Simao port, along the Lancang River in southwest China's Yunnan Province, has developed into an international port, handling 70,000 tons of cargo and 40,000 passengers annually.
The Lancang-Mekong River is considered a promising route for linking west China with the five southeast Asian countries.
China started to build the Simao port in 1990. Now, Simao has opened waterways with Laos, Thailand and Cambodia.
Yunnan's import and export volume with Southeast Asian countries accounted for 30 percent of the province's total last year. More than 150,000 tons of goods were transported from Yunnan to Southeast Asia.
Lancang River flows through the western Simao City, 90 km away from the urban areas in Simao, the Regional Tour, 32 kilometers long from north to south and 1.5 km wide things, the area of 48 square kilometers. Lancang River is the Lancang County, the city of Simao Menghaixian with Jiang sector since December dismantling ferry immigrants, the four-chai, Nuozhadu small Ganlanba inflow Jinghong City.
Valley fever in this area is a zone. Landscape mainly in the area of the river valley-hung, insurance, Ki, Sau known. During the dense forest, a primitive jungle mystery. Jiang surface calm as a mirror, but there is no lack of Canyon reefs, shoals rapids, 130 more rubber, 10,000 ares bamboo, weekends Liu Bo, history engraved, is a unique tourist attractions.
Simao port is the first port on the Lancang River, the Lancang River in the middle of a Mekong River, 88 km away from the urban areas in Simao, known as the Lancang River, the pearl. Port area of six square kilometers, including small Ganlanba, Hutiaomen stone, La withdraw crossing, in the South Pa four terminals, is a concentration of commerce, shipbuilding, shipping, processing, and tourism as one of the multi-function integrated, has begun the size of a modern port and function. Under the Yangtze River and arrived in the capital of Jinghong Banna, from the old Burma and Thailand at the junction of the "Golden Triangle" only 420 km. Outbound tourists from here, the two sides can not only enjoy our stunning natural scenery, but also enjoy the colorful and exotic folk culture.