Yiwu International Trade City
Yiwu International Trade City is a modern international specialty market. Yiwu International Trade City, also known as the Yiwu Market, Yiwu International Trade City, Yiwu International Trade Center. According to the World Bank, it is the world's largest small commodities market.
Chinese Name: 义乌国际商贸城
Opening Hours:8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Admission Ticket: Free
Best Time to Visit: Before 4:00 p.m. every day
Location: Yiwu City, Zhejiang Province, China
Yiwu International Trade City
Yiwu International Trade City is a modern international specialty market. Yiwu International Trade City, also known as the Yiwu Market, Yiwu International Trade City, Yiwu International Trade Center, Yiwu International Trade Market, Yiwu International Trade Mart, Yiwu Mall, Yiwu Futian Market. According to the World Bank, it is the world’s largest small commodities market. The market now covers an area of 346 acres following the completion of the second phase. There are five business districts including the chief market and centers for direct sales, purchasing, storage and dining.
Where is the Yiwu International Trade City?
Yiwu Wholesale Market is situated on the Chouzhou Road of the ‘First City of China’ – Yiwu, in Zhejiang Province.
- From Yiwu Train Station to Market is 10 km – 24 minutes’ drive.
- From Yiwu Airport to Market is 11.4 km – 25 minutes’ drive.
- From Yiwu Bus Station to Market is 1.5 km – 7 minutes’ drive.
History of Yiwu International Trade City
In the early 1980s, Yiwu was an impoverished rural county historically known for its small traders. In September 1982, Xie announced the establishment of Huqingmen Market in Yiwu under the guideline of “four permissions”: permissions for farmers to enter the city, to conduct business, to engage in long-haul trading, and to compete with both state enterprises and private individuals.This was the first time in the People’s Republic of China that a local government legalized a free market for farmers. In 1983, the county government spent 580,000 yuan (US$293,567) to build a new market consisting of booths. In 2005, the World Bank called it “the world’s largest small commodities market”,and by 2013, it attracted more than 20,000 customers daily from all over the world and sold US$11 billion of goods annually.
Main Attractions of Yiwu International Trade City
Goods sold in this trade city mainly fall into four categories: craftworks, ornaments, toys and flowers. As one of the most advanced domestic markets, it boasts up-to-date equipment and facilities including central air conditioning, large electronic information screens, electronic consultation, broadcasting system, broad band network, escalators and fire control supervision system.
How to Get to Yiwu International Trade City?
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The Yiwu International Trade City offers 10 free shuttles and buses which bring its customers around the five districts. Of note, line 1 buses can be boarded anywhere while line 3 is a non-stop bus and has its specified bus stops.
Useful Travel Tips
1. Wear comfortable shoes like trainers, business casual style clothes.
2. Browse according to the stall numbers, block by block, to cover as much as possible.
3. Ask for permission before taking photos.
4. Do not smoke outside of the smoking room.
Four parking lots have been built on and under the ground. Additionally, visitors can stroll in the trade city without venturing far from their cars – cars can reach each floor in the market. Visitors enjoy a series of services including telegraphy, financial, commercial transportation and dining.
Other Famous Attractions in Zhejiang
- Xiuhu Lake Park in Yiwu
- Yiwu Mountain Tea Plantations in XishangBanna
- Nanxi River in Zhejiang
- Longmen Ancient Town in Hangzhou
- Xinchang Great Buddha Temple in Shaoxing
- Shenyuan Garden in Shaoxing
- Orchid Pavilion in Shaoxing
- Kuaiji Mountains in Shaoxing