If night markets are your thing, then you MUST come to Taiwan. The island shaped like a sweet potato is the perfect place to experience a legendary night market to find great street food snacks and bargain apparel and souvenirs! There are so many night markets in Taiwan, that it is often hard to know which ones to check out, so here I have listed the very best 5 from around the whole country!
5. Feng Chia Night Market, Taichung
Feng Chia Night Market is the largest night market among Taiwan night markets. Boasting interesting, local, exotic and delicious food, it attracts lots of local people as well as tourists from around the world. Feng Chia Night Market satisfies the taste buds of its visitors by its diverse delicacies including takoyaki, Cheese Potatoes, Superfine Low-calorie Ice Cream, Bread with Fried Noodles, Hot Pot, and many more.
Shilin Night Market is largest and best-known night market in Taipei and is located a mere 5 minute walk from Jiantan Metro Station. Shilin Night Market is not only the most popular Taipei night market for the locals, but also a must-visit attraction for travellers during their visit to the Taiwanese capital. It is famed for a wide array of authentic Taiwanese eateries and fashionable clothing.
3. Liouhe Tourist Market, Kaohsiung
Liouhe Night Market is one of the most famous night markets in Taiwan, also a noted tourism spot of Kaohsiung. Covering variety of street food, local flavour snacks and fresh seafood, restaurants and vendors are full of both side of the road. You are able to find any kind of dishes here, the papaya milk and steamed shrimps are the signature of Kaohsiung City, a tropical and ocean city. Steak houses providing low-price and set menu for families, visitors’ favourite seafood cuisines are another highlight of Liuho Night Market.
2. Keelung Miaokou Market, Keelung
As with other night markets in Taiwan, the Keelung Miaokou Market has all kinds of food. Situated near the sea, the night market is especially rich in seafood. Comparing to other night markets in Taiwan, the Keelung Miaokou Night Market is relatively small. However, the delicacies here allure tons of people every day. Helpful signs have been installed in the night market in order to assist international travellers to know which kinds of food are available.
One of the most popular night markets in Taipei City is Raohe Street Night Market. During every weekend and holiday, the famous Raohe Street Night Market is often filled with crowds of tourists and local Taipei citizens. Bargaining for something you like made an exciting shopping experience at Raohe Street Night Market. The most special feature here is the variety of local snacks, including pork feet noodle string, beef noodle soup, herbal stew of ribs, bubble tea, and baked pepper buns!