Chinese Name: 义乌 (yì wū)
Location: Surrounded by mountains on three sides, Yiwu City is located in the central Zhejiang Province.
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.
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
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,
Xian 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.
Yiwu Travel Tips
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.
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.
Questions & Answers on Yiwu Travel
Asked by Chi Linh Nguyen
from VIỆT NAM | May. 25, 2018 02:05Reply
Can I take a taxi directly from Hengdian to Yiwu Railway Station?
And Can I catch a taxi directly on the road? Because I heard that there are not many taxis in Hengdian :(
Answered by Anna
from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 28, 2018 20:39
Yes, of course. The fare is about CNY120-150.
Asked by EVANATES
| May. 10, 2018 03:19Reply
could you kindly advice where I can find wedding boutique in Yiwu?
Answered by Wally
from IRELAND | May. 14, 2018 01:51
necessities wholesale market in this city with about two hundred
wedding boutiques is located in International Shopping Mall, between
Chzhou Road North and Futian Road West, Yiwu City, Jinhua City, Zhejiang
Province. Do remember to shop around more and wait for the best deal.
Asked by I_ZAREI
| May. 05, 2018 03:11Reply
how can i to learn chinese language in yiwu?
had 5 travel to china? i wont to learn chines language and live in this
city for 1 year. please if is possible help mi to find a source. thank
Answered by Sophie
from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 07, 2018 20:34
worry. There are several language schools in the city. I heard that
Shangyuan Training School is a good choice. It is located at 4F, Balidao
Mansion, No.138, Middle Chengzhong Road. You can go and see. Or you can
also ask help for the Community of this website. Maybe you will find a
nice Chinese language teacher in Yiwu. Good luck!
Asked by halimi
from MALAYSIA | Apr. 03, 2018 23:24Reply
where i can get mosque in yiwu?
Answered by Reina
from SINGAPORE | Apr. 07, 2018 19:36
I happen to know a YW Mosque in 100 West Jiangbin Rd, Choujiang Street, you can have a look!
Asked by Nasir
from OMAN | Mar. 27, 2018 00:09Reply
Transport from Guangzhou to yiwu?
Answered by Tyler
from GERMANY | Mar. 27, 2018 02:37
The high-speed train is highly recommended! You can take it from Guangzhou South at 11:22, 13:24, 15:39 or 15:57.