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Here visitors can satisfy their passion for shopping or experience the culinary and cultural quintessence of Taiwan. Located right in the center of Kaohsiung city, Liuhe has become a busy place every night with stalls lined up to sell everything and full of people visiting and shopping. The first-time visitors come to the market this night are surprised at the bustling scene when coming here at night.
Another interesting point of Liuhe is that in the dining area, there are also tables in the middle to serve diners (equipped with trash), so you do not need “misery” while wandering and eating but also have spot to “sitting”, take a break before continuing to explore the market. If you want a seat and don’t want to wait in line for food, you should coming before 6pm.
Getting there: Take the MRT to R10 or O5 station, Exit 11 – Liuhe Night Market
Liuhe Tourist Night Market
Address: Liuhe 2nd Road, Xinxing District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 800
Phone: +886 7 285 6786
Nanhua Night Market
Nanhua night market is known as a shopping paradise for ladies with long rows of women’s clothing and accessories shops, because 95% of the shops here are for selling clothes and only a few are selling food. Items for men and children are also available, but they only are minority, so men should not wander through here to find things. The girls also do not forget to bargain when buying to “pick” the beautiful cool outfit at a reasonable price.
Getting there: Just go to MRT Formosa Boulevard station to reach Nanhua market. The market is also close to the Liuhe market so you can walk to come.
Address: Nanhua 1st Road, Fengshan District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 830
Hours: Friday: 6PM–12AM / Saturday: 12AM–12PM, Other days: Closed
Chiayi Wenhua Road Night Market
International tourists love the night market Chiayi Wenhua, located along Zhong Shan Road with cheap prices. This is one of many night markets in Kaohsiung and is located near the Chiayi train station and is perhaps famous for its world-famous cup noodles and is one of the longest markets in the country that is nearly half a kilometer long. Most of the stalls here are for daily needs and visitors should come here to buy groceries if they prefer to cook for themselves.
Address: Wenhua Road, East District, Chiayi City, Taiwan 600
Fengshan Cingnian Night Market
Located in Sinsing District, Cingnian (Fongshan Qingnian Night Market) is one of the oldest markets in Kaohsiung. Located in the east of the city and known by furniture stores. Here, you can find anything from bookshelves to cabinets, tables and wine cabinets – so it’s a very bustling place. Furniture has very reasonable prices and there are many designs; Western styles as well as Oriental designs are available. Smaller items, easy to carry like curtains, lamps and counters are also sold. Kaohsiung is home to many markets with small markets on most streets. A shopper’s paradise, make sure you don’t decide your budget limit before you start because you’ll be crazy to see a wide range of goods here.
Address: No. 383, Bo’ai Road, Kaohsiung 830, Taiwan
Hours: Thursday to Sunday from 5:00 pm to 1:00 am
Getting there: Take the KRT and get off at Fengshan Station; 20 minutes walk from exit no.2
Located in Sinsing District, Hsin Chueh Chian shopping district is the most popular place for young people. Located on Yuchu Road, this is the famous place of NOVA Computer Mall. With shops and street vendors, selling the latest Japanese accessories at cheap prices, this is the stop for you when buying any kind of electronic device. With large parking space, the mall uses a very chic approach to attract all kinds of customers. The modernity and affordable prices of the shopping center makes it hard to resist.
Hanshin Arena Shopping Plaza (Zuoying)
Hanshin Arena Shopping Plaza (Zuoying) is a 10-storey building serving shopping and dining needs connected to Kaohsiung Arena. This is one of the latest department stores in Kaohsiung and is the busiest shopping area in the northern district of Zuoying. Unlike many other department stores, Hanshin Arena Shopping Plaza includes combined stores. Here, visitors can easily shop for famous brand name fashion products in the world today. With a unique architecture, multi-storey, visitors can wandering around Han Shen Arena all day without being bored.
Address: 777 Bo’Ai 2nd Road, Zuoying District, Kaohsiung 813, Taiwan
Hours: 11AM–10PM / Friday: 11AM–10:30PM / Saturday: 10:30AM–10:30PM / Sunday: 10:30AM–10PM
Phone: +886 7 555 9688
FE’21 Mega Mall
FE’21 Mega Mall is a 17-storey building full of shops, restaurants, large bookstores and a great cinema complex. FE’21 Mega Mall has become a popular destination for people and visitors over the past few years. Young people in Kaohsiung often shop for clothes, enjoy a happy meal on the 12th floor, then entertain in the cinemas on the 13th to 16th floor. On the weekends, the 17th-floor Eslite bookstore is often crowded with latest books, magazines, and friendly sellers. The wonderful scenery from the 17th floor balcony will also impress you.
Address: No. 21號, Sanduo 4th Road, Lingya District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 802
Friday, Saturday: 11AM–10:30PM
Phone: +886 7 972 8888
Bamboo Street is not only one of the interesting and attractive attractions in Kaohsiung but also a place to buy cheap bamboo goods here. In bamboo street, visitors can find a lot of kitchen tools, toys, household items, crystals, souvenirs, jewelry, hats, raincoats, decorations, clay tea pots … made of bamboo, very beautiful. Smooth and soft lines show the creativity and talent of the local people.
Shiquan Jade Market
Jade is considered a specialty of Taiwan, and Jade Market is the ideal shopping spot in Kaohsiung for travelers who love sophisticated carved items from jade. Visitors will find countless attractive and unique jewelry made from jade. You can buy to wear or buy as gifts for relatives and friends that will be very valuable and meaningful. However, you should refer in advance and bargain before buying!
Address: No. 369, Zili 1st Road, Sanmin District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 807
Hours: Open Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday (9:00am-4:30)
Phone: +886 931 949 431
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