Hualien Dongdamen Night Market is divided into 4 divisions: Futing Night Market, Streets of China Cuisines, Streets of Aboriginal Cuisines, and Zhiqiang Night Market. Dongdamen Night Market is located in the 6th Re-planning District. To get there, you can take a public bus from Hualien train station.
Map of Dongdamen Night Market (東大門夜市)
The sidewalk of the night market is made from a combination of India’s Black and Quan Zhou’s White granite. A crane was commissioned to lift the heavy 1.5m*1.5m*0.1m tiles during construction. It is said that these tiles are very durable and are able to withstand the test of time.
Futing Night Market (福町夜市)
In Futing Night market, one can find delectable traditional Taiwan snacks such as Stinky Tofu, Grilled Sausage and Freshly Squeezed Juice; and also entertaining street games such as Pinball and Darts.
Streets of Aboriginal Cuisines (原住民一條街)
Built from traditional bamboo and wood, Streets of Aboriginal cuisines gives off a strong natural and indigenous vibe. If time permits, one should try the special cuisines available such as fried wild boar, stone grilled barbeque, alivonvong, millet wine…. Here, visitors would not only get to savor the tribe’s delicious cuisines, but also feel at home from warmth of the hospitable aboriginal family
There are two aboriginal statues situated beside the main gate, exuding the primitive spirit: brave and strong.
Streets of China Cuisines (各省一條街)
Streets of China Cuisines is made up of quaint brick building, lined up with rows of red lanterns, it exudes a strong nostalgic atmosphere. Cuisines and handcrafts from Guangdong, Guangxi, Henan, Hebei, Hunan and Jiangxi provinces can be found here.
Zhiqiang Night Market (自強夜市)
Zhiqiang Night Market is located behind the Streets of Aboriginal Cuisines. Most of the Zhiqiang Night Market’s vendors are time-honored stores and one find tourists and locals alike queuing up at the famous stores.
Information & Details:
【Address】No.50, Zhongshan Rd., Hualien City, Hualien County 970, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
【Public Transportation-Bus】Take any of the following Hualien Bus 1123/ 1126/ 1128/ 1129/ 1131/ 1132/ 1133/ 1136/ 1139/ 1141/ 105, get off at Hualien terminal station
【Public Transportation-Taxi】From Hualien train station to Dongdamen Night Market, approximately NT150
strory by: tangfeng
photographs by: tangfeng
translator: sophin khoo shumin