Yiwu Travel Guide

Yiwu Travel Guide

Yiwu Facts:

Chinese Name: 义乌 (yì wū)
Population: 818362
Area: 1,105 square kilometers (about 426 square miles)
Location: in the central area of Zhejiang, east China
Area Code: 0579
Zip Code: 322000
GDP (2019): CNY 142.114 billion (USD 20.60 billion)

The World's Capital of Small Commodities

Yiwu, subordinate to the Jinhua City of Zhejiang Province, is located in the central part of Zhejiang Province. It is 55 kilometers (34 miles) from urban Jinhua and 158 kilometers (98 miles) from Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province. Known as the world's capital of small commodities, Yiwu is the world's largest wholesale market of small commodities which has 236 categories and more than 1.8 million kinds of commodities. They are exported to more than 210 countries and regions. So most of the people from abroad you see in Yiwu are businessmen rather than tourists. And the place where they will visit is Yiwu Commodity City which consists of the Yiwu International Trade City, the Huangyuan Clothing Market and the Binwang Market. All kinds of goods such as clothes, toys, accessories, furniture and electronic products can be found there. To cater to the city's prosperous economy and accelerating its urbanization, the city has developed a number of public facilities, including star-rated hotels, convenient transportation and amusement places. 

Beautiful Xiuhu Lake and cliffy Songpu Hill attracted a series of historic poets and scholars who were compelled to express their appreciation of the city's beauty. Yiwu is also the hometown of a number of historic people from ancient times. For example, Luo Binwang - one of the great patriotic poets in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), Zong Ze - the patriotic general of Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), Zhu Danxi - one of the four famous doctors of the Jin and Yuan dynasties as well as Chen Wangdao, Feng Xuefeng and Wu Han, all of whom have made their contributions to the modern China. During your visit to this city, you will have chances to visit their hometowns which lie around.


You can access the city from Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport by frequent shuttle buses, or Yiwu Airport in the city also operates some hot air routes from/to Beijing, Guangzhou, Xi'an and Chengdu. Yiwu welcomes visitors from all over the world. If you would like to explore the city on your own, convenient buses will take you to any corner of the city.
See also Yiwu Railway StationYiwu Train Schedule



Yiwu Travel Tips

 History: In the year 222 BC, the Emperor Ying Zheng of the Qin Dynasty (221BC-206 BC) set up a county here. Compared with the other big cites of China, the city is small, but it has the largest commodity market in China. This, along with its mild climate has made it a tourism highlight in recent years.

 Special Local Products: Handicrafts: Yiwu is renowned as a shopping paradise for small commodities. The flourishing markets which take up a large area of the city should not be missed. It provides a different kind of tour experience, for it is a composite of shopping and sightseeing. The International Trade City here which makes up the China's Commodities Trade City with Huangyuan Market and Binwang Market presents you with the city's unique vigor. This is an excellent place to purchase souvenirs for you and your relatives and friends.
Foods: On the way, it is easy for you to find some delicious local foods. You can have a good dinner either at the reasonable and friendly roadside booths or at one of the quality restaurants. In addition, foods from other regions of China and western food are available here.

- Last updated on Jul. 22, 2024 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on Yiwu Travel
Asked by Shahid from PAKISTAN | Jun. 18, 2024 00:30Reply
Is there any restaurant where I can have Halal food food for Muslims in Zhuji
Answers (1)
Answered by Keith | Jun. 18, 2024 19:01

You can try 东方宫中国兰州牛肉拉面 no. 57, Yuyijng Road.
Asked by Steve from INDONESIA | Jun. 03, 2024 02:55Reply
is there any English Worship/Sermont Church in Yiwu China?
Answers (1)
Answered by Marcy | Jun. 04, 2024 20:22

There is the 义乌基督教新恩堂 a Catholic Church on Zongze East Road but I'm not sure if they have English worship.
Asked by Zain from USA | Apr. 16, 2024 04:26Reply
From guangzhou airport to jinying hotel
Hellow i will be landing at guangzhou airport in the evenings about 9pm,may i know which is the easiest way to reach jinying hotel near xaobei metro station please,if i can take bus as well or metro
Answers (1)
Answered by Rita | Apr. 16, 2024 23:14

By metro is pretty convenient. You can take line 3 north extension to Jiahe Wanggang, transfer to line 2 to Guangzhou Railway Station, then change to line 2 to Xiaobei. Take Exit B and walk southward to the hotel.
Asked by Jade from UK | Mar. 20, 2024 14:04Reply
Yiwu to Hengdian World Studio

I plan to visit Hengdian world studios from May 5th-May 8th 2024. I'm thinking of taking a train from Hangzhou East train station to Yiwu train station and then taxi or bus/coach Hengdian world studios.

Is there a bus/coach service or do I need to take a taxi? How much would it cost?

Also from Hengdian world studio to Hangzhou (Xiaoshan) airport, is there a direct bus/coach service in the evening?
Answers (1)
Answered by Randy | Mar. 20, 2024 23:17

Yes, there is only one bus from Yiwu Railway Station to Hengdian World Studio Transportation Center departing at 17:30, taking RMB 35.

Direct buses run from Hengdian to the airport from 06:00 - 17:05 with an interval of roughly one hour. The duration is 3 hours and it costs RMB 75-100.
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