Yiwu Travel Tips

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When to Go
Influenced by the subtropical monsoon climate, Yiwu has four distinctive seasons in a year with plenty of sunshine and rainfall. The mild climate brings comfortable weather temperatures for the city that is about 17.1C (about 63F) on average. Except the hot July and a little coldness in January, you can visit here at any time, especially in the pleasant autumn of September and October. Besides the balmy climate, lots of visitors swarm into the city every October to visit the China Yiwu International Commodities Fair which has been successfully held in there 11 times to date.

Fast Facts
 Area: 1,105 square kilometers (about 427 square miles)
 Population: 680,000
 Area Code: 322000
 Zip Code: 0579
 City Flower: China rose
 City Tree: Camphor Tree

 Emergency Numbers:
Fire: 119
Police: 110
Ambulance: 120
Traffic: 122

 Useful Numbers:
Consumer Complaints: 12315
Telephone Number Inquiry: 114
Weather Forecast: 96121

 Banks:
Bank of China has some 12 branches in Yiwu City, offering foreign currency exchanges for you.
Huangyuan branch: No.126, Chouzhou Middle Road
Dongjiang branch: No.14-16, Hengshan Street
Shangdu branch: the 1st floor of the Commodity World
Changcheng branch: No.136, Chouzhou West Road
Huxi branch: No.13, Xiuhu West Road

 Post Office:
Address: No.296, Nanmen Street

 Internet Bar:
The net bars of Yiwu City are mainly distributed in Beicun Road, Hongdi Road and Jiangbin Road. According to the different quality of facilities and connection speeds, the price will vary, ranging from 1.5 Yuan to 3.5 Yuan per hour.
Rexue Net Bar
Address: No.247, Chengzhong West Road

 Hospital:
The Central Hospital
Address: No.699, Jiangdong Road; No.519, Nanmen Road
No.2 People’s Hospital
Address: No.1, Jiangbei Road, Fotang Town
No.3 People’s Hospital
Address: No.85, Chengbei Road

 Shopping

Although popular for its attractions and dining, Yiwu City is more famous as a market town, especially for its commodities. By virtue of its convenient transportation facilities, it has become a large distribution center, leading the fashionable trend of the Chinese commodity economy. In recent years, a great number of visitors have come to this city just to visit its commodity markets. Just imagine what a city is like when an area of about 700,000 square meters (some 173 acres) is covered by some 35,000 stalls! However, unlike Hong Kong, that world famous shoppers’ paradise, with its skyscrapers and equally famous brands at exorbitant prices, Yiwu has a great many markets selling small commodities at very cheap prices. In general, there are 10 specialized markets and more than 30 trading streets there.

Among the innumerable markets, the largest is the China’s Commodity City which consists of the International Trade City, Huangyuan Market and Binwang Market, covering in total an area of more than 2,600,000 square meters (about 642 acres). Art wares, ornaments, hardware, commodities, cosmetics, socks, toys and loads of other products are sold here in bulk. These products are exported to more than 212 countries and regions, including the Southeast Asia, Middle East, Europe and USA. Here, you will find customers from all over the world speaking in many different languages. It is important to know that many of these stalls only trade wholesale but there are retail outlets in the two shopping and tourist centers on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the second phase of International Trade City that are open to customers. Of course, don’t forget to bargain over the price with the retailers even though most of the prices are reasonable.

 International Trade City
The First Phase: Put into use in the year of 2002, consists of five districts, selling art wares, hair ornamentations, toys and flowers. It is built with a series of developed electrical facilities, making you trip here comfortable and convenient.
The Second Phase: This five-storied building is one of the landmarks in this city. A wider scope of products is sold here. Since a special district opened to tourists, it is favored by many of people.
Bus: 11, 20, 121, 122, 123, Y101, Y102

 Huangyuan Market
It is a feature market mainly dealing in commodities, shoes, thread, candles and cotton.
Address: No.51, Huangyuan Road
Bus: 1, 6, 7, 9, 121, 123, 201

 Binwang Market
The whole market is made up of five parts, selling clothes, bedding, textiles, subsidiary foodstuff and grocery.
Address: No.158, Binwang Road
Bus: 1, 2, 6, 9 12, 16, 121, 123, 201, 206

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