There is the Customs and Frontier Defence Checkpoint of the People’s Republic of China on the one side of the bridge. Every morning at 8, there will held the ceremony for raising the national flag and ceremony for opening the Customs.
The Dai word of Wangding means the Place Where the Sun Shines Directly'. With a population of 10,000, it was the smallest town at the county level in China. It borders on Burma in the south, separated only by a river from jiugu, an important town in the north of Burma and has a boundary line of over 28 kilometers. In February 1999, Wanding, a former county-level city, became a part of Ruili City. Wanbing was a key point on the Southwest Silk Route. In 1938,theYunnan -Burma Road was open to traffic, and Wanding was the terminal stop in China.
During the Anti-Japanese War, the Japanese army blocked all other ports in China. Wanding became the only international passageway on land, through which many military supplies were carried to the interior of the country, making great contribution to t he war Wanding Bridge stands over the Wanding River in the south of Wanding Town and is a bridge over the boundary river between China and Burma. A customs house and a frontier inspection station are set up on the bridge.
Since Liberation Wanding Bridge has been a bridge symbolizing the friendship between the friendship between the people of the two countries. On December 5, 1985 the sister of the king of Tailand came to Wanding Bridge while paying a visit to the port of Wanding.
How to get there:
Wandin is 840 kilometers away from Kunming. You can take buses at Bus Stations in Kunming; you can also go by air to Mangshi first and then take buses there.
Wandin, with a population of more than 10,000, is the smallest frontier city in China. It is also one of the three frontier cities open to the outside world in Yunnan. The formalities for a tour are very simple here if you want to go to Burmese frontier cities like Nankan, Jiugu, Mujie and Laxu. You just have to hand in two photos and relative charges to the Chinese travel agency which will then take you out of the country to a tourist guide from some Burmese travel agency. And on your return, the Chinese travel agency will take you back.