Guide to Chenghuang Temple Night Market

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Coming to or passing Hsinchu City?

You’ll want to explore the area’s infamous ancient Chinese temple and noteworthy night market.

Throughout this piece, I’ll talk about Hsinchu City’s Chenghuang Temple Night Market. I will cover basic information, foods that you should try, and a brief history of the place.

Quick Facts

HoursEvery day 10 AM–10 PM
Number of StallsUnknown
Opening dateBetween 1895 and 1945
CityHsinchu City
This table shows information for City God Night Market

City God Night Market address: No. 75, Zhongshan Rd., North District, Hsinchu City, Taiwan

Brief History and General Information #

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 the times of 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.

Foods You Should Try at City God Night Market #

While you’re visiting Chenghuang Temple, I recommend visiting these places in the City God Night Market and popular trying dishes like:

  • Acheng Rice Vermicelli (阿城號米粉)
  • Liu’s Braised Pork Rice (劉家肉燥飯)
  • Wang’s Oyster Omelet (王記蚵仔煎)
  • Lian’s Cuttlefish Thick Soup (連家魷魚羹)
  • Kuo’s Spring Roll (郭家潤餅)
  • Zheng’s Fishball (鄭家魚丸)

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, you can order an Uber or taxi.

Visit Today

If you’re in Hsinchu City, or just passing by, I recommend stopping at Cheng Huang Temple to learn more about this popular area’s history.

I also recommend trying some of the delicious dishes at the day (and night) market.

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