The area surrounding Xinzhuang Temple Street used to be a massive trading port due to its close proximity to the nearby major river.
Over time, that has changed.
Now this area is home to an old temple and the bustling Xinzhuang Night Market that attracts hundreds of locals each night.
If you’re in this area, I highly recommend giving this night market a try. While it’s not Shilin Night Market, it still presents plenty of ways for you to immerse yourself into the country’s culture.
While reading through this section, you’ll find every almost of the information you’ll want to know about this night market in New Taipei City
|Hours||Every day 4 PM–12 AM|
|Number of Stalls||Unknown|
General Information and History #
Xinzhuang, or Xinzhuang Miaojie Night Market, sits on the 300-year-old Xinzhuang Old Street in New Taipei. While you’re here, you’ll find plenty of traditional monuments like Dizhang Temple, which has been around since the Qing Dynasty.
It’s not a night market that targets tourists, so you’ll seldom see other foreigners here.
That doesn’t mean that you won’t find good food, though.
What is Nearby? #
While you’re in the area, you can travel to IKEA, which is about a 10-minute walk or a five-minute YouBike ride. From there, you can get lost in the labyrinth of furniture displays and try some of the food there.
If you intend on staying in the area for a while, and happen to be in this area when during the day, you can navigate around Banqiao District and check out various cool places.
You can take the Taipei Metro Circular Line from Touqianzhuang Metro Station to Xinpu Minsheng Station and walk about five minutes to the Banqiao Flower Market.
It pales in comparrison to the Jianguo Holiday Flower, but it still has many beautiful bonsai trees and other plants you can observe.
Otherwise, you can take the Circular Line to Banqiao Station and wander around that area. There are plenty of air conditioned shopping centers like Mega City or Global Mall.
If you want to venture to somewhere else in Taiwan, Banqiao has a Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) and Taiwan High Speed Rail (TSHR) station.
If you’re in Taiwan in December, Banqiao hosts its annual Christmasland Festival.
During this time, the city government will adorn the city hall and the surrounding area with Christmas decorations and light displays.
Foods You Should Try #
I recommend the green onion pancakes. Not from any particular stand, though.
Since it’s like most night markets in Taiwan, walk around until you see something you like.
If you have trouble ordering something, use a translation app to communicate with the night market vendor.
How To Get To Xinzhuang Night Market #
To get to Xinzhuang Temple Street’s night market, you could take a taxi or Uber there.
Or, you can depart from one of two Taipei MRT stations—Xinzhuang (Yellow Line) or Touqianzhuang (Circular Line and Yellow Line).
From there, it’ll take you 4–9 minutes to walk from either MRT station to the night market.
If you want to embark on an adventure, you can get off at either Xinpu Minsheng (Circular Line) or Xinpu Station, rent a YouBike, and ride there.
It’ll take you about 20 minutes, but you can ride along the riverside and cross the Crescent (or Moon) Bridge (新月橋) into the Xinzhuang area.
Give Xinzhuang Miaojie Night Market a Try
If you’re in New Taipei City and are around this area, there’s plenty for you to do despite this night market not being located near any major tourist hotspots.