Taoyuan Tourist Night Market(桃園觀光夜市)
－Time-honored street food — shared memory among locals.
－Shop and have fun — hundreds of vendors provide the best pace for entertainment.
The Taoyuan Tourist Night Market is situated on Zhongzheng Road in Taoyuan District and interspersed along Zhongzheng 1st Street, Zhengkang 2nd Street, and Beipu Road. Every evening after nightfall, traffic lanes and alleys are lit up to become a perfect place for fun and relaxation for the community. Many stalls and shops are gathered on the lanes and alleyways of Beipu Road, Zhengkang 1st Street, and Zhengkang 2nd Street. A wide range of products are on display here, especially the different types of food and cuisines which are too many to mention. Come and visit the Taoyuan Tourist Night Market, it will be definitely worth your trip!
The Taoyuan Tourist Night Market was started a long time ago. In the beginning, it was centered around Jingfu Temple along Zhongzheng Road and the lanes on either side, therefore it was also known as the Zhongzheng Road Night Market. Gradually, it extended from Zhongzheng Road to the corner of Sanmin Road, but due to its obstructing the traffic, the market was relocated twice. In 1988, it was finally moved to the area between Beipu Road and Zhengkang 2nd Street and was renamed the "Taoyuan Tourist Night Market," which is where it current stands.
Taoyuan Tourist Night Market covers a total length of about 3Km with around 265 stalls. Most stalls are focused on traditional cuisines and snacks. Local snacks from all regions can be found here, Taiwanese style cuisine, stir-fried fresh seafood, desserts and ices, braised foods and grilled snacks. There are numerous old snack stalls which are a part of the shared memory among local residents who grew up in Taoyuan. There are also fun fair facilities for children, leatherwear and luggage, home items, furniture and beddings, men and women's accessories, fashion and clothing, as well as numerous lifestyle products, enabling Taoyuan night market to once more become the lifestyle center among the local people.
Unlike the set-up in other night markets where food and clothing stalls are mixed together, food stalls of the Taoyuan night market is mainly concentrated on Beipu Road, while clothing and home items can be found on Zhengkang 2nd Street. This arrangement makes it easier for visitors to find what they are looking for. Even though the night market does not cover a large area, food and snacks found here are all different and unique. For example, the old oyster pancake stall or the famous grilled snack stall, the flavorsome and tender bamboo chicken, a summer must have treat, the crispy snow ice, grass tea made from an infusion of natural herbs, succulent and savory medicinal mutton soup, freshly-fried pork spareribs which is crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside, Taiwanese style desserts such as taro soup and millet porridge, etc. You must try all of these delectable treats when you visit the Taoyuan Tourist Night Market.
Furthermore, in addition to traditional Taiwanese cuisine, Taoyuan Tourist Night Market also offers a huge selection of international delicacies such as shawarma from Turkey and Mexican tortillas, as well as American style grilled spuds which are just some of the special snacks you will find here.
If you are already at the Taoyuan Tourist Night Market, apart from trying out all the foods and snacks, the shopping district in front of the Taoyuan Train Station located on Zhongzheng Road is also well worth a visit. The district offers fine department stores and trendy fashion products. Not only will you be able to experience the flourishing shopping district, you will also get to see the beauty of Taoyuan's night life. You can also use the opportunity to visit the renowned Taoyuan attraction, Jingfu Temple and taste all of the local cuisines of Taoyuan in one go.
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Not a very busy night marketI went there at 6pm. There weren't many people at the night market, as compared to the night market in the city, which is great if you're a tourist. Lots of good food and drinks. But in my opinion the food is more for the local people rather than for the tourist.
Not very interestingIts a night market, most major cities , towns in Taiwan has it, but this one doesn't really have anything special, it sells ordinary grocery and with some café/restaurants. Do be careful when you shop here, unlike other markets, this one is right on the road, traffics, cars, motorbike continue to run when market is on, and call it night market is a mistake as it operate during the day as well... Unfortunately after a few visit, its nothing remarkable, and doesn't sell anything too special, lack of pedestrian safety as well
Must visit for night markets in TaoyuanThis night market is much smaller than the ones in main cities like Taipei and Taichung, but the food here is cheaper by a notch compared to the ones in Taipei though. There's not much things to shop here, but there's much in terms of local food delicacies. You can take a nice walk around this night market as there's significantly much less people here compared to the other bigger night markets, and the food varieties are also slightly different, there's a lot of Chinese dessert stores around here (Chinese desserts like soya beancurd, red / green bean soup etc). You can make a quick stop at any dessert store after having the mains, I haven't actually tasted food that are not nice in Taiwan before, so just pick 1 and go in for a hot / cold dessert!
Hong Kong, China
Have you ever fishing prawns to eat?! Here you are.Search gold7778t in Youtube for more details of this place. Taiwan Taoyuan is not very big. This Taoyuan tourist night market is a MUST visit when you stay in Taoyuan. Although there are other night market in Taoyuan, this is a very famous one. You can buy other than street food but to shop as well. There is a restaurant with customers fishing prawns in a big tank. You can order prawns to eat without fishing. Some games shop that are very old school, but memorable for your childhood. Entrance has a local department store in very low price, don't miss it.
Great for foodies and shoppersI have been to this night market several times over the past 8 years it is worth a visit to sample local food. I am not a shopper but there were many thing to buy if that's your thing. Do not compare this market to the large ones in Taipei, it great for this area.
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