Yiwu Travel Guide

Yiwu Travel Guide

Yiwu Facts:

Yiwu mapChinese Name: 义乌 (yì wū)

Location: Surrounded by mountains on three sides, Yiwu City is located in the central Zhejiang Province.
Population: 1,978,000
Area: 1,105 square kilometers (about 426 square miles)
Administrative Division: At present, there is a county-level government of Zhejiang Province, governing 8 towns and 5 subdistricts.
Nationalities: Han
City Flower: China Rose 
City Tree: Camphor Trees

Catering 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 modified on Apr. 29, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Yiwu Travel
Asked by Mary Untiet from UNITED STATES | May. 13, 2019 16:55Reply
Need the zip code for 5th District, International Trade City, Yiwu, Zhejiang, China
Answers (1)
Answered by Ben from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 13, 2019 23:22

Asked by krish from INDIA | Apr. 28, 2019 22:35Reply
is Lesshan giant Buddha opened fully and can we see it at the close range.
Answers (1)
Answered by Emma from USA | Apr. 29, 2019 19:40

Yes, you can.
Asked by Elizabeth Harvey-Foulds from CANADA | Mar. 03, 2019 02:17Reply
We live in Jinhua and are trying to book a bus from Jinhua to Hengdian World Studios.
I can find no directions in English to do so. Could you tell me how to book a bus ticket from the Jinhua bus station. thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Ella from FINLAND | Mar. 03, 2019 22:47

As I know, you can take the direct coach from Jinhua South Coach Station to Hengdian. The bus schedules are from 06:20 to 17:40 every 10-15mins. The online booking page only has Chinese version. You need to purchase the ticket when you arriving there. Generally speaking, there will have enough bus tickets. Don' worry.
Asked by AnhAnh from VIETNAM | Jan. 10, 2019 06:42Reply
How to go from Yiwu airport to Hengdian world studios? I will arrive at airport at midnight (12pm).
I plan to wait at the airport till morning and go to Hengdian world studios.
- To Hengdian, I need to start from Jiangdong bus station, right? How should I go from airport to Jiangdong bus sta?
- Is there any direct way from Hengdian studios to Wuzhen water town? Or I need to go back to Hangzhou? Thank you for advising the fast and convenient way, considering that I will travel alone and can not speak Chinese.
Answers (1)
Answered by Kinsley from FRANCE | Jan. 14, 2019 21:56

1. There is no bus from Jiangdong Coach Station to Hengdian now. You can take it from Zhanqian Coach Station (closed to the railway station).
From Yiwu Airport, take a taxi directly. The cab fare is around CNY15 per person.

2. You need to go back to Hangzhou first. Then transfer to the coach to the water town.
Asked by Hany from BALI | Dec. 18, 2018 07:21Reply
If i buy goods at Yiwu, better in cash or credit card ?
This will be my first trip to china.
I am planninh to visit many place inc yiwu market.

Some question i need to know...
1. Better i bring cash or credit card or what.,?
(For.. bus, shopping, taxi, hotel, etc)
2. Do every hotel in Yiwu have stuttle bus to Yiwu market ? Or its capable by walking?
3. Any regulation in China airport officer about the goods that i bring ?

Answers (1)
Answered by Norah from ITALY | Dec. 19, 2018 23:24

1. You are advised to prepare enough cash.
2. No, not every hotel has the shuttle bus to the market. If you stay at a hotel nearby, you can walk to the market directly.
3. There are many rules about the things you bring into China. You can say what things you want to bring. Then I can check that.
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