Hsinchu Chenghuang Temple Night Market is adjacent to the Hsinchu City God Temple. Some foods it’s known for include vermicelli, pork rice, and fish balls. Dig deeper to learn more about this market.
I’m reviewing as many night markets as possible, which led me to Hsinchu’s City God Temple Market. I compiled as much information as possible to help you determine whether it’s worth a visit.
Tidbits I’ll cover include:
Let’s get to it.
Quick Facts: Hsinchu City God Temple Market #
|Hours||Every Day 10 AM–10 PM|
|Number of Stalls||Unknown|
|Closest Rail Station||NA|
|Opening Date||Between 1895 and 1945|
|City Located||Hsinchu City|
|Address||No. 75, Zhongshan Rd., North District, Hsinchu City, Taiwan|
|Chinese Name||城隍廟夜市 (Chén Huáng Miào yèshì)|
Foods to Try at Chenghuang Temple Night Market #
While you’re visiting Chenghuang Temple, I recommend visiting these places in the City God Night Market and trying dishes like:
|Fish Meatball Soup||Zheng’s Fishball (鄭家魚丸燕圓)||No. 75號, Zhongshan Rd, North District, Hsinchu City, 300|
|Spring Rolls||Kuo’s Spring Roll (郭家潤餅)||No. 75號, Zhongshan Rd, North District, Hsinchu City, 300|
|Cuttlefish Soup||Lian’s Cuttlefish Thick Soup (連家魷魚羹)||No. 75, Zhongshan Rd, North District, Hsinchu City, 300|
|Oyster Omelet||Wang’s Oyster Omelet (王記蚵仔煎)||No. 75號, Zhongshan Rd, North District, Hsinchu City, 300|
|Rice Vermicelli Noodles||Acheng Rice Vermicelli (阿城號米粉)||No. 75號, Zhongshan Rd, North District, Hsinchu City, 300|
|Pork Belly On Top Of Rice||Liu’s Braised Pork Rice (劉家肉燥飯)||No. 92號, Yucheng Rd, Sanmin District, Kaohsiung City, 807|
I also highly recommend trying this bread. I can’t remember the bread’s name. From what I’ve found, it seems like it’s pita bread.
Either way, I could eat an entire bag in an hour. I honestly can’t remember the address to save my life, either. If you see a stand with these bags, or cooking these beauties, buy them.
While you’re browsing the market, try other foods that look good. Or buy souvenirs.
How To Get To Chenghuang Temple Night Market #
From Hsinchu Railway Station, take buses (link to bus schedules) 11A, 11, or 21 to the City God Temple stop.
Otherwise, order an Uber or taxi.
Things To Do Near Hsinchu Chenghuang Temple Night Market #
Here’s a list of things to do nearby the Hsinchu City God market:
|City God Temple||3 Min.||Observe Beautiful Architecture & Pray|
|Hsinchu Central Market||4 Min.||Traditional Market (Buy Stuff)|
|Hsinchu Dongmen Market||5 Min.||Peruse The Old Street|
|Zhongzhengtai Night Market||5 Min.||Try Different Foods|
|Hsinchu Guandi Temple||4 Min.||More Architecture|
|Hsinchu Zoo||9 Min. (Drive)||It’s A Zoo|
|Hsinchu Weekend Flower Market||7 Min. (Drive)||Try New Foods, Play Games, And Observe Orchids|
Most of these activities involve temples or other markets to visit. But it’s all within a reasonable distance from Hsinchu Station.
And you’ll never find a food shortage.
Before finishing this guide, let’s check out the market’s history.
Hsinchu City God Temple History #
Within Hsinchu’s North District, you’ll find the Chenghuang Temple, or City God, Night Market ( 城隍廟夜市), which sits before the temple.
The night market has been around since Japan’s occupation (between 1895 and 1945).
While you’re there, visit Chenghuang Temple. It was built during the Qing Dynasty, and it’s regarded as one of the highest-ranking City God temples throughout Taiwan. That’s because the Chenghuang, the god, has superior spiritual powers .
A City God is a deity or a group of deities meant to protect a specific town or city. You’ll find these types of temples everywhere throughout Taiwan.
If you’re in Hsinchu City, or just passing by, I recommend stopping by Cheng Huang Temple to learn more about this popular area’s history.
I also recommend trying some delicious dishes at the day (and night) market.
Check out my other Taiwanese night market guides. You may find a market to explore when visiting most of Taiwan’s cities.