Hekou lies at the junction site of
Nanxi River and Honghe River and is only 76m above sea
level. Being separated from Vietnam by a river, it has
been a vital passage on Southwest Silk Road through
ages. On the Yunnan-Vietnam Railways'running in 1910,
it became a crucial access from China to go to the world.
Looking around from the top of the town, one can see
the railway-bridge and the highway-bridge link China
and Vietnam closely.
On the newly built bridge on China-Vietnam
Highway are crowded dealers living on the border and
tourists coming and leaving. The busy and lively spectacle
is really surprising.