Zhengning Road Night Market ​- one of China’s most famous night markets

Last Update: 16th October 2020

Zhengning Road Night Market is almost synonymous with Lanzhou cuisine in the eyes of foreign tourists. As a famous snack street in Lanzhou, it attracts many tourists every day to taste Lanzhou local specialties. You will taste the authentic Lanzhou food at the market.

Zhengning Road Night Market Fast Facts
  • Chinese Name: Zhengninglu Yeshi (正宁路夜市)
  • Area: 250 x meters
  • Things to do there: Photography, Food
  • Who visits: Photographers, Foodies
  • Time required: 1 – 2 x hours
What to expect at the Zhengning Road Night Market

Located at the southern end of Qingyang Road, Zhengning Road Night Market is only about 250 meters long and about 5 meters wide. If you visit the night market for the first time, you will find there are too much for the eye to feast on there. If you are a photographing enthusiast, you could just focus on photographing the colorful cuisine instead of tasting it.


The road is a paradise for foodies. There are so many snacks there, most of which feature the style of the North China. The food there is mainly fried, grilled, roasted, and boiled. You will find deeply-fried potatoes, deeply-fried Shaoxing tofu, deeply-fried kebabs, all kinds of barbecue, roasted lamb, grilled fish, grilled chicken wings, grilled squid, baked sweet potatoes, baked egg tart, Shandong pancake, fried seafood, fried noodles, cold noodles, noodles with only vagetables, poached egg in fermented glutinous rice soup, dumplings in sour soup, Lanzhou cold rice noodles, Chinese hamburger, and so on. The list of the delicious food on Zhengning Road Night Market is endless.

Best time to enjoy the Zhengning Road Night Market

The best time to visit Zhengning Road Night Market is in the evening except at weekends and during the holidays.


The best months to visit are from April to October.


How to get to the Zhengning Road Night Market

There are several buses passing by the Zhengning Road Night Market. Therefore, there are several options.

  • Rent a vehicle to the museum. This is the quickest and most direct option.
  • Take Bus 111, 140, 18, 102, 115, 142, 15, 1, 31, 56, 58, 71, 83, 303, 123, 302, 34, 106, 130, 139, 33, 75, 136, 107, 116, 118, 135, 143, 82, 146, and Bus 8 to the Stop of Dongfeng Theater (东风剧院站) or the Stop of Shuangchnegmen (双城门站). Then, walk to the night market.
Additional Zhengning Road Night Market Travel Advice
  • Opening hours: 24 hours
  • Admission fee: free
  • The vendors on Zhengning Road Night Market always start the business at 16:30 pm. From 18:00pm, there are many people at the market. From 22:00pm, tourists become fewer and fewer at the market.
  • Please take care of your valuables and your kids as there are many tourists at the market.
Interested in visiting the Zhengning Road Night Market on a Tour?

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