Yiwu is located in central Zhejiang Province, 108 kilometers away from the provincial capital Hangzhou. The city enjoys a convenient and exclusive geographic position: linking Guangdong Province and Fujian Province in the south, connecting the hinterland of the Yangtze River in the west, bordering Shanghai, China's largest city and facing the Pacific golden channel in the east. With an area of 1105 square kilometers the city has a population of about 2,000,000 people.
China Yiwu International Commodity City mainly consists of three large-scale wholesale markets, namely the International Trade City, Huangyuan Market and Binwang Market, in which more than 40 million species of small commodities are available for consumers at home and abroad. It has been hailed as the world’s largest professional market by the United Nations, the World Bank and other international organizations. At the same time, Yiwu is known as the "land of civility" because people of talent have come forth in large numbers in its local history. Besides, many beauty spots and places of historical interest spread in the city. Among them, the most famous are Shuanglin Iron Tower built in Post Zhou Dynasty (952), Guyue Bridge constructed in the Song Dynasty (1213), and the Huangshan Octahedron Hall completed during the period of Jia Qing Emperor (Jia Qing is the fifth emperor of Qing Dynasty.), as well as the Ming and Qing Tombs.
Food and Restaurants
The most delicious local food are Yiwu top ten dishes, including Yiwu Fotang plain sliced lamb, Shangxi beef offal, Shenxian chicken (Wine steamed chicken), Dongtang do meat, steamed vegetarian stuffed bun, Donghe meat pie, Yiwu handmade noodle, buckwheat cake, Yiwu festive snacks (including Wudian steamed bread, rice dumplings, 红馃) and Yiwu brown sugar.
In addition, other local dining like stretched noodle, Fotang biscuits, Suxi sesame cake, Zhalin bean paste cake, Huihui cake are very familiar snacks to local residents.
I search the internet and find many some shops in Yiwu seling electric guitars, but I am not sure if they have factory there. When you in Yiwu, you may try some shops there instead of buying in the internet.
If you have any tour inquiry please feel free to let me know.
Tour Advisor William Replied on 2011-10-29
Pinghu(平湖) (literally 'flat lake') municipality is situated in northeast Zhejiang Province, next to the East China Sea and Hangzhou Bay's north shore, close to China's largest city Shanghai.
Prior to the Ming, Pinghu was part of Haiyan county. In 1991 county status was withdrawn and Pinghu became a municipality, now part of Jiaxing .(http://www.chinahighlights.com/jiaxing/)
Nero Hou Replied on 2011-07-22
Dear Afaq Aslam,
It's about 1500 km between Xian and Yiwu. There is no direct train and flight to Yiwu. You can take a train(about US$83 for soft sleeper per person, 18-22 hours) or a flight to Hangzhou( about US$199 including tax fee and service fee), and then take a train to Yiwu( about US$8 for soft seat per person, 1 hour).
If you need to book the train tickets and fight ticket. You can submit your inquiry through our website.
Train:http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/ Lussie Lu Replied on 2011-05-03
I am in ladies handbags and ladies accessories, costumes jewelery business. Which wholesale centres should I visit? And what are the hotels near these wholesale market?
The garment accessories are available in the Area E of Yiwu Binwang Market. The address is No.158, Binwang Road, Yiwu City (义乌市宾王路158号).
Yindu Hotel is quite near the market, and the address is No.168, Binwang Road, Yiwu City. You can check the information for hotel by visiting this web site:
Everything goes well!
Lynn Ye Replied on 2011-02-23