Yiwu International Trade City is an ideal place for shopping, but it is also a nice choice to visit Tomb of Luo Binwang, which is about nine miles east of Yiwu County. As the only place of interest in Yiwu County that has been authorized by Chinese government, the Tomb of Luo Binwang is a peaceful place for visitors to learn something about Chinese history.
Luo Binwang is historically known as one of the four greatest poets (the other three were Lu Zhaolin, Wang Bo and Yang Jiong) in the early period of Tang Dynasty (618-907). Luo Binwang was born to be a poet, and at the age of seven composed his first masterpiece-Ode to the Goose, which is learnt by almost every Chinese person when they are young. Because of this, he was acclaimed as a child prodigy.
In the history of literature, Luo Binwang was a very influential figure, since he had produced countless poems and articles, among which more than 130 poems and over 30 articles had been left for posterity. However, he was not that complacent in politics. In the domination of Empress Wu Zetian, he joined the rebellion against Wu. Serving as a secretary of the rebellion leader, he even wrote the famous official document against Wu, which shocked and was even praised by Wu for his talent. After the failure of the rebellion, Luo Binwang evaded capture, and disappeared from people's eyes (some one said he had died, while some others said he had become a Buddhist monk).
The tomb we see today was restored in 1989. Facing west, the body of the tomb is hemispherical, whilst the tomb passage is orbicular. In front of the tomb, there is a gateway-form memorial stele with four posts. Flourishingly evergreen pines and cypresses grow surrounding the tomb.
Visitors will be impressed by the tranquil air of the Tomb of Luo Binwang, and ponder the events of Chinese history while wandering around the tomb.
Yiwu Travel Facts
Area: 1,105 square kilometers (about 427 square miles)
Area Code: 322000
Zip Code: 0579
City Flower: China rose
City Tree: Camphor Tree
Consumer Complaints: 12315
Telephone Number Inquiry: 114
Weather Forecast: 96121
Bank of China has some 12 branches in Yiwu City, offering foreign currency exchanges for you.
Huangyuan branch: No.126, Chouzhou Middle Road
Dongjiang branch: No.14-16, Hengshan Street
Shangdu branch: the 1st floor of the Commodity World
Changcheng branch: No.136, Chouzhou West Road
Huxi branch: No.13, Xiuhu West Road
Address: No.296, Nanmen Street
The net bars of Yiwu City are mainly distributed in Beicun Road, Hongdi Road and Jiangbin Road. According to the different quality of facilities and connection speeds, the price will vary, ranging from 1.5 Yuan to 3.5 Yuan per hour.
Rexue Net Bar
Address: No.247, Chengzhong West Road
The Central Hospital
Address: No.699, Jiangdong Road; No.519, Nanmen Road
No.2 People's Hospital
Address: No.1, Jiangbei Road, Fotang Town
No.3 People's Hospital
Address: No.85, Chengbei Road