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Zhongyuan Commercial Area (Zhongyuan Night Market) 中原商圈 (中原夜市)

Traveler rating:4 37 Reviews


Popularity: 1979

Friday: 17:00 – 01:00


Stuff yourself with great food and take awesome food pictures — inexpensive cuisines await you here.

Vivid hand-painted movie posters —check out the movie poster artist’s masterpieces in the night market.

Cosmetics and trendy clothes — keep up with fashion trends with ease.


Want to know what's popular with young people? Come to Zhongyuan Night Market to find it out! No matter the trendiest food, the most stylish young people's items or the most well-liked restaurants, you can find them all on Shijian Road and Rixin Road, and catch up on all the latest fashion trends!

Situated next to Chung Yuan Christian University, Zhongyuan Night Market always gets crowded when dusk falls. Many people start to wait in line before the business hours just because of their dream good value food! Steamed soup dumplings made with chewy wrappers and juicy ingredients wrapped inside will make you full and satisfied! Don't be too surprised to find Taiwanese fried chicken in your wheel pies of 8cm thick. Buy one and you'll get two of the best Taiwan street food dishes at one time! Different from those made with flour, pork donuts can be served with either Thai spicy sauce or honey mustard sauce that contributes to the amazing mouthfeel. Coming to Zhongyuan Night Market that features great snacks and tasty street food, you can also get a handmade drink and draw a lot at the shop to try your luck, have a "Fruit Fuji" cake to replenish vitamin C, or take a huge bite of delicious grilled fried chicken! Hooray! Let's eat all night!

Besides satisfying your hunger, there are lots of interesting things to do in Zhongyuan Night Market! A widely-popular table gaming shop would be excellent and fun for a group of good friends: playing mind tricks, challenging everyone's vision, competing with one another and trying the guts! Located at the intersection of Shijian Road and Rixin Road, the second-run Zhongyuan Grand Theater is not only the place to enjoy movies at discounted price, but also a hot Facebook check-in spot not to be missed. The movie features vividly painted on the billboards are executed by the well-known billboard artist, Mr. Hsieh Sen-shan, who uses saturated colors to bring the painted portraits to life. Usually, it takes one day for Mr. Hsieh to complete a hand-painted billboard, but sometimes it may take up to five days to finish a complicated one. Though in danger of extinction, the hand-crafted film billboards are instilling some vintage beauty into Zhongyuan Night Market that features the latest fashion and style trends.



Opening Hours Sunday: 17:00 – 01:00
Monday: 17:00 – 01:00
Tuesday: 17:00 – 01:00
Wednesday: 17:00 – 01:00
Thursday: 17:00 – 01:00
Friday: 17:00 – 01:00
Saturday: 17:00 – 01:00
Charge Free admission


  • Bus Station
  • Toilet
  • Parking Lot
  • Shop
  • Bike Rest Stop


Choose a transportation method based on your departure location.


■Zhongyuan Elementary School Underground Parking Lot
■Times Parking Lot ( Zhongyuan Night Market)
■Times 3rd Parking Lot (Zhongbei Rd., Zhongli Dist.)
■Zhongyuan Parking Lot

TripAdvisor Reviews

Traveler rating:4.0 37 Reviews Write a Review

Traveler rating

  1. 1 Terrible
  2. 0 Poor
  3. 5 Average
  4. 13 Very good
  5. 17 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 4 Families
  2. 7 Couples
  3. 4 Solo
  4. 1 Business
  5. 15 Friends
  • carlc256

    Zhongli, Taoyuan

    Lights, variety, crowds

    Traveler rating:5 2019-06

    This night market blankets an entire neighborhood close to a university so it tends to be a bit more lively than some others. There are also a few cool bars here as well as some eclectic sit-down joints.
  • Tobias1973

    Zhongli, Taiwan

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    interesting nightmarket

    Traveler rating:4 2018-03

    This nightmarket is smaller than Zhongli's Xinming nightmarket and therefore it would be only my second choice. Many students visit this nightmarket because it's close to university.
  • manekineko_t

    Taipei, Taiwan

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    小上海 fried chicken!

    Traveler rating:5 2016-08

    Happened to pop by this jewel and decided to try their fried chicken bits.. Not too dry and really affordable too! Its called 小上海. Not sure why is it named this way but please do yourself a favour and pick up one bag of chicken! Comes in two sizes, small and large, TWD 50 and TWD 100 respectively.. You may also choose the degree of spiciness too. Comes in pepper, chilli or both! Have fun trying them out today.
  • Excursion05174190125


    Traveler rating:4 2020-04

  • yaodajee


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    Traveler rating:3 2019-08


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