The town, with an area of 34 sq mi and population of 80,000, lies on the Wanding River and is on the route of the World War II Burma Road. It is about 850 km from Kunming and the nearest airport is Mangshi in Luxi City.
Located in China's southwestern frontier province of Yunnan, near by the River Wanding. Its name in the Dai language means "the sun shining overhead ", she covers an area of 34 square miles.Nestling within an stone's - throw of Burma, This mountain trade mecca of 84,000 people is China's youngest city.
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. 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 Burma. But it was not until 53 years later that she was formally established as a municipality and opened to westerners.
Wanding is 866 km from Kunming, you can go there by bus or, you can fly to Mangshi first, then, transfer to bus to Wanding.
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