Chiayi is not exactly what you would call a shopping disrict. The place is best known for its mountains and hiking trails, historical sights, temples, lakes, and nature reserves. However, shopping is not entirely absent here. There are a few places where you can go shopping in Chiayi.
The city’s shopping area is concentrated along Zhongshan Road. This is the street where Chiayi Train Station is found. Along this road, you will find shops selling various goods, local products, and even food products. There are also restaurants where you can sample Chiayi’s best cuisines.
You can also visit the night markets. There are only two night markets where you can go shopping in Chiayi City. If you walk along Zhongshan Road, you will see a fountain that is no longer being used. The road intersecting that fountain is Wenhua Road, which is where the major night market of Chiayi is found. This night market is open every day from 6 pm onward, during which about half of Wenhua Road is closed to traffic and converted into a pedestrian area. [Read more…]