If your work of sourcing goods in Yiwu is nearly complete, but you still have a day or two before heading back home, you might be wondering about leisure, shopping, and relaxation options in Yiwu.
As your departure approaches, you may also be considering purchasing some Chinese or Yiwu-specific souvenirs to bring back to your family.
This is a relatively light-hearted article, as it will guide you on how to eat, drink, and have fun in Yiwu after most or all of your work is done？
1. If your schedule is tight and you usually only have time to relax after a busy day of work, the first recommended place in Yiwu is the night market.
Yiwu has many night markets, but the two most famous ones are the San Ting Road Night Market and the Qingkou Night Market.
1. San Ting Road Night Market
San Ting Road Night Market is the most “international” of all the night markets in Yiwu. As the largest and oldest night market in Yiwu, it spans over 350 meters and hosts more than 800 stalls, offering a variety of general merchandise, snacks, and convenience services. At the entrance on Chouzhou North Road, you can find a wide array of snacks, including potato pancakes, savory pastries, iron plate tofu, flower clams with vermicelli, and barbecue.
Location: Situated in the Binwang Commercial Area of Choucheng Street, it’s also known as the Binwang Night Market. The night market stretches from Chouzhou North Road in the east to Gongren North Road in the west, borders Binwang Market to the north, and is adjacent to the Binwang Commercial Area to the south.
San Ting Road Night Market Operating Hours: In the summer, it’s open from 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM, and in the winter, it operates from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM. The Binwang Market parking lot next to the night market has around 1,000 parking spaces, and the parking fees from 5:00 PM to 6:59:59 AM the next day are as follows: Free for the first 30 minutes, 5 RMB for 30 minutes to 1 hour, and an additional 3 RMB for each subsequent 30 minutes, with a maximum fee of 30 RMB.
2. Qingkou Night Market
Qingkou Night Market is undoubtedly the “king of crowds” and is jokingly referred to as the “universe of Qingkou” by online users. It attracts visitors from both the local and international areas, allowing them to experience the hustle and bustle of urban life. The market offers a wide variety of food, and the plethora of goods and the bustling crowd make you feel the vibrancy of the city. Qingkou Night Market consists of a general merchandise area with 219 stalls and a food area with 71 stalls.
2. If you have some free time during the day but need to have work meetings with your country’s employees in the evening, then shopping centers are your best choice for shopping when the night markets are not open.
Are there any shopping centers in Yiwu now?
Glory Mall: A commercial landmark along the Yiwu riverside.
Located in the heart of Yiwu’s CBD, adjacent to the International Trade City, with the Yiwu River flowing gently by.
On April 21, 2017, Glory Mall Shopping Center, as Yiwu’s first shopping center to introduce the concept of “time-consumption,” made a stunning debut in front of millions of citizens.
Glory Mall Shopping Center in Yiwu integrates shopping, dining, entertainment, leisure, and various other formats. It’s the first shopping center in Yiwu to embrace the “time-consumption” concept. Unlike traditional shopping centers focused solely on product consumption, a time-consumption shopping center caters to customers’ material and cultural needs, creating an ideal space for customers to enjoy a relaxed lifestyle.
Glory Mall has introduced numerous domestic and international brands, such as international fast-fashion brands H&M, MJ Style, New Look, leading domestic restaurant chain Wai Po Jia, a large-scale children’s entertainment experience center Le Zhi Yi, and X-cinema, a flagship cinema brand under Shanghai United Cinema Line. It also features the first Georgia National Pavilion in China, a collaboration between Glory Mall Group and Georgia, known as the “Garden of the Gods.”
The lower level of Glory Mall has a special dining street that houses a variety of culinary delights. Taking advantage of the 9-meter-high ceiling in the dining area, it creates a modern indoor street-style ambiance, allowing customers to enjoy not only great food but also a unique experience.
Renowned domestic restaurant brand Wai Po Jia is set to establish its latest specialty store here. Glory Mall Group, in partnership with Georgia, also created the first Georgia National Pavilion in China, known as the “Window of Georgia.”
The first floor is dedicated to international fashion, featuring numerous well-known domestic and international brands such as H&M, MJ Style, New Look, Starbucks, B&O (world’s top headphone brand), and Apple. It enables customers to shop the world without leaving Yiwu.
The second floor, with a buyer’s perspective, integrates food, fashion, and trends, presenting a new hub for fashion enthusiasts. Brands like Ilen, Baijiahao, Heartbridge, Oshkosh, 100px, Inxx, and GXG, which are popular among young people, gather on the second floor.
The third floor focuses on sports and children. In addition to international sports brands like Nike, Adidas, and New Balance, it hosts the largest and most exciting children’s playground in Zhejiang, Le Zhi Yi, allowing every child to have a stage for creativity and fun.
The fourth floor combines cinema and dining, with the flagship X-cinema by Shanghai United Cinema Line now open. Customers are awed by its dreamy design and seven-star Zhihua Shi seats. Additionally, there are over a dozen dining options to cater to customers’ dining needs.。
LifeStyle Center Life Plaza is located in the prime area of Xiuhu Commercial Circle in the city center of Yiwu. It is surrounded by Gongren West Road, Beimen Street, and Xinma Road, covering an area of 48,000 square meters with a total construction area of 270,000 square meters (14.6 million square feet on 8 floors and 12.4 million square feet on 3 underground floors). It features a 300-meter-long street-side leisure corridor, a nearly 5,000-square-meter outdoor plaza, and a 36-meter-high atrium, with over 2,100 underground parking spaces, representing a total investment of 2 billion RMB.
LifeStyle Center Life Plaza is positioned as a comprehensive, intelligent, all-day, experiential living center in the heart of Yiwu, catering to the entire population of Yiwu.
The project includes a shopping center, outdoor pedestrian street, cultural plaza, and rooftop green platform, encompassing a wide range of functions, such as retail, dining, leisure and entertainment, lifestyle services, business and social activities, cultural performances, and educational training. It is expected to accommodate more than 300 brand businesses, most of which are entering the Yiwu market for the first time, providing Yiwu residents with a brand-new high-quality one-stop urban living experience.
The project aims to become a flagship urban complex with a high-end positioning, landmark architecture, popular brand names, innovative business formats, place experience, and emotional interaction. It will create a third way of life beyond home and work for over 2 million Yiwu residents.。
3.Yiwu Wanda Plaza
Yiwu Wanda Plaza is a new engine for improving urban functions, enriching city life, enhancing urban taste, promoting urban economic development, and building a modern city. It carries a dual responsibility of improving the urban image and upgrading urban functions, and is a key project of the Yiwu Municipal Government to create the “new business card of Yiwu city.”
Yiwu Wanda Plaza is located at the core of the Economic Development Zone, at the intersection of Xinke Road and Xijiang Road, adjacent to the City Cultural Plaza under construction. The project covers an area of approximately 159.4 acres, with a total construction area of nearly 650,000 square meters and a total investment of over 10 billion RMB. It is designed according to international metropolis building standards to comprehensively create a leading urban complex of carrier-level for Yiwu.
The comprehensive plan includes a high-end shopping center, Class A office buildings, a city commercial street, a five-star hotel, high-end residential apartments, and more. Yiwu Wanda Plaza is set to redefine Yiwu’s urban landmarks and hold significant importance for international trade reform in Yiwu.。
3.If you feel tired after a day of work and are in need of a massage, Yiwu has several places that offer massage services. 。
Yiwu’s Worthwhile Massage Places
1. Sunny Alian（阳光阿莲)
Established in 1998, Sunny Alian has garnered a reputation in Yiwu for its exceptional technician skills. They offer a serene ambiance for massage services, complete with a personal movie theater.
Since 2008, Sunny Alian has focused on sub-health care services, becoming a renowned health chain institution in Zhejiang Province. Currently, Sunny Alian has 7 outlets in Yiwu, with its main store located on Chengdian Road.
All technicians at Sunny Alian undergo professional training and certification, ensuring the highest quality of service. They offer various Chinese massage techniques, including oil SPA, full-body massage, foot baths, meridian scraping, and cupping.
A spa treatment at Sunny Alian Yiwu will help you relax, rejuvenate, and alleviate stress. Prices start at 209 yuan, with normal massages priced at 179 yuan and full-set massage services at 319 yuan.
To experience Sunny Alian’s services, check their Meituan.com or Dianping.com profiles for technician ratings. Upon arrival at the store, you can request your preferred technician.
SPA Shop Information:
Main Store, Chengdian Road: +86 579 8548 4151
Financial Town Store: +86 579 8345 6888
Yihe Store: +86 579 83451777
Beiyuan Store: +86 579 8345 1666
Wanda Yueran Store: +86 579 8358 6555
Changchun Store: +86 579 8506 1333
2. Yiwu Mingyuan Health Management
Mingyuan Health Management combines foot massage, massage, and spa services, making it a preferred relaxation spot for many businesspeople. Founded in 2011, it focuses on Chinese medicine health care and preservation services.
Mingyuan Health Management operates three stores in Yiwu, each offering massages starting at 171 yuan. They specialize in foot baths, massages, and spa treatments, providing single, double, or multiple seating options.
Their unique feature is the moxa-wool moxibustion lamp, targeting specific body parts to alleviate rheumatic and arthritic ailments.
SPA Shop Information:
Danbei Store: 0579-85496666
Futian Store: 0579-85493333
Binwang Commercial Zone Store: 0579-85250222
3. Shangri La SPA Hotel in Yiwu
Shangri La SPA specializes in Chinese-style SPA and massage services, with a unique offering called Shangri La Qi SPA. Based on the concept of the five elements, they provide therapies designed to harmonize Yin and Yang energy.
The Qi SPA features private care suites where guests can enjoy personalized massages, facials, body wraps, and more.
SPA Shop Information:
Address: Room 701, No. 6-8, Futian Road
How Much Does a Massage Cost in Yiwu?
In Yiwu, there are numerous massage parlors and spa hotels, each with slightly varying prices. The cost for a basic foot massage typically ranges from 130 to 500 Chinese Yuan (20-100 US dollars).
Spa hotels often charge higher prices as they offer luxurious treatments for their guests. It is advisable to make reservations in advance and inquire about the prices for the various massage services they provide.
Are there any taboos for massages in Yiwu?
When getting a massage in Yiwu, it’s important to keep the following points in mind:
Choose an appropriate type of massage and pressure (light, medium, or deep).
Avoid seeking an informal massage experience on your own.
Before getting a massage, it’s a good idea to check online reviews.
The best advice is to seek recommendations from the Yiwu agent company you are working with (luuksourcing.com).