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Jhongli (中壢), also spelt Jungli, Chung-li and Zhōnglì, is a city in Taoyuan County, Taiwan.

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Jhongli can be accessed by a number of options. A number of bus companies service the city and there is a train station as well. More recently, travelers can get to Jhongli via the high speed rail (HSR). This train provides very fast, very convenient access to and from most larger cities from the north in Taipei along the west coast to the south in Kaohsiung. The Taoyuan station is positioned very close to Jhongli and will eventually be connected to the airport by a subway system which is currently in construction.

Get around[edit]

Whilst a large city in itself, central Jhongli contains the majority of locations that most travellers would wish to see and is easily walk-able, although many streets suffer a lack of sidewalk. Getting further afield Chungli Bus operates a number of bus routes, and taxis are relatively cheap and easy to come by.

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  • Jhongli Xinming Night Market, Xinming Rd, Jhongli City, Taoyuan County, [1]. One of the largest night markets in the Taoyuan County area, its possible to have a full dinner's worth of food on a very tight budget. Add to that a number of stalls selling trinkets (albeit cheap ones) and the sights and sounds of fairground style amusement games, the market makes an ideal way to spend an evening and understand this key part of Taiwan culture. Unique food include snake soup, catfish soup, and fried milk  edit
  • CYCU Neighborhood, Section One Zhongbei Rd, Jhongli City 320. The neighborhood surrounding Chung Yuan Christian University is a hive of street vendors, cafes, bars and even a budget cinema - visit in the evenings to get the full atmosphere. The nearby University campus is open to the public and provides a more peaceful quiet retreat from the bustling streets.  edit
  • Longgang Juancun, Qianlong St, Zhongli City Taoyuan County, Taiwan 320 (Bus 112 from Zhongli station in either direction), [2]. The remnants of a Military Dependents Village (Juancun) that crosses the administrative borders of Zhongli and Pingzhen. Little original architecture remains, but the imported cultures of Yunnan, Burma and Thailand are still very much present. Visit the morning street market (until roughly noon) and try the Yunnan Rice Noodles (Migan 米干) in any number of restaurants. There is also a recently developed Yunnan Culture Park nearby.  edit

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  • Triangle Hakka Bun Vegetable Restaurant, 272, Zhongzheng Road, Zhongli City, Taoyuan County 03-4257508, [3]. They sell colorful Hakka buns, which have unique flavored dough. They also sell radish buns.  edit

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  • The Jalapeno, No. 370, Min Chuan Road, Jhongli City, Taoyuan County, (0)-910338083. A mexican themed bar around the corner from the Jhongli Night market, serving mexican food best categorised as greasy bar food. Jack the owner makes the bar what it is, a fun place to spend an evening. Jack and many of his staff speak English, and the place is often frequented by expats and western visitors.  edit
  • The River, No. 18, Datong Rd, Jhongli City 320, 03 427 9816, [4]. 19:00-04:00. Possibly the most well-known and infamous of expat bars in Jhongli. Owner Kim has been running The River since 1999, and always gives guests a warm welcome. Pool table, draught beer and regular theme nights available.  edit
  • Bar Soul / Hideout, No. 76-10, Zhongmei Rd, Jhongli City 320, 03 280 7351, [5]. 14:00 - 02:00 (closed on Monday's). A curious mix of coffee shop/cafe by day and cocktail bar by night. Bar Soul or Hideout is pleasantly located in the center of Jhongli's Zhongzheng Park (between the library and basketball courts) and provides a more comfortable and relaxed atmosphere to many other bars in the area.  edit

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