The sprawling municipality of Taichung is one of Taiwan’s premier tourist destinations, a city with a population of more than 2,000,000 inhabitants and, as a result, with a lot of interesting attractions. From its beautifully ornate railway station to the impressive Intercontinental Baseball Stadium, and from the breathtaking Nanhu Mountain to the innovatively-built Luce Memorial Chapel, you won’t run short of sights to see here. Additionally, it’s a superb city for shoppers, with no shortage of boutiques and, as you’ll see below, a healthy collection of markets for bargain hunters. Check out our guide to the best night markets in Taichung, Taiwan, and you’ll find this is a city well worth visiting.
1. Fengjia Night Market
Believed to be Taichung’s largest night market, Fengjia is right next to the Feng Chia University campus and if you’ve got a bit of spare time and a handful of spare cash it is the perfect place to experience the city’s night-time vibe. Fengjia is perhaps most famous for its street food - there is an almost endless range of options for tourists keen to try something tasty and quick, while also experiencing brightly-lit arcades with a huge choice of games.
Fengjia Night Market
Address: Wenhua Road, Xitun District, Taichung City
Website: Fengjia Night Market
Opening hours: 16:00 - 02:00
2. Han Xi Night Market
Among other notable points about Han Xi Night Market, it was the first market in Taichung to earn the title of a “model hygiene night market”. Any visitors to the market can be 100% confident of the high standards of food bought from the market. In addition, this is one of the most accessible markets in the city, an ideal destination for any tourist with a disability. With excellent street food options and a range of stalls selling mementos of Taichung, Han Xi will be one of the most enthralling places you visit on your break.
Han Xi Night Market
Address: Section 1, Hanxi East Road, East District, Taichung City
Website: Han Xi Night Market
Opening hours: Tue, Thur-Sat 17:00 - 02:00, Sun-Mon, Wed closed
3. TaiYuan Night Market
One of the newest night markets in Taichung, the TaiYuan Market has more than 100 stalls and ample parking for market visitors. The keen shopper will be pleased to note that TaiYuan is split into different sections - there are areas filled with stalls for gourmet cuisine, games and a bustling flea market. Located in the Beitun district, this is a market that will appeal to a very wide range of visitors to the city and has a relaxed, happy atmosphere.
TaiYuan Night Market
Address: 406, Taiwan, Taichung City, Beitun District
Opening hours: Mon-Thur 17:30 - 00:00
4. Yizhong Night Market
Found, unsurprisingly, on Yizhong Street, this market is very much a place for tourists on the lookout for fun. Along with several stalls selling excellent fast food, you’ll also find bargains on clothes and a wealth of gaming arcades to keep yourself occupied. A bustling, busy and fashionable spot in Taichung, making a visit to Yizhong Night Market will also present you with the opportunity to try out a tasty milk tea courtesy of Tiger Sugar, one of the market’s most popular stops.
Yizhong Night Market
Address: Yizhong Street, North District, Taichung City
Opening hours: 08:00 - 00:00
5. Tunghai Night Market
A popular student hangout, Tunghai night market is located just off the campus of the University of the same name. As with any Taichung street market, the food choices are very much on point with steamed meatballs, chicken steak burgers and much more on offer. You’ll find the market to be one of the most fascinating spots you visit, as each side street offers more unique stalls, and fashionistas will love the range of clothes that can be found here, there, and everywhere.
Tunghai Night Market
Address: Xinxing Road, Longjing District, Taichung City
Website: Tunghai Night Market
Opening hours: 24 hours
6. Zhonghua Road Night Market
Taichung is justifiably famous for its night market scene, and if you’re intrigued by the markets in this city then you owe it to yourself and Taichung to visit the one that started it all. Zhonghua Road is the location of the city’s first night market, which opened in the 1950s and to this day offers more than 500 stalls. It’s a fairly traditional market - offering the usual food stalls and grottos selling bargain products - and although other markets may offer greater innovation, this is still the place locals come for food at 3 am.
Zhonghua Road Night Market
Address: Gongyuan Road, Central District, Taichung City
Website: Zhonghua Road Night Market
Opening hours: 16:00 - 04:00
7. Zhongxiao Road Night Market
While other markets in the city offer food, clothing, arcades and more, Zhongxiao Road Night Market is clear about what it offers, and this market is one which specializes in dining options. And when we say “specializes”, we mean that this is the place to come, again and again, if you want to try something new and tasty. It doesn’t open until 4 pm, but once open, it will be crowded on both sides of the street with locals and tourists enjoying tastes as diverse as bamboo rice, sugarcane juice, and even oyster vermicelli. A foodie’s paradise!
Zhongxiao Road Night Market
Address: Zhongxiao Road, South District, Taichung City
Website: Zhongxiao Road Night Market
Opening hours: 13:30 - 23:30
8. Lung Fu Taichung Tourist Night Market
As the name suggests, this market is aimed squarely at tourists, an offshoot of Fengjia Night Market which draws people looking for the most accessible attractions of Taiwanese culture. Like most of the markets, it’s particularly notable for its food options which include Takoyaki, a deep-fried taste explosion that will ensure you come back to this place more than once.
Lung Fu Taichung Tourist Night Market
Address: 408, Taiwan, Taichung City, Nantun District
Opening hours: Tue, Thur-Sun 18:00 - 00:00
9. Miao Dong Night Market
Miao Dong Night Market is close to Fuxing Road, the main shopping district for many of Taichung’s residents. Aim for Fengyuan Matsu Temple, and you’ll find plenty of shops as well as this food-centered market which is particularly famous for its delicious pineapple ice. Before you indulge your sweet tooth, you might want to try the Qingshui Pork Ribs Noodle Shop. The specialty from which it takes its name also includes deep fried garlic chips and minced pork broth. Another highly recommended dish that’s easy to find in the area is oyster omelet - which may sound strange to a Western palate, but comes highly recommended!
Miao Dong Night Market
Address: No. 4, Lane 167, Zhongzheng Road, Fengyuan District, Taichung City
Opening hours: 10:00 - 00:00
Taichung is a market leader that tourists will love
Your break in Taichung will be one of the most surprisingly diverse holidays you could take, with stunning sights wherever you turn and a seemingly endless list of places where you can indulge the bargain hunter in you. Taking the chance to experience Taichung’s growing night market scene will offer you the chance to find the best prices on a range of goods, and also experience this fascinating city even after the sun goes down.
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