1、An Introduction to Yiwu

Yiwu is one of many cities located in China. Yiwu has a population of 1234000 and majority of its habitants speak Mandarin. The currency used across China and accepted in Yiwu is CNY. Be sure to either convert your current local currency into CNY to avoid over the top exchange rates when you arrive in China. Depending on where you are departing from, it would be wise to check in first with your local travel agent or financial institution that offers a travel money or foreign exchange service.

2、Getting to know Yiwu

Every city in China is magical and offers a wonderful experience, this can also be said for Yiwu.
Below is a brief description about Yiwu, to give you that little extra and open your mind to what to expect and learn about Yiwu before you visit or if you have recently arrived there.

Yiwu is a city of about 1.2 million peoplein central Zhejiang province, People’s Republic of China. The city is famous for its small commodity trade and vibrant free markets and is a regional tourist destination. Although administratively Yiwu is a county-level city under the jurisdiction of Jinhua, it is more well-known than Jinhua nationally and internationally. Yiwu is located 100 km south of the city of Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province. The nearest city to Yiwu is Dongyang. The area, as in most of the Province of Zhejiang, is in a mountainous region. Yiwu is part of the greater Municipal region of Jinhua, although it has a distinct urban core. On China’s administrative strata it is a sub-prefecture level city. It has under its jurisdiction 15 towns and 8 villages, which covers 1,102.8 square kilometres, 100 square kilometres of which are urban area of 700,000 people (2010 estimate). There has been talk of merging the Yiwu and Jinhua areas into a single municipal zone or economic entity, but this plan has yet to make its way into any formal discussion.

3、A look into the history of Yiwu

Like every city on earth, Yiwu has its own identity, people and history.
So we have hand picked out the most interesting parts of its history which make Yiwu unique and special.
Keep on reading to learn a thing or two about what makes Yiwu a great destination for tourists from all over the world.
Yiwu was founded in the Qin dynasty, around 222 BC. Yiwu’s long history flourished as early as the Neolithic Age. Yiwu first became a county in 222BC and was renamed Yiwu County in the year 624 AD. In May 1988 the former Yiwu County was upgraded to a county-level city. In 1995 Yiwu ranked the 47th among China’s 100 most powerful counties/cities regarding comprehensive economic strength and in the same year listed as Zhejiang’s sole city among the nation’s experimental counties/cities of comprehensive reform. In 2001 the Yiwu overall economy ranked 19th of all counties (cities) of China. Yiwu’s early culture has given birth to a number of notable figures in literature, art, military, education and engineering. Among these were Chen Wangdao, China’s first translator of the Communist Manifesto; Wu Han, historian and former deputy mayor of Beijing; Zhu Zhixi, the engineer who harnessed the Yellow River, Zhu Danxi, one of the four distinguished doctors of the Jin and Yuan Dynasties, and Zongze, a well- known general from the Song Dynasty who resisted aggression by the State of Jin, and Wang Lee Hom, a famous singer.

4、Famous People from Yiwu

Like so many other cities around the world, Yiwu has its share of well- known names and faces. Below is a list of a few of them for you to get acquainted with.
Famous people from Yiwu include the following below:Wu Han

5、Visiting Yiwu during tourist season

Tourists mainly choose to visit Yiwu around Monsoon season.
That being said, you can choose to visit the Yiwu whenever you feel like, as there are a few things to see and do all year round.
Also packed in this Ultimate Guide to Yiwu, is some very useful information for you as a tourist; that will keep you ahead and provide you with knowledgeable information about the best places to eat, shop, see and find the best entertainment hot spots to make your visit a one to remember. So keep on reading!

6、Banks and Institutions located in Yiwu

Finding a cash facility or money exchange service in Yiwu could prove to be a headache at times, but we have researched and listed a few that you should consider when in need of a financial solution. List of financial institutions and money exchange services:

Agricultural Bank of China 689 Chouzhou North Rd Yiwu, Jinhua, Zhejiang China.
ICBC 17 Beimen St Yiwu, Jinhua, Zhejiang China.
Industrial Bank 268 Wangdao Rd Yiwu, Jinhua, Zhejiang China. Yiwu Nongshang Bank 29 Nongmaocheng Middle St Yiwu, Jinhua, Zhejiang China.

Be sure to always keep your personal belongings close to hand to avoid any unwanted surprises.

7、Landmarks and places to see in Yiwu

There are so many places to see and visit in Yiwu, but we have rounded up a selection we think you should check out while visiting Yiwu. Places to see while visiting Yiwu include:
Yiwu Xiuhu Park
Yiwu Stadium
Yiwu Shuanglin Temple
JiMingshan Park
Jinhua Qilu Mountain
YiWu GuoJi BoLan ZhongXin
Foyun Mountain
Zhugong Rock
Luohe Mountainm Songpu Mountain of Yiwu.

8、Shopping Malls and Centres in Yiwu

Thinking about shopping or where the shopping malls and centres are located in Yiwu? Be rest assured, as we have taken time out to size up a few that we hope will meet your needs while you are in Yiwu. Places to shop at while you are in Yiwu include:
Caiyuan Shopping Mall Yinhai Rd Yiwu, Jinhua, Zhejiang China.
Haoyijia Shopping Shenzhou Rd Yiwu, Jinhua, Zhejiang China.
Shopping Mall Logistics Futian Rd Yiwu, Jinhua, Zhejiang China.
Tiantian Shopping Huangyangmei Rd Yiwu, Jinhua, Zhejiang China. Trust-Mart Shopping Shiyu Rd Yiwu, Jinhua, Zhejiang China.

9、Finding the ideal restaurants and eateries in Yiwu

Yiwu has a few restaurants and eateries where you can sink your teeth into many tasty local cuisines.
Listed below are few restaurants and eateries in Yiwu, that have been noted to provide wonderful dishes and exclusive service to tourists or visitors visiting Yiwu. List of restaurants and eateries to consider while you are in Yiwu include:

KFC Beiyuan Rd Yiwu, Jinhua, Zhejiang China.
Yonghe Home 100 Changchun 6th St Yiwu, Jinhua, Zhejiang China.
Yiwu Hotel 103 Binwang Rd Yiwu, Jinhua, Zhejiang China.
Sultan Restaurant Yiwu No 475 477 Chou Zhou Bei Lu Yiwu Zheijang Province China Jinhua, Zhejiang China, 332000.
Quintessence Kaixin Hotel 217 Binwang Rd Yiwu, Jinhua, Zhejiang China, 322000.
McDonald’s 128 Chengzhong Middle Rd Yiwu, Jinhua, Zhejiang China.
Le Xuanxichu 39 Danxi North Rd Yiwu, Jinhua, Zhejiang China.
KFC 458 Chouzhou North Rd Yiwu, Jinhua, Zhejiang China.
Muslim Restaurant 147 Chouzhou North Rd Yiwu, Jinhua, Zhejiang China. Mughal Durbar
No.302 Chengbei Road,(Byland Star Hotel Downstairs), Yiwu 322000, China
Fine indian Cuisine restaurant. we serve good quality & tasty food
Indian Delhi Durbar
No.123,Block5,Binwang Commercial Zone | Shang Mao Qu 5th Street No.123 (Land Mark:FeiYueShikongKTV), Yiwu, China
The best indian restaurant in Yiwu
Indian Sultan
475, 477 Chou Zhou Beilu, Yiwu, China
Service and atmosphere is good, verity of turkish food dishes are good Turkish Hot Pot Master
No.502 Huagong Road, Yiwu, China
Bakery Cafe, Microbrewery, Restaurant, Bar and Private Diniing
NA 5 Elements

148 Gong Ren West rd, Yiwu 322000, China
Our restaurant is the place with cozy atmosphere, European cuisine and welcoming service.We always pleased to make true your special requests with taste that will bring you again to Divino Bar & Restaurant. European

10、Bars and Clubs located in and around Yiwu

We all love to chill out and have a great time, so what not more than to check out some of the bars / clubs located in and around Yiwu. You might just discover that hidden gem to tell your friends or family about while you were visiting or staying in Yiwu. Check out the following spots below which are located in and around Yiwu: 1 .Bense Bar Ying’enmen 7th St Yiwu, Jinhua, Zhejiang China.
Nade Music Pub Danxi North Rd Yiwu, Jinhua, Zhejiang China.
Lihua Pub Chouzhou Middle Rd Yiwu, Jinhua, Zhejiang China.
Star Light Cashbox Karaoke Gongren West Rd Yiwu, Jinhua, Zhejiang China.
Zhenwei Beerbar China Zhejiang, Jinhua, Yiwu, Beicun Rd.

11、Coming to the end

We hope this guide proved highly useful and you have or will enjoy your visit to Yiwu.
Travelling anywhere in the world can be dangerous, so it is advised you plan and take absolute care when getting into out of the ordinary.
Always keep your personal items in a safe place to avoid any upsets and be aware of anything that may sound too good to be true.

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