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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Ximending Night Market, Taipei
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.