Yiwu is located 100km south of the city of Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province. According to a special report by the United Nations, Yiwu is mentioned as the world’s largest mart for small commodities.
The largest wholesale factory market in YI WU, the International Trade Centre, contains about 50,000 shops. It comprises of 5 district that are made of a 4-storey high building. Shops are organized into section that offers the same type of product such as scarfs, shoes, household items etc.
To visit every shop in the Trade Centre, it will take more than 5 months to complete (Based on 8 hours per day, 5 days per week, and spending aprox. 1 minute in each shop).