Get in
Dehong Mangshi Airport (LUM), with connections to Kunming, is the closest airport. From there, there are taxis running constantly to Ruili for between 50 and 70 yuan per person. The taxi leaves when the car is full. The trip takes about 2 hours, and the driver will drop you anywhere in Ruili you want (have an address/cross streets handy).
 Get around
Taxis are 10 quay anywhere in the city North of the main provincial roads, and then jump quickly to 15-20 just outside that area. The meters aren't followed here.
If you want to go to Jiegao, look for the red taxis. They only travel between Jiegao and Ruili, and it's 5 yuan per person. They only go to the other city(a 5 minute ride) when full, and they need to know what cross streets/major areas you'd like to go to.
There is a bus between the two places but it only runs 4 times a day and isn't convenient at all.
Booking cabs for longer rides is possible to get outside the city, but prices need to be negotiated.
[add listing] See
[add listing] Do
[add listing] Buy
This town is located at the Chinese-Burmese border. There is much trade in imported goods, notably jade and fabrics. Wooden furniture (sourced from Burmese logs) are also widely available. Cheap souvenirs can also be bought from travelling Burmese merchants in the city, or by the sizeable number of other foreigners present in the city such as Pakistanis and Indians.
[add listing] Eat
[add listing] Drink
[add listing] Sleep
There is a large number of hotels in Ruili. A quick check on Ctrip will yield several 100-250 yuan options, but plan in advance for festivals such as the Water Festival in March.
 Get out