up fantastic fruit juices, Burmese-style milky tea, ice cream and cakes....

Burmese in Ruili

Jue Jue Delicious Foods

Travellers dreaming of the culinary possibilities just across the border can drop by here for delicious Burmese cuisine from lyongi-clad waiters. There's no English menu, but if you're in doubt try the signature...

Yunnan in Ruili

Lántiān Xiǎochī

Fantastic, popular place for noodles at any time of day, but especially breakfast. It's also good for Burmese-style salads, Thai fried rice dishes and fruit juices. No English menu, but there are pictures on the...

Pagoda in Ruili

Golden Duck Pagoda

This pagoda is on the southwestern outskirts of Ruili on the main road. An attractive stupa set in a temple courtyard, it was established to mark the arrival of a pair of golden ducks that brought good fortune to...

Market in Ruili

Huafeng Market

An outdoor food court that thrives once darkness descends. Come here for Burmese and Chinese food, including decent barbecue. The food is all on display, so just pick and point.

Market in Ruili

Jade Market

Ruili’s jade market is the centre of town in all senses. Burmese jade sellers run some of the shops here and for a moment you may even forget you are still in China.