Feng Chia Night Market (aka Fengjia Night Market) in Taichung City is said to be the largest and also has the best food of any night market in Taiwan. Here you can find every Taiwanese snack food you could ever want and more. Popular foods here include stinky tofu, danbing (egg pancake), fried chicken, taro ice, octopus balls, and much more for you to explore. It should definitely be on your list for your next trip to Taiwan.
The area where Feng Chia Night Market stands was a former dependents village for KMT military veterans. However, in 1963 the area was chosen for the new Feng Chia Industrial Academy, which later became Feng Chia University. Due to the increase of nearly 20,000 students, the area outside the school became a hotbed for cheap snacks to feed hungry students. The same thing has happened in other areas of Taiwan, such as Shilin Night Market, which is close to Mingchuan University, Soochow University, China Culture University, and Shih Chien University.
Currently, Fengchia Night Market has nearly 400 stall spaces and has over 10 million visitors annually.
The night market is busy every night, bus especially on holidays and weekends.
Around 4 PM until 2 AM, every day.
There are many tours of Taichung available on KKday here or Klook here, such as an Instagram Day Tour, Historic Downtown and Sun Cake DIY Experience, Taichung Railway Station Walking Tour, Local Market Biking Tour, Aboriginal Food Tour, and much more on KKday here or Klook here.
Hotels in Taichung:
Most of the accommodation you will find is near the city center. If you will only visit downtown, you can consider a day trip from Taipei.
We have stayed at and recommend the Norway Forest Travel Hotel, a convenient hotel right in front of Taichung Station (you can book on Booking.com here, Agoda here, or compare prices on Kayak here), and Sin Fu Business Hotel which is also a great value for the money and great quality in downtown Taichung (you can book on Agoda here or compare prices on Kayak here).
Looking for a hotel? We recommend booking through Booking.com here, which provides the best quality selection of accommodation in Taiwan.
Find out where to stay in our Taiwan hotels guide or search for the best hotel deals in Taiwan here.
How to get there:
By Bus: From Taichung station, you can take bus 79 to the night market. You can also book a Taichung sightseeing bus on KKday here.
By Car/ Scooter: From Central Taichung. take Taichung Avenue East and then turn right on Xitun Road, and later another right onto Wenhua Road and you will see the night market. There is limited scooter parking on the side of the road and some paid car parking nearby. Looking for scooter rental in Taichung? Check out Klook here or KKday here to search for options.
If you are looking for car rentals, you can also search Qeeq here, Klook here, or KKday here. You can also check out our car rental guide here.
By Bicycle: Cycling is the best way to enjoy Taiwan's landscapes if you have the time and energy. Looking for bicycle rentals in Taiwan? You can use Taiwan's many Youbike sharing stations, or search for rentals on KKday here, and search for tours on Klook here. You can also check out our Taiwan cycling guide here. You can also book a Market Biking Tour in Taichung on Klook here.
For more information, check out our Taiwan transportation guide here.
Map: Please see below:
I have been to Feng Chia Night Market three times. It is certainly one of the busiest night markets I have ever been to. You will definitely get the full Taiwan night market experience if you come here.
There are many tours of Taichung available on KKday here or Klook here.
The most recognizable landmark here is the stone sign for Feng Chia University, which sits right at the front door of the university at the far East end (or beginning) of the night market.
You can find almost anything you want here, as far as cheap food and cheap goods.
On this particular trip, we tried out Tuchan (土產) which is an all you can eat braised pork rice establishment, which is one of the greatest ideas I have ever seen.
They also have beef soup and braised eggs.
I also had some fried rice here.
All you can eat braised pork rice.
Another view from the front of the stall.
Another favorite snack of mine here is cheesy potato.
Also cheesy fried chicken is awesome.
A photo of the cheesy fried chicken for your viewing pleasure.
Further to the south of the night market it can get super crowded.
Delicious papaya milk.
Back at the front gate.
Tons of food options and tons of people.
At the very crowded center of the night market.
Blurry photo from the middle of the night market.
Guabao, Taiwanese hamburger.
BBQ lamb on a stick.
Roast duck pancake.
More stalls and people.
More people and options.
Cheap electronics store.
Another view of the cheap electronics store. This store (Jisutong 急速通) is a chain store with many branches throughout night markets in Taiwan.
Bag and luggage shop.
More people packed in the night market.
Fried squid and grilled steak.
Kinmen Guandong Soup, which I had in Kinmen and it was awesome.
A view looking down the main street which sells mainly clothes.
You can see more photos of the night market in the gallery above.
For more food suggestions, you can also check out this blog in Chinese.
Don't forget that Taichung has lots of indoor and outdoor activities available, such as Scuba Cube Hotel Indoor Diving Experience, Batting Cages, Indoor Skiing and Sledding, Car Race Track, Pilot an Aircraft, Glamping, Archery, Trampoline Center, Off-road ATVing, Hiking, see cherry blossoms, stargazing, Aboriginal Food Tour, cooking class, and much more on KKday here or Klook here.
There are many amazing sites and attractions in Taichung, such as Gaomei Wetlands, Rainbow Village, Luce Chapel, Rainbow Village, Wuling Farm, Nantun Old Street, Xinshe Flower Garden, Lihpao Land Theme Park and more.
You can also book a Taichung pass for multiple attractions on Klook here or here.
Be sure to check out our full guide to Taichung here.
You can also check out our full travel guide to Taiwan here.
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