10 Best Night Markets In Taipei, Taiwan

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The city of Taipei is a popular tourist destination among travelers. The city is known for its vibrant culture, beautiful landscapes, and happening nightlife. The night markets are quintessential to Taiwanese lifestyle and culture that are well embedded in their lives. The night markets are considered more like a Chinese phenomenon but, it has evolved as one of the best in the world catering to a large variety of goods and more importantly, the mouth-watering cuisines which act as a popular attraction among locals and tourists. Apart from the night clubs and pubs, the night markets in Taipei distinct and unique. It’s amazing to watch how the place turns into a buzzing atmosphere with colorful stalls interacting with locals and sell their wares. Let’s check out the popular night markets in Taiwan, that you must visit in your next trip.

1. Tonghua Night Market

Food Stall At The Night Market
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If you are a foodie by nature, then a visit to this night market is a must. Despite being located in a residential area, this market gets really crowded as the night goes by. There is everything for every age group. Other than trendy clothing and accessories, this night market is a perfect place to satisfy your taste buds. The market is popular for its mouth-watering local delicacies such as an oyster omelet, barbecued sausages, braised duck tongue, beef noodles and many other delicious meals to rejoice at an affordable price. This is one of the night markets in Taiwan that remains open even during the wee hours.

Tonghua Night Market

Address: Alley 1, Lane 40, Linjiang Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106

Website: Tonghua Night Market

Opening hours: 6 pm - 12 am

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2. Shilin Night Market

Shilin Night Market
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The Shilin night market is perhaps the biggest and the most popular market in Singapore that attract a lot of tourists. This large sprawling night market has a large variety of items on display with attractive offers on clothing, souvenirs and the strong aroma from food stalls is enough to draw the attention of the tourists. It’s a paradise for bargain hunters to explore the shopping opportunities along with a plethora of local dishes to try at a very reasonable price.

Shilin Night Market

Address: No. 101, Jihe Road, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111

Website: Shilin Night Market

Opening hours: Weekdays 4 pm - 12 am, Weekends 3 pm - 1 am

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3. Raohe Night Market

Glittering night market
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This market is the largest wholesale market in the city and attracts a large number of tourists. If you are on a shopping spree after an exhausting afternoon, the vibrant and colorful atmosphere is bound to edify you. As you pass through the decorative entrance to the road, you can locate a range of shops at your display. The main attraction of this market is the street food catering to mouth licking dishes. Some of the famous dishes are stewed ribs in Chinese herbal medicine, oyster vermicelli, pepper meat buns, and spicy stinky tofu.

Raohe Night Market

Address: Raohe Street, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105

Website: Raohe Night Market

Opening hours: 4 pm - 12 am

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4. Nanjichang Night Market

Taiwan night market scenes
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Located in a hidden area in Wanhua, this night market is comparatively smaller than the other night markets in the city but, the delicious food served in the stalls can definitely give a tough competition to other markets in the city. Here the food stalls are also open during the day but, the market gets more crowded at night as the vendors prefer to come out only during the evening.

Nanjichang Night Market

Address: Lane 307, Section 2, Zhonghua Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100

Website: Nanjichang Night Market

Opening hours: 6 pm - 12 am

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5. Lehua Night Market

This night market may not top the list as it’s located quite far away from the main city but, the glittering neon lights of the shops and snack stalls turn the ambiance more lively making it as bright as daytime. Alongside, the wide diversity of food served in the market will make you come back again for more. Furthermore, you can savor over some lip-smacking delicacies such as braised meat vermicelli, salted eggs snacks and other exotic cuisines from around the world.

Lehua Night Market

Address: Yongping Road, Yonghe District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 234

Website: Lehua Night Market

Opening hours: 5 pm - 1 am

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6. Nanya Night Market

Kaohsiung Night Market
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This is one of the largest night markets in Banqiao in New Taipei. This night market is popularly known as Nanya Night market. The market is popular for its diverse variety of food and delicious snacks available in the different food stalls. The market opens into a broad entrance and gradually narrows as you move towards the center and remain crowded by locals. The market earned the reputation of popularly being called the ‘Gourmet Paradise’ for its lip-smacking dishes such as fried crabs, black meatballs, stinky tofus and many more.

Nanya Night Market

Address: 220, Taiwan, New Taipei City, Banqiao District, Xinglian Yadong Road

Website: Nanya Night Market

Opening hours: 3 pm - 1 am

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7. Shuangcheng Street Night Market

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This night market is popularly known for its diverse food joints serving a variety of delicious stuff. The market is less crowded as the lanes are broad with fewer stalls. Unlike other night markets, it is more of a market where locals can have delicious meals sitting at the chairs along the road. You can find more locals pull in to fetch food on their way back home. A quick meal followed by a warm-up drink is one of the great ways to kick start your night.

Shuangcheng Street Night Market

Address: Shuangcheng Street, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10491

Website: [Shuangcheng Street Night](Market(https://www.tcma.gov.taipei/)

Opening hours: 5 pm - 12 am

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8. Huaxi Street Night Market

Huaxi Night Market, Taipei, Taiwan
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This night market is popularly known as the Snake Alley night market where you find various delicacies such as snake wine, snake meat, etc. The seafood restaurant in Huaxi is the biggest attraction among tourists for its diverse variety of seafood that are cooked fresh after being picked while still alive. Alongside snake, visitors can also explore other delicacies made of deer penis, turtle testicles, squids, goose etc.

Huaxi Street Night Market

Address: Huaxi Street, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108

Website: Huaxi Street Night Market

Opening hours: 4 pm - 12 am

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9. Liaoning Street Night Market

Unlike other markets in the city, this night market has very few clothing stores and very few tourists making it look like more of an American street rather than a crowded Taipei market. There are many stalls that had been selling traditional Taiwan cuisine for three decades. Along with the traditional cuisines, the local seafood stir fry shops are also very popular. You can even choose from the live seafood counters and specify your method of cooking and serving preference. It’s a great place to enjoy some great Taiwanese cuisine to satisfy your taste buds.

Liaoning Street Night Market

Address: Liaoning Street, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 104

Opening hours: 4 pm - 2 am

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10. Guangzhou Street Night Market

Night Market
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Located on Guangzhou Street, this night market is the most local market in the city. This night market holds no comparison with any other modern market in the city. But what makes this market unique is their authentic Taiwanese style that is well appreciated by many. Apart from clothes, this market is well known for its delicious food and fun games.

Guangzhou Street Night Market

Address: Guangzhou Street, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108

Website: Guangzhou Street Night Market

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The joy of midnight snacking and shopping

Taiwan is popular for its vibrant nightlife with an impressive range of local street food offering one-of-a-kind- experience. To get a real feel of those lip-smacking Taiwanese dishes, you must make it a point to visit these amazing night markets and enjoy the irresistible spread of street snacks at an affordable rate. So make sure you include it in your itinerary in your next travel plan to Taipei.

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