yiwu international trade city
Yiwu International Trade city
is developed after a long effort of 30 years.
In all these years thousands of stalls have come into existence which is stuffed with millions of products. With more than four market complexes within its premises,
Yiwu commodity market
has come of age and is now acknowledged as the biggest wholesale market in the world. It becomes center of approx 1,50,000 visitors every day. It is called as Futian Market.
Yiwu International Trade City – District 1
This is the biggest of all the other districts. The seven year old market has world-class infrastructure covering a vast area and thousands of shops. In fact, these all stalls are into exporting their products. The best thing is that most of the people can communicate a little in English.
This part of the market houses shipping agents, various eateries and banks etc. Therefore, sourcing from here is quite easy. First floor deals with toys and artificial flowers; second floor is for jewelry and lots more is there to explore. However, fourth floor is only for factory outlets and the variety is also limited here.
Yiwu International Trade City – District 2
It's a 5-storey- building and has an area of more than 600,000 m2. There are over 10,000 shops on just three floors. Floor one deals into rainwear, bags & brief cases, umbrellas, are located. Locks and auto products, hardware and hardware accessories, electrical accessories can be found on floor two. A lot is there on the third floor for the ones yearning to buy miscellaneous stuff for their homes.
And the fourth floor here too houses factory outlets. Hong Kong Mall, South Korean Mall and Sichuan Mall are also located on this floor. In District 2 there are shipping agents, banks, restaurants, telecom companies and a four-star hotel.
Yiwu International Trade City – District 3
District 3 is a five-storey building spread across 460,000 m2 with over 7000 shop fronts. Different floors deal into different products. First floor and second floor are for pens, glasses, sports products, office articles and paper products. Third floor and 4th floor are for cosmetics and the products used in fashion industry. Facilities like accommodation, catering and entertainment, logistics, banking, are also there in this district.
Yiwu International Trade City – District 4
This is the youngest and well-developed district of all. Its total area covers 1,008,000 m2 and has over 19,000 shops. This district is greener and environmental-friendly. First floor is for socks and the second r is for textile, gloves, and hats. Third floor is for shoes, ribbons, laces, ties, threads, and towels. Fourth floor deals into bras, under wears, belts, and shawls. It is replete with various amenities for entertainment and even energy saving systems.
Given the huge markets in Yiwu City, make sure you sport comfortable outfits to avoid any fatigue.
Situated on the Chouzhou Road of the 'First City of China' – Yiwu, in Zhejiang Province, Yiwu International Trade City (also called Futian Market) is a modern international specialty 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.
The first phase of the Yiwu International Trade City was completed and put into use in September 2002. Goods sold in this market 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.
In order to offer more convenience to visitors, 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.
The second phase of the Yiwu International Trade City was put into use in 2005. With a total of fifteen thousand booths, this market deals with a wide range of merchandise including cultural articles, sporting goods, cosmetics, spectacles, fasteners, zippers, hardware, electronic implements, luggage, bags, clocks, watches, and rainwear.
While traveling here, visitors will find that Yiwu International Trade City is really an international world. Occasionally, you will encounter groups of businessmen speaking different languages selling goods here. Especially, in the second phase project of Yiwu market, there is a 'merchant tribe', called Korean Store, selling typical Korean clothes, exquisite Korean dishware and some electronic appliances.
Recently, Yiwu International Trade City has been nominated as the first Grade AAAA National Tourism and Shopping Zone by China National Tourism Administration. The third phase is under construction now and will be put into use in 2008 with the enlarged Yiwu International Trade City welcoming even more travellers from home and abroad.
|Opening Hours:||8:00 – 16:30|
|Bus Routes:||101, 121, 122, 801|
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