Jialefu Night Market is the largest night market in Chiayi, located right next to the local Carrefour shopping center. Jialefu Night Market is a play on words, sounding like the Chinese for the popular department store Carrefour (家樂福 Jiālèfú) and adding in the first character in Chiayi (Jiāyì 嘉義). The Carrefour next door doesn’t seem to mind. Here you can find every kind of traditional Taiwan night market food you could ask for. The main delicacy here is Mongolian grill and barbecue.
Jialefu Night Market has about 300 stalls, and includes the only indoor batting cage in a Taiwan night market. Parking is provided by the Carrefour shopping center next door, which has over 1500 parking spots.
The night market is the largest in Chiayi, considerably larger than the night market on Wenhua Road in downtown Chiayi.
About 6 PM to 12:30 PM
How to get there:
By Car/Scooter: From the front of Chiayi Train Station turn south and take a right on provincial highway 159. After that take a left on Bo'ai West Road until you reach Carrefour. There is free scooter and car parking at Carrefour. The night market is right to the left of Carrefour.
By Train/Bus: From Chiayi Station, take bus 7320, 7325, or 7326 to Fulong Temple Station (伏龍宮 Fúlónggōng) after which you need to walk south about 10 minutes on Bo'ai West Road until you reach Carrefour.
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I have been to Jialefu Night Market about three times. It's really convenient because you can park at Carrefour, do some basic shopping, and then eat at the night market. If you are driving a car to Chiayi, it's an obvious pit stop with convenient parking.
At the front of the night market are lots of mainly two things: fruit stands and barbeque stands.
The most unique and defining food in this night market is the Mongolian Barbecue. Unfortunately I have never tried the Mongolian barque here, but I definitely want to next time.
If you are not into barbecue either, there are lots of other traditional Taiwanese snacks to choose from like this brown sugar boba tea.
Good stuff for only about 40 NT.
We also had some traditional intestine noodles, my Taiwanese wife's favorite.
Can't resist that intestine flavor.
Cheap ice cream for about 15 NT.
Also this night market sells lots of cheap clothes and accessories. I would say about half the night market is clothing related. Perfect for working families with limited budgets.
Also there are lots of child clothing and toys sold in this market.
More clothes and bags on display.
More women's clothes and accessories.
Salty fried chicken (鹹酥鷄 Xián sū jī) for only 10 NT per serving.
An open area for night market related carnival games.
Another view of the entrance before we went to Carrefour for more shopping.
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