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.
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.