Turpan Night Market ​- paradise for foodies and photographers

Last Update: 17th October 2020
There are several famous night markets in Turpan. One is located in the west of the Cultural Square. One is situated in Dashizi. One is called Zhenxing Night Market, and one is called Tianma Night Market. All the night markets feature local authentic cuisine and local specialties and handicrafts.

Turpan Night Market ​Fast Facts

  • Chinese Name: Tulufan Yeshi (吐鲁番夜市)
  • Number of Night Markets: 4 x Turpan Night Markets
  • Things to do th​ere: Photography, Food, Turpan Specialties and Handicrafts
  • Who visits: Photographers, Foodies, Shopping Lovers
  • Time required: 1 – 3 x hours
What to expect at the Turpan Night Market
From 8pm on, the night markets in Turpan become more and more crowed. You could try the four famous food of Turpan at the night market, Bean Noodles (豆豆面, made of a type of bean, which can only be found at the night market in Turpan but not across China), steamed pilaf with raisin (葡萄干抓饭), fried chicken (大盘斗鸡, the chicken comes from the cocks which are beaten by other cocks in the cockfighting) and steamed mutton with carrots. The kebabs in Turpan are made of fresh local authentic mutton. You will be amazed at its taste.
At the night market, you will see baked samosa which can only found in Xinjiang. Delicious and good-looking, it is filled with mutton or beef. If interested, you can also try jujube juice. The night market offers a variety of raisins to you to choose from. In addition, beautiful local Uigur costumes, such as embroidered hats and clothes always attract a lot of visitors.

Best time to visit the Turpan Night Market

The best time to visit Turpan Night Market is from 8pm.
The best months to visit are from April to July and from September to October.


How to get to the Turpan Night Market

As the 4 night markets are in the city of Turpan, you could take a bus or rent a vehicle to them.


Additional Turpan Night Market Travel Advice

  • Opening hours: 20:00 – 24:00
  • Admission fee: free
  • Many visitors think the food at Night Market of Cultural Square is not sanitary enough.
  • Dashizi Night Market is very popular among locals.
  • Please take care of your valuables.

Interested in visiting the Turpan Night Market on a Tour?

Wendy Wei Tours offers a variety of different packaged tours as well as custom tours including the Turpan Night Market, among other attractions and destinations. To find out more, please visit our Tours page or Contact Us directly to find out more.