Night Markets

As dusk settles, worn streets come alive with the smells of freshly prepared foods. In Taiwan, night markets are a cultural mainstay providing the perfect setting for date nights, winding down, and just having fun with friends. From the capital city of Taipei to the southernmost tip of Taiwan, night markets are as unique as the cities and towns they’re found in.

Here you’ll find more information about the various Taiwanese night markets I’ve visited, my thoughts, and some of the delicious foods to check out. Enjoy!

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What it’s like to Visit the Dongdamen Night Market

Located a couple hundred feet away from the Pacific Ocean on the eastern shore of Taiwan, sits Dongdamen Night Market (東大門夜市 / dong da men ye shi). I visited the night market on a somewhat rainy evening during the week….

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Exploring Taiwan’s Most Famous Night Market: Shilin

After experiencing Fengchia Night Market, then subsequently smaller ones, I thought I was prepared for what would await at Shilin Night Market (士林夜市 / shi lin ye shi). Not only was I wrong, but even with a few hours spent…

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Strolling Around Kenting Night Market

While in the resort town of Kenting, we checked out the beach and went zorbing. At night, we headed to the local night market along Kenting Road (墾丁路 / ken ding lu). The Kenting Night Market (墾丁大街夜市 / ken ding…

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Old But Not Forgotten: Raohe Night Market

In a quest to explore the many night markets around Taipei, I ventured to Raohe Night Market (饒河夜市 / rao he ye shi). Raohe Night Market is one of the oldest in Taipei. It sits right next to the Keelung…

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Exploring the Wenhua Road Night Market

I previously took you along a journey of one day in Chiayi. This is a continuation of that journey, at night. Wenhua Road Night Market (文化路夜市 / wen hua lu ye shi) is one of the many night markets I…

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Experiencing Taiwan’s Largest Night Market

In the north-western part of Taichung City sits one of the largest night markets in Taiwan, Fengchia Night Market (逢甲夜市 / feng jia ye shi). It takes its name from the nearby Fengchia University and spans dozens of blocks. As…

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