Tonghua Night Market – Visitors Guide

Tonghua (or Linjiang) Night Market is a street food market in Taipei City. It’s not that big, but is home to over 200 food stalls and plenty of random shops. Keep reading to learn whether it’s worth visiting.

I’ve visited Tonghua market many times and want to help you determine whether it’s worth visiting. So I put together a bunch of information.

Important Information

HoursDaily: 6:00 PM–12:00 AM
Number of Stalls200+
Closest Rail StationXinyi Anhe: Taipei MRT Red Line
Opening Date1979: technically
Residing CityTaipei City
AddressLinjiang St, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Chinese Name/s通化夜市 (Tōnghuà Yèshì) or臨江夜市 (Línjiāng yèshì)
Tonghua Night Market information.

Eat These Foods While You’re Here

Linjiang street night market has many top-tier food stands you should try like:

FoodRestaurant/StandRestaurant Chinese NameAddress
Yu Pin Yuan Iced & Hot TangyuanYu Pin Yuan Iced & Hot Tangyuan御品元冰火湯圓No. 31, Alley 50, Lane 39, Tonghua St, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106
Stinky TofuTien Hsiang天香臭豆腐No. 19-1, Linjiang Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Oyster omeletNowhere specificNANA
Soy milkNowhere specificNANA
Braised cow stomachLiang Chi Lu Wei梁記滷味No. 33號, Alley 50, Lane 39, Tonghua St, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106
Stir fried dishesLo Chi Hsiao Chao駱記小炒No. 27號, Alley 50, Lane 39, Tonghua St, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106
Stinky TofuYīkǒu jīn sū chòu dòufu一口金酥臭豆腐No. 81號, Linjiang St, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106
Foods to try at Linjiang Night Market.

Michelin recommended the stinky tofu, tangyuan, braised cow stomach, and stir fried dish restaurants in their Michelin Bib Gourmand guide in 2019 [1]. Meaning, they’re selected by judges and are judged as having good food at reasonable prices.

Tonghua isn’t that big. I was a tad bit disappointed, yet relieved, after venturing through the market. The former because there weren’t too many options. And the latter because I wasn’t overwhelmed by food stalls.

If you’re bored, you’ll find plenty of shops in the area. And massage parlors. I went to get a massage and felt super relaxed afterward. Which is when I went into the night market to snag a snack.

In case you’re curious, I went to 指舞春秋足體養生會館-通化會館 全身按摩/腳底按摩 Massage. Or Dancing Finger Massage for short.  Here’s the address: No. 19-2號, Tonghua St, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106.

The staff does speak English, but only accepts cash.

How to Get There

Take one of the following Taipei MRT routes:

  • Brown Line: get off at Liuzhangli Station
    • Exit the station, turn left, & walk down the street
    • Cross the road & turn right onto Keelung road
    • An 8-10 minute walk will lead you to the market
  • Red Line: get off at Xinyi Anhe Station & leave from Exit 3
    • Walk straight until teaching Tonghua Street
    • Turn right & continue walking until reaching the market
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Rent a YouBike and ride it to the night market. There’s a YouBike station at the Guangfu South and Keelung roads intersection.

Or take the bus to Xinyi Tonghua or San Hsing Primary School stations. You’ll find 10 or more buses going to these stops. But I advise against taking the bus. In my experience, the bus drivers like the gas pedal a bit too much.

Nearby Attractions

Here’s a list of nearby attractions to Linjiang Night Market:

AttractionWalking TimeTo Do
Taipei 10117 min.Observatory, shopping center, & more
Taipei International Convention Center13 min.Check for events
Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall20 min.A memorial for Taiwan’s “father”
Xinyi Shopping Center21 min.High-end shopping center
Things to do near Linjiang Night Market.

Xinyi Breeze and Taipei 101 are a bit of a walk. But you could cut that walking time in half. Board the MRT at Xinyi Anhe Station and depart at Taipei 101 World Trade Center Station.

If you’re up for a night hike, you could ride the metro to Xiangshan Station and make your way up Xiangshan Mountain.

I wouldn’t recommend taking the MRT to Sun Yat-sen, though. Because you’d need to take the Blue Line to get there. Renting a YouBike, hailing a taxi, or taking an Uber are likely your best options. But not the most cost efficient.

You could spend an entire day at the Xinyi Shopping Center. It has plenty of shops, a movie theater, an arcade, and various restaurants.

If you really want to visit Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, you could venture to the opposite side of the shopping center to Taipei City Hall station. It’s a pleasant walk and will give you access to all the attractions along the Taipei Metro Blue Line.

Tonghua’s History

Linjiang doesn’t have the deepest history, but here’s a timeline:

  • 1964: an area that was rice paddies
  • 1965: the ROC military built a military dependents’ village to serve as housing for soldiers
  • 1979: an asphalt road laid in the area became Tonghua Street Night Market
  • 2001: name changed from “Tonghua Night Market” to “Linjiang Night Market”

There isn’t much to Linjiang Market otherwise. It’s a street food market that gave birth to various stalls that landed in Michelin’s recommended stands in Taipei. I’d say that’s exceptional given the night market’s size.

Additional Photos

Taiwanese hamburger stand at Linjiang Night Market, Taipei, Taiwan
Taiwanese hamburger stand.
Bowl of stinky tofu at Linjiang Night Market, Taipei, Taiwan
Stinky tofu stand at Linjiang Night Market, Taipei, Taiwan
Stinky tofu stand at Linjiang Night Market, Taipei, Taiwan
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Yu Pin Yuan Iced & Hot Tangyuan