Yiwu is a city built on the market and famous for the sale of wholesale products. Yiwu International Trade City, a huge trade center for wholesale products, is mainly composed of three major wholesale markets: International Trade City, Gengyuan Market and Binwang Market. The products made here are sold all around the world and more than 400,000 different products can be found within Trade City. At the same time, Yiwu also is the home to many attractions that are significant in Chinese culture. Among them are the Shuanglin Iron Tower, which was built in the second year of Guangshun (952) in the later Zhou Dynasty; the Ancient Moon Bridge, which was built in the Sixth Year of Jia Ding (1213) in the Song Dynasty; and the Huangshan Octagonal Hall, which was built during Jiaqing period of the Qing Dynasty. There are also Crab Claw-shaped Burials from the Ming and Qing Dynasties, Zhu Danxi's tomb, and the former residence of Feng Xuefeng.
Yiwu has beautiful landscapes and talented people. It is known for its culture and there are 35 city and county level protection units such as the Songpu Mountain Cliff inscription, Shanhui Tower, Fangzong Temple, etc. There are also 10 temples, including Shuanglin Temple, Deshengyan and Ruifeng Temple, which are places for people to visit and learn more about local religious activities. Huaxi Forest Park, a provincial forest park, can also be found in the city. The best travel time to Yiwu is during the spring and autumn because the weather in both seasons is relatively mild. In April and October of each year, the Yiwu International Commodity Fair is held in the city. During these months, the, the weather in the city is pleasant. Yiwu has a subtropical monsoon climate with mild and humid conditions. The average annual temperature is around 17°C, and the average temperature is highest in July at 29.3°C and the lowest is in January, which is 4.2°C. The average annual frost-free period is about 243 days and the average annual precipitation is between 1100 and 1600 mm. There are more than 600 high-end and middle-class hotels in Yiwu. Foreign restaurants serving Japanese food, Brazilian barbecue, and Halal food can be found all throughout the streets. There also are many other specialty restaurants. On the west side of Chouzhou Road, food in Northeastern Chinese and Korean styles can be found, as well as Fuxingmen Hotel. On Gongren Road there are western food chains, Chongqing hot pot restaurants, and more. These distinct restaurants not only advanced the local food and drink market, but also promoted the development of Yiwu style Zhejiang cuisine.