Say "Yes Yes Yes" on a Private Custom Tour in the Shopping City of Yiwu
Yiwu is known to be one the best places to shop along with Hong Kong and Shanghai. It is a favorite trade city where people go to find the best cheap wholesale prices on regular customer products. It sees about 300,000 foreigners each year as the prices and selections are better than others due to this city being where the manufacturers are located. The ideal place for a private custom tour specific to shopping!
Apart from trade and shopping, Yiwu has so much more to offer too. Go back in time on guided tour to the Shuanglin Iron Tower and see the most revered Buddhist temple in the world which is also the largest or a sightseeing tour at the Desheng Yan. It will not matter how you decide to spend your time in Yiwu, whether it is shopping or taking advantage of sightseeing tours or guided tours around the attractions, you will get real value for money and an experience that will stay with you for a very long time
Top 10 Things to Do in Yiwu
Explore the Dream-like Desheng Yan on Private Guided Tour
Explore Desheng Yan on a private guided tour which is also known as Chou Yan. Desheng Yan is famous for its dense rocks on the mountain. Dating back to the Tang Dynasty, it is a great spot for history and culture lovers.
Alternatively apart from shopping till you drop in outlets, there are wonderful traditional markets held on the streets of the city. The major markets mainly sell food products but it is still an experience not to be missed.
For the more energetic tourist, there are activities such as rock climbing, biking tours and cave explorations. For some relaxation after sightseeing tours or shopping, there are plenty of calming and peaceful parks.
Travel Tips for Yiwu
With weather that is neither cold nor too hot, the months of Spring and Autumn are the best time to visit Yiwu. Another reason why it is the best time is that during April and October the Grand China Yiwu International Commodities Fair is on. The summer months are also a reasonably good time to visit but it can be much busier and also a chance of Thunderstorms in the afternoon, not to mention the possible typhoons!
Yiwu is not one of the cheapest cities in China when it comes to accommodation and dining out, there are definitely cheaper destinations. However, what you over spend to stay there, you save on amazing bargains in the shopping district. On average a meal in a mid range restaurant will cost US$25 for two people and a night b&b starts from US$50. Still cheaper than European hotspots though! Guided tours and activities are well priced.
Most foreigners needed a visa when travelling to China so be sure to organise this in advance. When travelling, it is best to travel by car with a guide as Yiwu can be confusing and crowded a lot of the time. Stick to bottled and always make sure that the cap is sealed on the bottle before buying it. Never stray from the group when on sightseeing tours and always be aware of your surroundings in crowded locations.
The climate in Yiwu is moderate with the average annual temperature at 17,4°C and experiences an abundance of rainfall. Yiwu is humid at most times and sees four distinct seasons. The warmest months are July, August and September when temperatures can go above 32 degrees Celsius. The cold months are January and February with temperatures averaging 11 degrees Celsius. The rainy season is from March to September.