Yiwu Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 义乌 (yì wū)
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 Station, Yiwu 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.
No. 157 Jingfa Avenue Jiangdong Street
Zhejiang Province 322000
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