Zhuwei Fishing Harbor is a recreational tourist harbor in Taoyuan, Taiwan. It includes a large seafood market and a long rainbow arch bridge across the harbor. If you love fresh seafood for a good price, you definitely need to come here.
Zhuwei Fishing Harbor had its beginnings in 1952 when a small boat dock was created in the area. Later a levee was built in 1959. The harbor was massively expanded in 1993, and was declared a tourist fish market in 2000.
The harbor lies only 3 KM from Taoyuan International Airport.
The main fish caught and sold here are Catfish, Sharks, Black pomfret, Squid, Bonito, and mullet.
8 AM to 6 PM
How to get there:
By car: Take expressway 61 to Taoyuan and take the exit near Zhuwei. The harbor is just west of the expressway. There is limited free parking near the harbor, and also paid parking nearby.
By scooter: Take provincial highway 15 south from Taipei stop at Zhuwei Harbor.
By bus: From Taoyuan, take bus 5017 west to the harbor.
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I have been to Zhuwei Harbor once and it exceeded my expectations. There were tons of stalls here and many seafood options for cheap prices.
First we came across this night market style area near the parking lot, with stalls under tents.
Photos of the day market above.
Also there was a playground in the middle of the parking area.
The main street goes right next the the harbor and has lots of seafood restaurants, and the seafood market itself.
People lining up in front of one of the restaurants.
People lining up for fish balls.
The entrance to the seafood market was super crowded, and it was even more crowded because of COVID controls. Everyone had to enter and exit from the same little doorway.
Clams and shellfish.
You can see more of the items sold here in the gallery above.
More seafood photos above.
Some fishball and rice noodle soup.
More fish ball soup. If you did not know, fish balls are made by taking fish meat and rolling it into a paste with flour.
There is also a large open plaza in front of the harbor.
Another view of the plaza.
View looking north toward the rainbow bridge.
View of the actual harbor.
Many people pass across the rainbow bridge because there is more free parking on the other side.
Looking back on the fish market from the top of the bridge.
View of the colorful boats in the harbor.
More photos of the bridge in the gallery above.
There is also a sandy beach here, but the feral dogs and dirty river water kept us from venturing further.
Construction on the other side of the river.
Free parking along the river levee.
Last view of the outdoor market before we headed back to our car.
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