Gongguan is Taipei City’s largest student district, which has the National Taiwan University (NTU) Gongguan Campus. It also has a small night market that I recommend visiting to indulge in Taiwanese cuisine.
I’ve lived in Taiwan for over 4 years and have visited Gongguan Night Market many times. Though there isn’t too much to the night market, it still helps to know what foods to try and nearby things to do.
To help you determine whether it’s worth visiting this tourist hotspot, I’ll cover the following:
Let’s dive in.
Quick Facts: Gongguan Night Market
|Hours||3–11:45 PM every day|
|Number of Stalls||Unknown|
|Closest Rail Station||Gongguan Station (Taipei MRT)|
|City Located||Taipei City|
|Address||Lane 90, Section 4, Luosifu Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100|
|Chinese Name||公館夜市 (Gōngguǎn yèshì)|
Foods To Try at Gongguan Night Market
Here are various food stalls and restaurants you should try in Gongguan Night Market:
|Food||Restaurant/Stand||Stall’s Chinese Name||Address|
|Taiwanese Hamburger (Gua Bao)||Lan Jia Traditional Taiwanese Snack||藍家割包||No. 3號, Alley 8, Ln. 316, Section 3, Roosevelt Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100|
|Green Onion Pancake||Hsiung Chi Scallion Pancake||雄記蔥抓餅||Gongguan Night Market, 2, Lane 108, Section 4, Luosifu Road, Zhongzheng, Taipei, 110, Taiwan|
What is the difference between Taiwanese and American burgers? The Taiwanese burger consists of pork meat, cilantro, pickled cabbage, and peanut powder between fluffy white buns. Although it may sound unusual, it is actually delicious.
The Michelin guide provides an in-depth look at Lan Jia’s burgers .
However, I cannot distinguish between this burger and others I have tried in Taiwan. Perhaps my taste buds are not very discerning.
If you are in the area, I suggest visiting the Gongguan Night Market, which is small compared to larger markets like Shilin.
How To Get To Gongguan Night Market
Take the Taipei Metro Green line to Gongguan Station. Upon departing, exit the station through Exit 1. And you’ll be around the night market area.
What Is There To Do Near the Gongguan Shopping Area
Here’s what to do nearby Gongguan Night Market:
|Gongguan Shopping District||4 min.||Various shops & restaurants|
|Flea Market||5 min.||Market to find cheap goods|
|Treasure Hill Artist Village||8 min.||An old military village with beautiful sites|
|Guanyin Temple||8 min.||Temple dedicated to the goddess, Guan Yin|
|Taipei Water Park||8 min.||Water rides and educational areas|
|NTNU insect Museum||12 min.||An insect museum|
|Gongguan Waterfront Plaza||11 min.||Riverside w/ bars, cafes, and cycling/walking paths|
The Gongguan Shopping District offers many restaurants and shops for those seeking more food options. If you haven’t had enough to eat at the night market, consider checking out some of these establishments. I do not have any specific recommendations, however.
The Flea Market is typically open during the day and offers a variety of secondhand or unused items at affordable prices. If you’re looking to get a good deal, this is the best flea market I have found.
Aside from the one in Tianmu.
Treasure Hill used to serve as a military outpost during the Japanese Empire’s rule of Taiwan, but it eventually became a residential settlement. During the last week of March until early May, local residents display 20-30 art exhibitions and host a market.
There is also a temple located in the area.
Alternatively, you can visit the water park on a hot day, check out the bug exhibits at the museum, or explore the waterfront. This area frequently holds events and riverside markets.
If you’re in the area, visit Gongguan Night Market to try the scallion pancakes and Taiwanese burgers. And if the night market is a letdown, visit one of the various nearby attractions.
To help plan the rest of your trip in Taipei, check out my other guides.
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