Raohe St. Night Market, Taipei
Raohe St. Night Market, Taipei

The simplest way to experience the local culture during your Taiwan trip is to visit the crowded night markets. Just walk around the night markets, you will be extremely interested in and forget the return road. Everywhere you come is full of the smell of food from grilled foods, seafood to the “scary” food made from snakes. Moreover, for genuine fashion followers, there are countless items that you really want to own here. Are you finding best and top night markets in Taipei, Tainan, Taichung, Kaohsiung? Let’s discover top night markets in Taiwan with our Taiwan night market guide — Top 11 best night markets in Taiwan to explore these famous night markets with Living Nomads below!

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Shilin Night Market
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Kaohsiung night market

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Taipei

Ximending Night Market, Taipei

Ximending night market at taipei
Ximending night market, Taipei. Image by: best night market in Taipei blog.

Ximending night market attracts many young people to visit and explore. You will be able to get around and see the booths in a natural, airy atmosphere without being constrained like other shopping streets. Clothing in Ximending night market has many different styles such as Japan, China and Western styles. If you are a fashion fan, you can not miss this ideal place to buy stylish new outfits.

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California Fitness at Ximending night market, Taipei
Shopping at Ximending Night Market, Taipei
Shopping at Ximending Night Market, Taipei. Photo by: top night markets in Taipei bog.

Moreover, the night market also has a very rich cuisine such as dishes made from duck including Ya Rou Bian, steamed duck meat, roast duck …. You can enjoy Ay-Chung bread, Taiwanese rice noodles, Lautianlu stew.

Lautianlu stew
Lautianlu stew. taipei night market near ximending
Ya Rou Bian
Ya Rou Bian. Image credit: Taipei night market guide blog.
Ay Chung Rice Noodles
Ay Chung Rice Noodles. Foto: best night markets in Taiwan blog.
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An Ay Chung Rice Noodles restaurant. Picture: best night market in Taipei 2017 blog.

Address: Chengdu Rd., Zhonghua Rd., Wuchang Rd., Xining S. Rd., Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Opening hours: Around the year

How to get there

You can drive on your own way according to the following directions: National Highway No. 1 -> get out at Chongqing N. Road Interchange -> Chongqing N. Road -> turn right at Civil Boulevard -> turn left at Zhonghua Road -> Ximending night market. You can also take the bus and get off at MRT Ximen Station stop or Ximen Elementary School Ximen Market stop.
By Taipei MRT, you should take Taipei MRT-Bannan Line and get off at Gate 6 of MRT Ximen Station.

Shilin Night Market, Taipei

Shilin Night Market, Taipei
Shilin Night Market, Taipei at night. Image by: best night market in Taipei blog.
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Shilin Night Market, Taipei
Shilin Night Market
Shilin Night Market. shilin night market shilin district, taipei city, taiwan

Shilin Night Market is Taipei’s largest and best-known night market in Shilin district. Shilin Night Market is not only the most popular Taipei night market for the locals but also a must-visit attraction for foreign travelers. It is famous for a wide array of authentic Taiwanese eateries such as hot dogs rolled with sticky rice, oyster omelets, fried chicken fillets and pearl milk tea and fashionable clothing. Most of the shops are housed in the indoor enclosure; other shops and stalls can be seen along the streets.

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A food stall at Shilin Night Market. Photo by: top night markets in Taipei bog.
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Foto: best night markets in Taiwan blog.
Cooking Oysters Shilin Night Market Taipei
Cooking Oysters at Shilin Night Market Taipei
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Seafood at street booth

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Address: Wenlin Road, Shihlin District, Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Opening hours: Mon-Sun; 11:00 am to -02:00 am

How to get there

Let’s following the direction as below if you want to drive yourself: National Highway No. 1 -> Taipei Interchange -> Chongqing N. Rd. -> Minzu W. Road -> Zhongshan N. Road -> Zhongshan Bridge -> MRT Jiantan Station -> turn left at Wenlin Road -> Shilin Night Market. Or by Taipei MRT, just need to catch Taipei MRT-Danshui Line to MRT Jiantan Station. If moving by bus, taking the bus and get off at among places: Yangming Theatre stop, Ming Chuan University stop, Xiaobei Street stop, Shilin Market or MRT Jiantan Station.

Huaxi St. Night Market, Taipei

Huaxi St. Night Market, Taipei
Huaxi St. Night Market, Taipei. Photo by: top night markets in Taipei bog.

Huaxi Night Market is the first night market for tourism in Taiwan and is extremely popular with delectable dishes made from snakes. Wine from blood and bile snake, snake soup are the main dishes that are demanded by many customers. In addition, the most famous dishes in the Huaxi night market are squid soup, pork soup, eel noodles and many other delicious dishes.

Huaxi street night market pork rib noodles
Huaxi street night market pork rib noodles
Huaxi street night market dumplings
Huaxi street night market dumplings. Image by: best night market in Taipei blog.
Fresh seafood at Huaxi St. Night Market, Taipei
Fresh seafood at Huaxi St. Night Market, Taipei. Foto: best night markets in Taiwan blog.

Address: Huaxi St., Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Opening hours: 16:00 – 24:00

How to get there

The bus is the most convenient transport. You can take the bus and get off at Longshan Temple MRT Station Stop or Longshan Temple Stop. By MRT, you can take MRT to Longshan Temple MRT Station. Or by car, you can follow the direction from National Highway No.1 then exit at Huanhe North Rd offramp, to Huanhe Expressway towards Huanhe South Rd, make a left turn at Guilin Rd to the market.

Raohe St. Night Market, Taipei

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Raohe Road Night Market. Foto: best night markets in Taiwan blog.

Raohe Night Market is not only a Chinese food paradise but also one of the most popular shopping venues in Taipei. Visitors can buy anything from clothing, shoes, bags to electronics, phones or everyday items. Buying souvenirs for relatives and friends at Raohe night market is a very good suggestion for visitors. Handicrafts made from bamboo wood, hand-embroidered handkerchief or items related to Buddhism are all featured products in the beautiful Taiwanese country.

Raohe St. Night Market, Taipei
Raohe St. Night Market, Taipei
Raohe Road Night Market food
Image credit: Taipei night market guide blog.
Raohe Night Market
Raohe Night Market food vendor
Handicrafts items
Handicrafts items. Picture: best night market in Taipei 2018 blog.
Pepper Pork Buns & Bone Soup
Pepper Pork Buns & Bone Soup
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Raohe St. Night Market Food. Image by: top night markets in Taiwan blog.

Address: Fuyuan St, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Opening hours: 17:00-24:00

How to get there

The first way is by train. You take West Railway Line train to Songshan Railway Station and get to Bade Road, then Raohe St. Night Market. How about Taipei MRT? Let’s take Taipei MRT-Bannan Line to MRT Houshanpi Station, then go to Yongji Road, turn at Songshan Road, after passing the Songshan Railway Station overhead bridge you can reach Raohe St. Night Market. By bus, you can take the bus and get off at Songshan Railway Station.
Or driving following the direction from No. 1 National Highway at Chenggong Interchange to Chenggong Road -> turn right at Xingming Road -> turn left at Chengmei Bridge, go to Bade Road -> Raohe St. Night Market.

Gongguan Night Market, Taipei

Gongguan Night Market, Taipei
Gongguan Night Market, Taipei. Image by: top night markets in Taiwan blog.

Located near the Taiwan University and Gongguan subway station, Gongguan night market is usually the destination of students and tourists. The building is designed with cinemas, bookstores, cafes, foreign restaurants, clothing stores and sporting goods stores.
The most popular snacks in the Gongguan night market are ostrich, pork blood cake, Taipei, bubble milk tea and rolled dish. The shops selling these products are very crowded. Travelers often have to queue long to wait for their turn.

Gongguan Shopping Area
Gongguan Shopping Area. Foto: best night markets in Taiwan blog.
Dimsum dumplings in Gongguan Market, Taipei
Dim sum dumplings in Gongguan Market, Taipei. Image credit: Taipei night market guide blog.
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Pork blood cake
Best Bubble Milk Drink In Taipei, Near Gongguan Night Market
Best Bubble Milk Drink In Taipei, Near Gongguan Night Market. Photo by: top night markets in Taipei bog.

Address: Zhongzhen Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Opening hours: Open all year round

How to get there

You can take Taipei MRT-Xindian Line to MRT Gongguan Station. Or taking the bus and get off at Gongguan stop or MRT Gongguan Station stop.

Shida Night Market, Taipei

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Shida Night Market, Taipei. Photo by: top night markets in Taipei bog.

Being near the National Taiwan Normal University, Shida Night Market attracts a large number of students and visitors, especially on weekends. Local people consider this place as a night market for students, with many good foods from countries around the world and a lot of clothes and electronic components.

Souvernir shop at Shida Night Market
Souvenir shop at Shida Night Market
Clothing shop at Shida Night Market
Clothing shop at Shida Night Market
A cute boutique inside Shida Night Market
A cute boutique inside Shida Night Market. Foto: best night markets in Taiwan blog.
Grilled food at Shida Night Market, Taipei
Grilled food at Shida Night Market, Taipei

Address: Shida Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Opening hours: Open 24 hours

How to get there

By Taipei MRT: let’s take the Green Line 3 to Taipower Building Station. Leaving Exit 3,  turn right, then turn right onto Shi-Da Road.

Tainan

Tainan Flowers Night Market

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Tainan Flowers Night Market. Foto: best night markets in Taiwan blog.

Tainan Flowers Night Market is the largest and most famous night market in the southern city of Taiwan. The specialty of the night market is the “coffin bread”, a delicious bread shaped like a coffin, filled with corn cream sauce. You will not be able to imagine the huge number of bread consumed every day here. There are also other famous specialties such as spicy soup, tamarind, and milk tea.

Coffin Bread from Tainan, southern Taiwan
Coffin Bread from Tainan, southern Taiwan
Local favourite, Taiwanese sausage at a Tainan street market
Local favorite, Taiwanese sausage at a Tainan street market. Foto: best night markets in Taiwan blog.
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Eating Bugs in Taiwan at Tainan Flower Night Market

Moreover, Tainan Flowers Night Market is also a popular destination for young people because there are many game stalls, pinball or photo shoots with friends, entertainment activities after a day for enjoying delicious foods.

Mahjong Bingo is the most popular game in the entertainment area of Flowers Night Market
Mahjong Bingo is the most popular game in the entertainment area of Flowers Night Market. Image by: top night markets in Taiwan blog.

Address: Sec. 3, HaiAn Rd., Tainan City, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Opening hours: Every Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday; About 18:00 to 23:30

How to get there

Following the direction if driving by car: from No. 1 National Highway -> get out of from Yongkang Interchange, to Zhongzhen North Road, to Zhongzhen South Road, then turn right to Hewei Road at the intersection of Sec. 4 Ximen Road, Hawes Road -> Sec. 3 Hai-an Road -> Tainan Flowers Night Market. Or by bus, taking bus no. 0 at Tainan Train Station or bus no. 0 that is available on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday from 17:00-23:00.

Kaohsiung

Liouhe Tourist Night Market, Kaohsiung

Liouhe Tourist Night Market, Kaohsiung from above best night markets in taiwan best night market in taipei taiwan night market guide
Liouhe Tourist Night Market, Kaohsiung from above. Foto: best night markets in Taiwan blog.

This is the night market selling everything from food, clothing, knives and even live animals. This market has a famous rotten tofu dish processed from tofu and fermented with a special heavy flavor sauce like green cheese. In particular, there are many animal care shop that you can visit.

Liouhe Tourist Night Market, Kaohsiung
Liouhe Tourist Night Market, Kaohsiung. Image by: top night markets in Taiwan blog.
Liuhe Night Market – Fried Shellfish
Pet shop at Liouhe Tourist Night Market, Kaohsiung
Pet shop at Liouhe Tourist Night Market, Kaohsiung. Foto: best night markets in Taiwan blog.

Address: Liouhe 2nd Road, Xinxing Dist., Kaohsiung City, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Opening hours: 18:00~02:00

How to get there

The direction for driving on your own is that from No. 1 National Highway at the gate Kaohsiung Interchange to Zhongzhen Road, then Zhongzhen 1st Road -> Liouhe Tourist Night Market. You can combine both train and bus. Taking the train to Kaohsiung Train Station and taking bus no.100, 248, 301… or Airport Line to Dayuanhuan stop. Or by Kaohsiung KRT, taking Kaohsiung KRT- Orange Line and get off at KRT Formosa Boulevard Station. Then, go onto Zhongshan 1st Road to Liouhe Tourist Night Market.

Xin Jue Jiang Night Market, Kaohsiung

Xin Jue Jiang Night Market, Kaohsiung
Xin Jue Jiang Night Market, Kaohsiung

Xin Jue Jiang Night Market is one of the most crowded night markets in Taiwan. It is famous for its artificial lakes shined with shimmering lights like star sky. There are a lot of good food, clothes, Korea, Taiwan, Japan cosmetics… Most small businesses here have the price challenge problems, so it is difficult to pay. Especially, there are hot pot dishes that you can not ignore.

Clothing shops at Xin Jue Jiang Night Market, Kaohsiung
Clothing shops at Xin Jue Jiang Night Market, Kaohsiung. Foto: best night markets in Taiwan blog.
Kaohsiung food at XinJueJiang night market
Kaohsiung food at XinJueJiang night market. Credit photo: Taiwan night market guide blog.

Address: Xinxing District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 800
Opening hours: 05:00 PM – 11:55 PM

How to get there

Take the Central Park MRT and go to Exit 2.

Ruifeng Night Market, Kaohsiung

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Ruifeng Night Market, Kaohsiung. Credit photo: Taiwan night market guide blog.

Ruifeng night market gathers more than 1,000 booths with all kinds of traditional Taiwanese cuisine as well as dishes from other countries. The snack bar always launches creative ways to attract customers. The entertainment booths filled with fun atmosphere, which helps visitors relieve stress. Therefore, Ruifeng night market has been rated as night market that attracts the most people of Kaohsiung.

Bubble tea toast Kaohsiung Ruifeng Night Market
Bubble tea toast Kaohsiung Ruifeng Night Market
Fruit shop at Ruifeng Night Market, Kaohsiung
Fruit shop at Ruifeng Night Market, Kaohsiung
Ruifeng night market
Street food at Ruifeng night market. Credit photo: Taiwan night market guide blog.

Address: Nanjing Road, Zuoying District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Opening hours: Rueifong Night Market is available on Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday – Sunday.

How to get there

There are two ways to move. First, you can take Kaohsiung City Bus no. 24, 91, or 301 at Kaohsiung Train Station to San-Min Home Economics & Commerce Vocational High School on Yucheng Road. Then walk for a short to Rueifong Night Market. Or by Kaohsiung KRT, taking Kaohsiung KRT and get off at KRT K-Arena Station.

Taichung

Feng Chia Night Market, Taichung

Feng Chia Night Market, Taichung
Feng Chia Night Market, Taichung. Foto: best night markets in Taiwan blog.

Feng Chia night market attracts all the tourists from the north and south of Taiwan. The market is available every day of the week from 16:00 pm until midnight. It is always crowded with the delicious taste from good chefs from all parts of Taiwan. There are a variety of foods such as ball-shaped octopus, grilled potatoes, hot dogs rolled with sticky rice, crepe pies, oyster omelets, sweet taro soup. Especially don’t forget the rotten tofu and spicy duck head.

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Feng chia Kaohsiung night market
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Enjoying Shuǐjiǎo at Fengjia night market
Fried crab at Feng Chia Night Market, Taichung
Fried crab at Feng Chia Night Market, Taichung. Credit photo: Taiwan night market guide blog.
Feng Chia night market food
Feng Chia night market food court. Foto: best night markets in Taiwan blog.

Address: Feng Chia Rd., Fu Xing Rd., Wen Hua Rd., Situn District, Taichung City, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Opening hours: every day of the week from 16:00 pm until midnight

How to get there

If you want to drive on your car, let’s follow the direction: from National number 1 highway, get out of Taichung Port Rd offramp, make a left turn at Guangming Rd, then turn left again onto Fengchia Rd to reach. Or by bus, taking the bus No. 35 at Taichung Train Station, then get off at Fengchia University stop to reach.

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