Taipei's Night Markets
By Viator, May 2014
If you only visit one you should probably make it Shilin, a huge, teeming site which offers a king-sized compilation of traditional night market delights. Shanghai fried buns, which come in vegetarian and carnivore varieties, are one of the biggest culinary hits here. There’s also a bewildering array of shops selling clothes and accessories. It’s particularly busy on weekends.
In Taipei's oldest district, you'll find Snake Alley (Huaxi Street), a former red light district known for selling snake meat. Don't worry though, the market has plenty of snacks for the more conservative palate. The Shida Night Market near Taiwan Normal University caters primarily to students and expats shopping for housewares, appliances, clothes and school supplies, but it’s also home to a variety of excellent sit-down restaurants.
One of the oldest night markets takes place in the Songshan district, next to Ci You temple. Raohe Street Night Market offers both delicious foods and general merchandise. Top 3 foods to try are the pork ribs soup/stew, the pepper meat bun and the oyster noodles!
Taipei's night markets are scattered throughout the city. They generally start up after sunset and the latest go until about 3am, with most starting to wind down around 1am.
Tours & Tickets
Taipei comes alive at night and the city is a buzzing. This 3.5-hour night tour of Taipei starts with a delicious Mongolian barbeque dinner at a downtown ... Read more
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)