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An introduction to Yiwu

Geographical situation / General information

Yiwu is a middle-size city (around 650000 inhabitants) located in the middle of Zhejiang province, on the eastern part of the Jin Qu basin.

In Yiwu, the climate is moderate, with abundant rainfalls. The average temparature is 17,4°C, the average annual rainfall is 1430mm, and the humidity rate is 76%.

History of Yiwu

Yiwu became a county in 2220 BC. It was named "County of Yiwu" in 624 AD.

Many famous poets and scholars have been inspired by the natural landscape around Yiwu:
  • Luo Binwang, one of the "Four outstanding personalities" at the beginning of Tang dynasty;
  • Zong Ze, the anti-Jin general (Song dynasty);
  • Zhu Danxi, one of the four doctors of the Jin and Yuan dynasties.

More recently, there has been the educationist Chen Wangdao, the literature theorician Feng Xuefeng, and the historian Wu Han.

Yiwu has been known as the "Home of culture".

Interesting tourism scenes

There are many tourist spots to visit around Yiwu city. Here are the places which present a particular interest:

  • The West Lake
  • Puruo Mountain
  • Qiandao Lake
  • Shuanglong Cavity
  • Yadin Fairyand
  • Yangdang Mountain
  • Daci Rock
  • Songpushan Waterfalls
  • Hengdian Movie and Television city
  • The Shuanglin buddhist temple (Shuanglinsi), situated on the  Yunhuangshan mountain

Food specialities of Yiwu

  • The "three great treasures": Brown sugar, Yiwu ham and the Nan date

  • Other specialities include: soya milk skin, the dry rolls made with bean milk cream, Baizi (local alcohol), the Shanhua pear...

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