introduction to Yiwu
Geographical situation / General
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
became a county in 2220 BC. It was named "County of Yiwu" in 624
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
- Zhu Danxi, one of the four doctors of the
and Yuan dynasties.
More recently, there has
been the educationist Chen
Wangdao, the literature theorician Feng Xuefeng, and the historian Wu
Yiwu has been known as the "Home of culture".
Interesting tourism scenes
are many tourist spots to visit around Yiwu city. Here are the places
present a particular interest:
- Hengdian Movie and
- 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
made with bean milk cream, Baizi (local alcohol), the Shanhua pear...
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