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Hsinchu City ─ Hsinchu City God Temple

Hsinchu City God (Cheng Huang) Temple

Located on the corner of Zhongshan Rd and Dongmen St, Hsinchu City God (Cheng Huang) Temple is known as the highest-ranking of all Taiwan City God temples. Completed in 1748, Hsinchu Cheng Huang Temple is renowned as Tier-Two historical site with flourishing incense and many Taiwanese snacks in front forming a vivid scene. It is a Taoist temple where hundreds of colorful wall-paintings can be seen with a distinctive arched entrance structure.

Cheng Huang, the city god of justice is responsible for the final judges of each soul who die within his jurisdiction. Cheng Huang was honored “Wei-Ling Kung” by Emperor Guangxu of Ching Dynasty and appointed Cheng Huang Temple as one of the royal temples.

Each year on November 29th of the Lunar Calendar is the birthday of Cheng-Huang, which a birthday ceremony is being held on the eve of the big day through the 29th. There will be traditional parades and firecrackers. Also, on the 2nd of July of the Lunar Calendar, worshippers will gather around Hsinchu City God Temple to see some believers wearing paper-made triangular shackles on their necks for bliss and wellness. .

Hsinchu City God (Cheng Huang) Temple Night Market
Located in front of the Hsinchu City God (Cheng Huang) Temple, Hsinchu City God (Cheng Huang) Temple Night Market has a long history that can be traced back to the Japanese occupation period (1895-1945). Started off with four vendors marked out their territories by bamboo stakes, more vendors gathered by the Hsinchu City God Temple as time passed. Visitors may find famous stalls offering eateries retaining old-time flavors such as Pork Meatballs, Rice Vermicelli, Steamed Cake, and Taiwanese Spring Rolls. Explore Hsinchu cultures and enjoy old-time flavors at the Hsinchu Cheng Huang Temple Night Market!

Popular Hsinchu Snacks:
Liu’s Braised Pork Rice 劉家肉燥飯
Zheng’s Fishball 鄭家魚丸
Acheng Rice Vermicelli 阿城號米粉
Kuo’s Spring Roll 郭家潤餅
Lian’s Cuttlefish Thick Soup 連家魷魚羹
Wang’s Oyster Omelet 王記蚵仔煎
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Address:

No.No.75,Zhongshan Rd.,North District,Hsinchu City,Taiwan (R.O.C.)

scenery features:

Tier-Three Historic Site

night market food:

Popular Hsinchu Snacks:
Liu’s Braised Pork Rice 劉家肉燥飯
Zheng’s Fishball 鄭家魚丸
Acheng Rice Vermicelli 阿城號米粉
Kuo’s Spring Roll 郭家潤餅
Lian’s Cuttlefish Thick Soup 連家魷魚羹
Wang’s Oyster Omelet 王記蚵仔煎

Directions:
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1. Walk along Zhongzhen Rd from the Hsinchu Railway Station to the Dongmen traffic circle, and choose Dongmen St. to the smaller traffic circle in front of First Bank. Make a left turn to reach the Hsinchu City God Temple Night Market.

2. Take Train to Hsinchu Railway Station, and then take bus no. 11,11A, 21 and get off at City God Temple Stop.