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Taichung City Second Market

Posted Date:2018/04/30 2758


The 100-year-old Taichung City Second Market is located on Sanmin Road and Taiwan Boulevard. It was a place of pricy extravagant merchandise in the Japanese colonial period.
The center of the market is marked by a historic hexagon architecture. In early times, it was an important market where daily commodities were gathered and distributed. Due to the wide variety of goods, vendors were placed in different sections in the hexagon layout.
The Second Market is also a place where you can find delicious local food of Taichung. Some of the iconic traditional deliciousness that can be traced back to generations ago include braised pork belly with rice, white jute, mushroom and meat soup, black tea, noodles, etc. Any food vendor you find in the market is probably a gourmet-certified eatery. It is the place to visit for some traditionally flavored Taichung snacks.


No.87, Sec. 2, Sanmin Rd., Central Dist., Taichung City

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  • fandyadh7230

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    Traditional market

    Traveler rating:4 2019-06

    Visit this market in the morning. Clean traditional market. Good place to try local dishes at lower prices.
  • neilhassall

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    Limited appeal / small market

    Traveler rating:3 2019-02

    I’n not really sure what all the fuss is about - it is quite a small market, limited in what it sells and not as good as others I’ve been to in Taiwan. We visited at around 2pm on a Tuesday afternoon...
  • Goochmaster

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    Quick Visit Will do.

    Traveler rating:4 2018-10

    The second market is close to the Taipei Main station and easily reached by bus. The famous food is right at the front entrance of the market at Zhongshan road. They sell the glutinous rice sausage...
  • earlgreyane

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    Spotted good foods in the market!

    Traveler rating:4 2018-06

    Though the appearance of the market looks like some old and torn market, but the foods offered in the market were hidden gems! Though most people recommended the stall that offered Glutinous Rice...
  • kimitakas

    Trip Type:

    Solo travel

    Local market

    Traveler rating:3 2018-04

    2nd Market in Taichung is a local market, which houses groceries. There are also some eateries, but for foreigners it is difficult to place an order.

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