The SPOT.ph Guide to Must-Visit Night Markets in Taiwan

Try one for each day you're there!

(SPOT.ph) Taiwan may be recognized for their scenic views, intricately carved temples, and delicious food but they’re also known for their numerous night street markets that offer affordable things such as clothes, local delicacies, and more.

 

If you’re planning to go there anytime soon, here are some of the night markets you must see and visit to fully experience the best things in Taiwan.

 


 


 

Shilin Night Market

101 Jihe Road, Shilin District, Taipei City

Open daily from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.

 

Shilin night market is considered the largest and most famous night market in Taipei city. It’s full of bargain-priced goods, clothes, accessories, mini-arcades, and of course, tasty but cheap street food such as takoyaki, Wagyu beef, and several types of noodles dishes. You’ll probably need to start roaming the area as soon as stores open at 3 p.m. so that you can canvass great deals while there’s still less people.

 

How to get there: Shilin Night Market is a six-minute walk from Jiantan MRT Station (Tamsui-Xinyi/Red Line).

 


 


 

Raohe Street Night Market

Raohe Street, Songshan District, Taipei City

Open daily from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.

 

It is known as one of the oldest night markets in Songshan District, Taipei; it may be smaller compared to the others, but it's full of lip-smacking food and delicacies—from Fuzhou pepper buns (pork pepper buns) and fried dumplings, to grilled squid and tofu, they have it all.

 

How to get there: Raohe Street Night Market is a three-minute walk from Songshan MRT Station (Songshang-Xindian/Green Line)

 


 


 

Ningxia Night Market

Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei City

Open daily from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

 

Although it may be smaller compared to Shilin and Raohe, Ningxia definitely won’t disappoint you when it comes to its wide selection of satisfying street food. Here, you can indulge in Taiwanese delicacies such as oyster omelette, pork liver soup, chicken rice, braised pork rice, fried yam balls, fried bee hoon, and mochi balls.

 

They also have stores that have been there for decades so it’s a must to see and dine at those restaurants.

 

How to get there: Ningxia Night Market is a seven-minute walk from Shuanglian MRT Station (Tamsui-Xinyi/Red Line)

 


 


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Linjiang Night Market

Alley 1, Lane 40, Linjiang Street, Da’an District, Taipei City

Open daily from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

 

Linjiang Night Market, formerly known as Tonghua Night Market, is a food haven within the city. It offers street food like stinky tofu, grilled skewers, mushrooms, squids, and more as cheap as N.T. $45 (less than P100).

 

It extends 400 meters, from Keelung Road to Anhe Road and is brimming with different stalls like steakhouses, clothing shops, and food kiosks. When you decide to visit this particular night market, don’t forget to try their Dahua Sausages and famous salt chicken that people line up for.

 

How to get there: Linjiang Night Market is a six-minute walk from Xinyi Anhe MRT Station (Tamsui-Xinyi/Red Line).

 


 


 

Ximending Night Market

127 Hanzhong Street, Wanhua District, Taipei City

Open daily from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.

 

Aside from the numerous clothing and sneaker shops you can splurge on, this is also where the famous Modern Toilet Restaurant can be found. It’s a modern night market near the city and just a 25-minute train ride to Taipei 101.

 

This area is known for its contemporary fashion, Taiwanese subculture, and is also the main LGBT district of Taiwan—still, there are lots of cultural shops you can check out for pasalubongs for your friends and family. If you’re up for a bit of partying after all that shopping, there are plenty of clubs and pubs around the area that you can try out.   

 

How to get there: Ximending Night Market is right across Ximen MRT Station (Bannan Line/Blue or Songshan-Xindian/Green Line).

 

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