300 km south to Shanghai, 150 km west to Ningbo, 150km north to Wenzhou, and 100 km south to Hangzhou, the capital city of Zhejiang province.
Yiwu now has 716,000 local residents and over 1 million migrant workers, including around 40,000 foreigners from Korea, Mid-east, Africa South America, and other parts of the world. The total population reaches 1.8 million.
After long years of living in Yiwu and sourcing from Yiwu market, many foreigners already take Yiwu as their second hometown and play more and more important roles in local community. They can even take seats in Yiwu People's Congress, to have their saying on Yiwu policy-making.
Yiwu economy is one of the fastest growing ones in China after national opening-up. Something similar to Shenzhen. The streets, which were dirty and scattered with cow dungs 20 years go, now are packed with BMW7 series and Benz.
Yiwu fair also contributes a lot to Yiwu's economy success. Yiwu now is one of the Top 10 exhibition cities in China. Yiwu market guide also offers a one stop service for Yiwu fair.
As time goes by, Buddhism, Muslim, Christian are all becoming more and more important. Along with more and more foreign businessmen come and settled in Yiwu, their religions and culture also got developed in Yiwu. There are even several big churches in Yiwu China.
Yiwu Train Station
Yiwu Long Distance Bus
There are lot of buses from Shanghai Pudong (PVG) air port to Yiwu and from Hangzhou airport(HGH) airport to Yiwu.
Yiwu markets made Yiwu famous in China in the last 30 years. Yiwu international trade city made Yiwu famous around the world in the last 8 years. However, Yiwu Martial Arts has kept Yiwu famous in China for more than a thousand years.