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Zhonghua Night Market

Go on a culinary adventure, sampling traditional Taiwanese snacks and exotic local specialties at this large and lively street market.

The Zhonghua Night Market is the oldest night market in Taichung and has been popular with hungry locals and tourists for more than 40 years. Browse hundreds of stalls selling exotic dishes and food from all over Taiwan.

The market extends for more than 1.9 miles (3 kilometers) along a busy street. Devote at least a couple of hours to enjoying the lively atmosphere and seeing what's on offer.

Use your trip to the market as an excuse to learn about Taiwanese cuisine and to sample some of the region's culinary specialties. Taste an oyster omelet, a Tainan dish that is typically made with fresh oysters, potato starch, eggs and vegetables. Try stewed thick noodles, steamed sandwiches, spring rolls and bawan, a deep fried meat ball. If you are feeling particularly adventurous, look for stalls serving snake meat.

The market also offers a diverse array of international dishes. In addition to kebabs and pizzas, there are lots of other Asian cuisines to try, including Shanghai hot pot and Japanese-style crepes. If you don’t want to eat as you are walking, sit down at one of the many small eating areas next to the stalls.

Do take care as you progress through the market, because the road does not close to traffic. You will most likely see locals riding their motorbikes right up to the stalls to pick up food to go.

While food is the market’s biggest draw, there are also stalls selling clothing and a variety of other items.

Zhonghua Night Market is located within walking distance of Taichung Station. If you prefer not to walk, take one of the city buses that run between the station and the market. After your visit, carry on your shopping experience at the nearby Chungyo Department Store. This upscale retail outlet sells everything from electronics to jewelry. Among the store’s outstanding features are the themed restrooms, including one with an undersea motif.


Best Lodging Options Near Zhonghua Night Market

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Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung NT$2,250
Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung

Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taichung

No. 666, Sec. 2 Taiwan Boulevard, Taichung
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Taichung hotel is located in the business district, within a 15-minute walk of CMP Block Museum of Arts and National Museum of Natural Science. Calligraphy Greenway and Shinkong Mitsukoshi Department Store are also within 1 mi (2 km).

    The Cloud Hotel NT$416
    The Cloud Hotel

    The Cloud Hotel

    No.36, Gongyuan Rd., Central District, Taichung
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Central District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Zhonghua Night Market and Taichung Park. Taichung City Hall and National Museum of Natural Science are also within 1 mi (2 km). Taichung Station is 16 minutes by foot.

      Regal International Hotel NT$692
      Regal International Hotel

      Regal International Hotel

      No.317, Wuquan Rd. North Dist., Taichung
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in North District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of China Medical University and Zhonghua Night Market. Taichung Park and National Museum of Natural Science are also within 1 mi (2 km). Taichung Station is 25 minutes by foot.

        Slow Town Hotel NT$1,016
        Slow Town Hotel

        Slow Town Hotel

        169-1 Guangfu Road, Central District, Taichung
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Central District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Taichung Park, Yizhong Street Night Market, and Zhonghua Night Market. National Museum of Natural Science and National Taichung Theater are also within 6 mi (10 km). Taichung Station is 12 minutes by foot.

          Adagio Hostel NT$583
          Adagio Hostel

          Adagio Hostel

          3F, No. 8-1, Ln. 149, Sec. 2, Sanmin Rd., Central District, Taichung, Taichung
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Central District, this guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of Taichung Second Market and Taichung Park. Zhonghua Night Market and Taichung City Hall are also within 10 minutes. Taichung Station is 12 minutes by foot.

            Inhouse Hotel Grand NT$2,926
            Inhouse Hotel Grand

            Inhouse Hotel Grand

            No.228, Wuquan Rd, North District, Taichung
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in North District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Zhonghua Night Market and China Medical University. Taichung Park and National Museum of Natural Science are also within 1 mi (2 km). Taichung Station is 23 minutes by foot.

              Holiday Inn Express Taichung Park NT$1,714
              Holiday Inn Express Taichung Park

              Holiday Inn Express Taichung Park

              94 Tze Yu Road Section 2, Taichung
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Central District, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Taichung Park, Zhonghua Night Market, and Liuchuan Riverside Walk. National Museum of Natural Science is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away. Taichung Station is 7 minutes by foot.

                Hommie Inn NT$1,172
                Hommie Inn

                Hommie Inn

                No.320, Zhongshan Rd., Central Dist., Taichung
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Central District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Liuchuan Riverside Walk, Zhonghua Night Market, and Taichung City Hall. Taichung Park and National Museum of Natural Science are also within 1 mi (2 km). Taichung Station is 17 minutes by foot.