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Introduction
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Located in the middle Zhejiang Province, Yiwu City covers an area of 1,105 square kilometers with a population of 1.02 million. Yiwu is the biggest wholesale market in China: has an indoor wholesale market covering 500,000m2.There are 60,000 salesmen, 150,000 buyers-day, 3,000 general agencies and dealers, 5,000 tons goods transported-day. Social development also made rapid progress and it has been nominated as one of the leading cities in education.

Surrounded by mountains on three sides, Yiwu City is located in the central Zhejiang Province, covering an area of 1,105 square kilometers (about 426 square miles). In the year 222 BC, the Emperor Ying Zheng of the Qin Dynasty (221BC-206 BC) set up a county here. At present, there is a county-level government of Zhejiang Province, governing 8 towns and 5 subdistricts. Compared with the other big cites of China, Yiwu is small, but it has the largest commodity market in China. This, along with Yiwu's mild climate has made it a tourism highlight in recent years.

Beautiful 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 trip to this city, you will have chances to visit their hometowns which lie around Yiwu City.

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History

Wushang county start to put in Qin Dynasty Yinzheng 25 years (222 B.C.), In the fable has a loyal son's to name YanWu take the earth to bury his father, group Crow to hold soil in the mouth to help him, Crow mouth all wounded, WuDe Tang Dynasty mark Wushang county to put Chouzhou, gain the name with thick rock , 6 years (623 ) of WuDe Tang Dynasty, Chouzhou divided into two county of Wuxiao and Huachuan, 7years(624) of WuDe Tang Dynasty, put Wuxiao and Huachuan together, then start to call Yiwu county, uses till today, it means crow wounded , crow filial piety. Dismissed from the county and set up the city (at county level) with the approval of the State Council in May of 1988.

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Climate

 

Yiwu belongs to the subtropical monsoon climate, gentle and moist, making a clear distinction between the four seasons, the average temperature of the whole year is about 17 ?, the temperature on average is the highest with July, it is 29. 3 ?, it is the lowest in January, is 4. 2. Annual average frost-free period is about 243 days. The annual average precipitation is between 1100-1600 mm. So four seasons are comfortable.

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Food
hand-pulled noodles Meat pie of East River Ham

The hand-pulled noodles
Yiwu on the new road of hand-pulled noodles is famous. A narrow road, some low shops, several small square tables, simple and crude wheaten food little shop, no fall appetite, always so many people patronize from morning till night so. Yiwu hand-pulled noodles select local toughness white flour or the Northeast flour fine for use, handled workers rubbed and formatted the dough, the ones that rubbed with the hands into a finger thickly, then pulls and finish. So have the characteristics that thickness, smooth and soft, rich and elastic. Add various kinds of condiments to mix complement, become heavy to rank the hand-pulled noodles, or become hand-pulled noodles of mustard greens, or become beef hand-pulled noodles, or become hand-pulled noodles of green vegetables ..Taking three, five Yuan or five, six Yuan, you can eat the hand-pulled noodles of Yiwu of a great bowl with delicious taste.

Meat pie of East River
Perhaps the person been to Yiwu all had such feeling, as you come into that simple commodity section, face the desk and sit, two eyes look at that dough in master worker's hands staring at directly, it is draw to tear with rotation with his both hands, one thin pancake of the rice paper involved. And then the master worker puts it into a pan. With spurt being oily to fry, one minute slightly, smoke fragrant to distribute, color can reach in front of you to wave like meat pie of amber. Cake this call "East River meat pie", named "insert meat double-deck wheat cake" in fact. This cake birthplace is in the East River village of Yiwu East River town. The good name is raised far because is made fastidious, the flavor and color beauty.

Ham
Become much-told tale all over the world of Yiwu ham; because nutritious and fragrant smell strong to profuse in praise Emperor as early as more than 800 years ago, Today, the tribute of those years is still attract, thick fragrant smell overflows even more.

Bean curd
Color of the leather such as jade, thin like wing, slip like skin of Soya-bean milk of Yiwu, it was the tribute of the imperial court originally. Find a good sale in all parts of the country especially today, become a delicious delicacy on dining table.

Huafeng snack
Huafeng snack old world locate in Canghou way Huafeng hotel the first floor, open with an area of 1200 square meters. Wide in variety, flavor uniqueness, environment is suitable. It well received by citizen with thinking of management on "5 Yuan have enough, ten Yuan is taken well ". Have the praise of "citizen's dining room ". Snack old world consist of snack, fast food, hot pot, seafood 5 business districts of sidewalk snack, north and south of flavor among them introduced in all parts of the country famous flavor pastry, snack more than 300 kinds; " fountain hot pot of the flying dragon " gather many kinds of methods of burning , boiling , rinsing , baking , frying , bombing etc. of Chinese , Japanese and S.Korean, more than 200 kinds help oneself characteristic pickles , add water automatically , facilitate and hygiene, rated as an unsurpassed one in numerous hot pot ; Seafood that put out newly sidewalk snack is the only popular seafood of whole city, popular with price its being low ,wide in variety ,purchasing fresh and in time.

South candied date
"Take three dates everyday, difficult old all one's life ", this proverb spreads with long time in Yiwu. Because the south candied date have some function of raises spleen, flat stomach Qi, moistens the heart and lungs, stops coughing, enriching the efficiency of the five internal organs, have already been written into " Chinese famous product " book, has made a name home and abroad.

Brown sugar
The reputation of the "town of brown sugar "of Yiwu is spread far and wide for a long time. brown sugar enjoy high reputation at home for quality soft, like fine sand , pure and have dreg to break up, fragrant delicious " Yiwu blue and green ", it is top grade in the brown sugar.

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Shopping
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The Chinese small Commodity city is located in Yiwu in the middle part of Zhejiang province, established in 1982; it was one of the professional markets which our country established first. For over 20 years, go through four times move and enlargement eight times, there are more than 800,000 square meters of area of business now, trade place more than 34000, employees more than 80,000, the volume of the flow of passengers everyday is more than 200,000 persons, the total turnover of the market was up to 24,827 million Yuan in 2003, among them the foreign export took 50 tops, has occupied the first place of wholesale market of the national industrial products for 13 years in succession, authorize State Bureau of Quality Testing the honorary title of the market of " in weight quality , watch over prestige ", it is the international small Commodity exhibition centre with circulation, research and development, It is the largest small Commodity export base of our country.

Chinese small Commodity city constitute by three market which international market of Yiwu in china, guest Wang market and Bingwang market, the market has 34 trades, 1502 big classes, 320,000 kinds of goods, nearly include handicrafts, ornaments, hardware, articles of daily use, all such manufactured goods as rain gear, electronic apparatus, toy, cosmetics, recreation and sports, socks industry, non-staple food, clock, thread bringing, cotton of the needle, fabrics, tie, clothing, etc. Among them, the ornaments, socks, toy, volume of production and marketing account for more than 1/3 of national market. Good and inexpensive, the characteristic fill with everything is distinct, have extremely strong competitiveness in the world.

There are a lot of goods kinds sold in batches in Yiwu, amounts to 28 big classes, mainly include the clothing (including tie and socks etc), ornaments, toy, hardware, zipper, fittings of the clothing, indoor articles, electrical home appliances, shoes, handicraft and cosmetics ,etc. Trade companies managed are the private wholesale enterprise from the whole country and manufacturing enterprise, take small and medium enterprise as the core among them. In product specification respect, in general, more low-grade products still take the main. Except products produced in regions of Yiwu and Zhejiang province, have many as Guangdong stock up and distribute from the coastal area too.

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Attractions
Brass hill rock Drip rock Zhugong rock Xiaohuang rock
Yunhuang Mountain LuoBinWang Park Danxi Cemetery Park Qi's troops memorial museum

Brass hill rock

It is at the ground of north Yiting town which from 15 kilometer of urban area, It is like a squat male lion in ground. Face upward head uphold towards north. The cliff is brass hill and rock like this lion. Lion's head faces upward in the high place have a open lion's mouth. In the period of Southern Song Dynasty, The people have constructed front, center, the latter three temples on the use of cliff mouth and the front platform. It's a pity, with time passes, the thing changes and the scene to move, several views were destroyed on lion rock originally, the brass hill and rock were close to sleeping lion. In the eighties, people built up a common hall of Daxiong palace, Hugong palace again in the brass hill and rock and precipice mouth, and has built up Liujiao pavilions, Tianwang palace in the back of rock. The traditional Double Ninth Festival is the most lively season of brass hill and rock. The visitor and pilgrim who have an area of one hundred come in a continuous stream, the flow of the people can be up to 20,000-30,000 people a long time most.

Drip rock

It is located in SuXi town, also call the cave heaven of fish scale bamboo. According to legend that ZhuYuanzhang leads the officers and men when rest in SuXi and drinks water. Think SuXi water very much sweet and delicious, just look at the shadow of the bamboo flickers in the stream, green beautiful bamboo is graceful on the mountain, and then call it the fine-sounding name of the cave of heaven and bamboo. In addition, the water down to drip from huge rock all the year round, drip the cave of heaven also calls. Entering the scenic spot, it is Hugong palace which ascends the stairs along the huge rock. In the palace not only has HuZe image also Song Dynasty anti- gold great soldier ZongZe's image. Go out of Hugong palace, Circles on the stone step, which is Maitreya temple. Leaves the Maitreya religion temple along the south side great crag climb up approximately 20 meters, There are a seven -floors pagoda newly constructed extremely absorbs visitors . The tourist may circle along the tower in stone step but on, not merely can appreciate stone lion , stone dragon and thousand statues of Buddha of the inboard wall of tower, and step on one each time, can corridor outside tower wind one circle , see view of some mountains. Until mount top of the tower, SuXi new look have a panoramic view.

Zhugong rock

It is lie in foot of a mountain of military rock of Huaxi village in town of Niansanli. Called the rock, it is a hole in fact. According to legend ancient one Buddhist monk carve "Zhuyang hole" 3 words take in book this occasionally but name. Zhugong rock is commonly named. 3 sides of Zhuyang hole surrounded by mountains, sit in the east towards the west.

There are many stone engravings of "mountain of cloud and room of stone" "Shu stone Zhenliu" by Ming Dynasty Wanli county magistrate of Zhoushiying and the master of Zhuyang hole Yuguoqi, and "fly to the cloud " " deep meditation rock " by Hezhou Yuenshou of Qianlong Year of Qing Dynasty in portal peak dike. There are inside hole, outsider hole, Side hole and lane hole, large hole sets of small hole, hole links hole, shape is very skillful, inside wide like hall room, light is bright, can hold one hundred people. ZhuGong hole attracted numerous visitors through the ages with its room in the hole and strange stone. Ancient praise: "Getting good, this rock is heavenly too" after visit.

Desheng rock

It is in the residence town of Houzhai beside the north of the city. Because thick pile of chain of mountains is also called thick rock. Ascend rock look far into the distance, hills and mountains incessantly, have grander sceneries luxuriantly, it is a good place for ascending a height and visiting scenic spot through the ages. With compare by the famous high mountain, it nothing certainly, but when you climb along the tortuous stone step going to, also the sigh that " step cloud and pitch stone are unsettled " will take place. Desheng rock has a lot of strange stone and strange cave, an enormous tortoise lies prone from the mountain peak, Nature ingenious technology accomplishes that turtle's lifelike shape makes one acclaim. There is a temple on Desheng rock, is once called as hertz walking in the temple efficaciously. Established in the beginning of Yuan Dynasty, it was built for commemorating assistant minister of the Ministry of War Huze of Song Dynasty. The hall is grand in the temple, the burning incense quite holds. Scholars come in continuous, have left much chanted and awarded poem of enjoys looking at the moon and wind.

Xiaohuang rock

It is located in the mountain of on the west of the pool village of the Wudian town. It lie of the mountain towering, stand like a wall a thousand, the shape like lie tiger straighten one's back and has the long whistle. The history records the son Xiaotong of the Southern Dynasty Emperor Liangwu series to ascend this mountain in admiration of its fame, see it dangerously steep, exclaim: "getting dangerous, fatherless bee alone beautiful even ". So, the Xiaohuang rock enjoys a widespread reputation. Along the winding mountain path, ascend the stairs, first in your eyes are one pair of beauty spots of loosing usher, resisting against Japan in the pavilion, WuGong pavilion, haphazard stone and level ground etc. Walk to half way up the mountain, come to saddle pavilion, you will be attracted by two grotesque peak and spectacular rocky peak pavilions. The left side looks like lion which up the head and sit towards to east call the lion rock. The right similar to 3 signal flags that insert on war robe carry in the costume play together, so call the rock of flags of rifle. Ascended the stairs again by the saddle pavilion, it is 18 winding. The lie of the mountain here is precipitous, it is dangerous, only one path can be supported, one may well say "a person in the way, ten thousand can not through", form a natural door.

Yunhuang Mountain

It is located in the mountain area of Yinan tower. It far looks that there is one ancient tower into the clouds in ten thousand green clumps, the rays of sunlight are set off, and the graceful bearing is unique. Among the half way of the mountain, vaguely reveals a yellow wall, the yellow wall, green tree, white tower constitute a pair of splendid pictures. Hands down liang dynasty Fu Dashi to obtain enlightenment behind Shuanglin Temple. In order to free from human desires and passions, building up 3 quiet rooms as hiding the place among colt of mountaintop. Will it be the first day and the middle month every month, Buddha sit hillock stand foot-path platform give the disciple a statement. The truth word see yellow cloud like umbrella, cover on sky, so named Yunhuang Mountain. Three these quiet to Practice austerities, name with "Yunhuang temple" also. After Dashi died its some ashes is buried in this sharp tower on the mountain. Come into Yunhuang temple, it heads on to be one Mastery Buddha, right side is one big copper clock in weight. Just in the front is Daxiong palace, in the east Goddess of Mercy pavilion, in the west is the three Temple of God. One millennium LuoHansong of courtyard increased the vicissitudes of the ancient Yunhuang temple.

Songpu Mountain

Shuangfeng Mountain is in the high mountain of Zhuqiao which in the east of Chi'an town. It was the axis of Zhejiang that the highest peak around, Songpu Mountain is a part in the north of the Shuangfeng Mountain. Walk to the hill-side which in the peaceful forest along to the middle of the mountain, there is paths toward to left, walk with stone steps full of bumps and holes, lift eyes, see cliff that superb craftsmanship digs out tower into the clouds, two walls of the gorge are separated by not full of chi, the gorge bottom is divided into three sections by three huge stones. One stream out through the gorge, high up in the air meter of waterfalls hit the stone towards the rock, wave flies to the pearl, and afford a magnificent spectacle. out from Joe gorge to go up, about 50 steps, there are stone with thousand of steps, precipitous and straight like scaling ladder, you can see foot bottom if look up. It is called "one hundred steps high", it is the pass in the ancient battle field.

Long corridor of 5 kilometers

Relies on the river of Yiwu which crossing city to the south in the east, It is the longest green long corridor of Zhejiang Province. Stone in two sides that build dyke firm and neat, stone pillar guardrail that cable links are peculiar. Green lawn like carpet mat unfolds, the strongly fragrant bush and the tree scattered about beautiful appearances and good in Order. The small bridge, pavilions, pond, garden, slope fall scattered in it. It is like a magical ribbon in heaven and earth.

LuoBinWang Park

It is a historical Cultural Park with content that in order to commemorate the famous poet LuoBinWang of Yiwu of the Tang Dynasty. Park build in middle way among the city, according to legend, in the Luo house pool area of LuoBinWang praise goose at the age of seven. There are screen walls of a house of the memorial Tang Dynasty of imitative at the park entrance. Whole of park regard experience of life of LuoBinWang as the material, rely mainly on natural mountains and rivers, by Jinjiexuhuai, praise goose, wind deep and cold water, white cloud beautiful house and Yunlinyouju 6 scenic spots make up. It represents this outstanding poet of outstanding talent, the quality noble and pure, brave and noble-minded official career, destiny heroically life.

Danxi Cemetery Park

It is located in forest of Chi'an Dongzhu village. It is a commemoration garden with taking natural mountains and rivers as skeleton history vivid, personage plump, and scenery pleasant rural scenery. Here, not only have beautiful sceneries of lakes and mountains, the flowing water and small bridge, but have outstanding well-known doctor, one of four respected doctor house trace of Zhudanxi in Jin and Yuan Dynasty, and has the house to send sentiment of posterity respect that various types pavilions, the hall garden, the tablet porch. In the place of historic ruins of Danxi temple which in the cemetery park, there is Zhudanxi memorial museum of the hall with stern pattern and the broad palace. There is one tall and big Zhudanxi bronze statue in the stall of the hall. The backward courtyard is the Zhudanxi clinic, showroom, tablet corridor, exhibiting the Zhudanxi brook work and the contemporary celebrity's calligraphy and painting work. The cemetery park of Zhudanxi is pleasant.

Chouzhou Park

It is located in Chouzhou way, With Chinese small commodity city only hundred meters separating. It is built up that takes traditional garden landscape gardening of the South as the core, absorbs the park where the style of modern garden. The whole park is surrounded with the lake surface. You can sit quietly in small pavilion on the lakeside, enjoy easily and quietly; You can go boating on the lake, sport in the water shadow of glistening light of waves; You can stop before the statue of Yiwu famous person, cherishing the memory of the ancestor achievement; You can stroll between faint path and garden essay, comment the connotation of the artificial view of products.

Xiuhu Park

The Park was created alongside Xiuhu Lake in 2003 and is located in the center of Yiwu City, Zhejiang Province. Covering an area of 71,643 sq.m (17.7 acres), the park has an architectural complex in the north and the east, the lake itself being a major feature. The buildings have been constructed in the architectural styles of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.

The layout of the park follows the physical features of the site thereby creating a natural ambiance. Standing at the highest point, you will see among the man-made hills, winding bridges, arched bridges, and streams scattered throughout the park and around the lake. It was during the Song Dynasty (960-1279), that Xiuhu Lake first became famous as it inspired poets to write many exquisite poems in praise of its scenic charm.

When strolling alongside the lake you will see an island in the center. Should you want to visit the island, the short boat trip can be quite romantic in such tranquil surroundings. As your boat draws near to the island you will see the Da'an Pagoda, built in 1110 in the Song Dynasty standing among the lush trees.

In addition to the lake, the colorful trees and flowers attract large numbers of people to the park while the pleasant environment entices many senior citizens there to do their morning exercises.

Qi's troops memorial museum

The memorial museum of Qi's troops lies in Chi'an town Qiao Pavilion, built in a low flat gorge of opposite the village which the massif is perfectly round and rising and falling. The imposing manner grand of two eaves tower of city gate stand military, "The Great Wall" make by pieces of blue and green stone beside the gate tower, obey the terrain, zigzag to two mountains in the north and south. Walk close to gate tower," return in triumph floor "three words flash the golden light ". Because the Qi's troops are the pride of the native in Yiwu. QiJiguang resist against Japan in the east of Zhejiang in that year, employed 3000 Yiwu soldier in Chi'an of the south of Yiwu, These officers and men sweep the coastal Japan enemies, protect the north border area, brave and skillful in battle, steadfast and diligent, known as "soldier kind". Only a generation of Ming Dynasty, There are 228 soldiers award such duty as flat marshal, general, vice president, join General, Qian president, Ba president and so on because of military achievement. On the crab shape mountain in the north of the memorial museum now, there are these military officers' graves. The whole project of memorial museum of the Qi's troops has not been all completed yet. The follow-up project will include: Weapon hall in the Ming Dynasty, performing the military drawing room, man-of-war to carry on the exercise of the lake etc. Then, the large stage where the Qi's troops make contributions and start there career will show fully of power on this brave land which feed out "soldier kind ".

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Transportation

Yiwu is a hub of communications in Zhejiang. The airport of Yiwu of the civil aviation had Guangzhou, Beijing, Shenzhen, Shantou, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Nanjing, Zhengzhou etc to successively offer the flight service. Have formed the three-dimensional traffic of highway, railway, and aviation. Zhejiang-Jiangxi Railway multiple pass through Yiwu up to 42 within the border, set up six stations as DaChen, Sustream, lotus leaf pool, Yiwu, Guantang and Yiting. Yiwu railway station extends and promotes to the second station. Highway extends in all direction, have provincial highway Hangzhou-Jin line, Yi- Pu line, Shengdong-Yi line. The whole city has already realized hard goals of melting of every country highway open to the traffic in every village.

Hang-JinQu highway under construction passes through west of the border. Gold Yong highway planning meets Hang-JinQu highway in our city. The business of unite and transportation spread all over more than 140 large and medium cities in the whole country. Have over 200 line of unite and transportation, direct domestic 200 large and medium cities; Six railway of special train; There is the only civil airport in the area in Zhejiang; Close to Ningbo, Shanghai Harbor, it is developed to transport by sea, has formed the highway, railway, three-dimensional communications and transportation network that melted of aviation, the throughput of the goods is up to more than 5000 tons every year.

By Air

Flight course to Guangzhou ,Beijing ,Shenzheng ,Chengdu and more than 10 lines. now ,Yiwu and Hongkong intercourse more and more frequency.

By Train

In June, 2006, the new Railway Station of Yiwu came into service. It is located at the Changjiangban Village of Houzhai Street, 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) away from the city center. With quality facilities, the New Railway Station of Yiwu plays an important role in the middle part of Zhejiang Province. At present, the trains that depart from Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Nanjing and some other large and medium-sized cities can reach Yiwu directly everyday. At the same, there are frequent trains departing from Hangzhou to Yiwu every day. In July, 2006, it also became the departure station for three trains respectively to Hangzhou, Shanghai and Taizhou.

By Long-distance Bus

There are ample convenient bus services to Yiwu. At present, there are four long-distance bus stations in Yiwu City. Following are some reference details:

Binwang Passenger Center: It is the largest station in Yiwu City. About nine provinces of China and most of the other parts of Zhejiang Province can be reached from here. Among them, there are six buses departing to Shanghai everyday, if you are going to Hangzhou, the Binwang Passenger Center has opened a special route for you. Everyday, from 06:30 to 18:10, there will be buses departing to Hangzhou every 20 minutes. The return buses will depart from Hangzhou South Station every 20 minutes from 07:00 am to 18:40. And buses to Ningbo will depart hourly from 06:30 to 18:10.

Jiangdong Passenger Station: Here, the buses mainly depart to Wenzhou, Taizhou, Dongyang and Yongkang, all of which are in Zhejiang Province.

South Passenger Station: Jinhua, Quzhou, Lanxi, Wuxi and some parts of Zhejiang Province can be reached from here.

Qintang Passenger Station: The buses here mainly serve the locations and countryside in or around Yiwu City.

By City-bus

Presently, there are more than 50 bus lines operating in Yiwu City, 28 of which are running in the city center while the others are running between the urban area and the surrounding towns.

By Taxi

With some 2000 taxis at your service, your trip will be easier in Yiwu. The fare is CNY5 for the first 2 kilometers (about 1.24 miles) and CNY 1.8 for every additional kilometer (about 0.62 mile). The fare of those with the logos of Honda Accord and Hongqi is a little higher.

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