Religion and Church
Yiwu religion and Yiwu Church
There are many Yiwu citizens have religious beliefs, not only Buddhism, but also Christianity, Islam, and so on. Most people respect the gods very much. You enjoy full freedom of religion in Yiwu. Within the limits permitted by law of China, you have the right to believe any religion. In fact, as a city of business, people from countries all over the world come to Yiwu. The number of Christian, Islam is enormous. Of course, the Buddhism is the largest.
With the concerted efforts of Yiwu government and citizen’s, each sect has been organized well, as can be. In 1999, people in Yiwu built a new large grace Christ church which cost eight million Yuan.
At present, Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Christianity in Yiwu have sites for religious activities, the site of Catholic is preparing. 67 sites for religious activities ( contains preparing ) have been approved to open, including Buddhism 28，Taoism 1，Islam 1, Catholicism 1, Christian 36. In the nearly 30000 congregation, half is native，half is foreigners. Including about 20000 Muslim, 15000 Christian and Catholic 400, Buddhist can’t be exactly calculated. There are 187 religious people, including Buddhist monks and mums 94, Christianity Priest 7, churchman 3, elder 41, Islam imam 1, Catholicism Celebrant 1, there are no full-time staff in Taoism.
In Yiwu, no matter what religion do you believe，you can find your fellows.Yiwu will contain you openly. People with different religious beliefs live here harmoniously and mutual non-interferingly.
In the following, we introduce the sites for religious activities of Christianity and Islam.
Yiwu Christian Church—Sing Eng Methodist Church, the old name is Choucheng Christian Church, built in 1986-1995. In the August of 1999, the church obtained 10 acreage land, and proposed to build the church with 2200 seats, olden apartment, kindergarten, the volunteer training center, reception center, life and office area.
Sing Eng Methodist Church Address: Yiwu East ZongZe road 237
Yiwu Muslim Temple used to be factory, the area is about three thousand square meter, can accommodate about six thousand people worship together, but also cannot meet the requirement. It is to be noted, Yiwu Muslim Temple may be the only Muslim Temple which the direction of the worship is towards a corner of the temple, and of course it is temporary.
Yiwu Muslim Temple
90 Binjiang Xilu, Yiwu
Historically, there was no Islamic presence in the Yiwu region. This modern mosque was completed in 2004, and caters to visitors and businesspeople… Read more>>
Yiwu Catholic Church
New Grace Church
237 Zongze Donglu, Yiwu
Rebuilt in 2002, it is a splendid and unique European style church. Read more>>
Huang Daxian practised Taoism
1296 Huancheng Beilu, Jinhua
This temple, built on the Jinhua Mountain, is a spiritual center for Daxian Taoism. Built beside the mountain, facing a lake, this 9-layer structure… Read more>>
Chisong Huang Daxian Taoism Palace
First built in the Jin Dynasty, this temple was relocated from Chisongjian and rebuilt in 1997 by the Hong Kong and Taiwan Huang Daxian Institute…. Read more>>
One of three remaining wood structures from the Yuan Dynasty, it was built about 1000 years ago, and named the Chengtian Temple by the Emperor. About… Read more>>
Temple of the Great Buddha
north of Caozhai Town, Jinhua
Built in 540 during the Southern Liang period (a popular time for temple construction), this temple is famous for its grotto, which houses a 6m tall… Read more>>
Dazhi Buddhism Temple
Another Southern Liang period temple, this 1500-year old temple was renovated in 1994. The central Mahavira Palace rises to over 40m, housing a 28m… Read more>>
Built during the Southern Liang period, this temple has been around for over 1500 years. It is famous for its large size and design. The most… Read more>>