Taipei is a bustling city in northern Taiwan, famous for its delectable cuisine, vibrant culture and excellent transportation network. It’s also one of the best cities in Taiwan to experience the famous night markets, which are a hugely important aspect of Taiwanese culture.
From giant night markets specialising in traditional Taiwanese food, to electronic and gadget meccas, whatever it is you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it in one of Taipei’s night markets.
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So let’s take a look at a selection of the best night markets in Taipei:
Shi Lin Night Market
Shi Lin, or Shilin, is Taipei’s largest and most famous night market. The market is huge, with hundreds of stalls selling everything from delicious Taiwanese and international cuisine to clothes, accessories and more. If you’re indecisive and very hungry, you may have a hard time choosing what to eat here among the incredible range of options.
Shi Lin Night Market is open from afternoons until late at night.
Address: No. 101, Jīhé Rd, Shilin District
Guang Hua Market
Taipei is a haven for buying the latest technology gear and gadgets at bargain prices. At the Guang Hua Market, you can even haggle the prices down further but don’t expect to get well known brands, like Apple, at prices much lower than retail.
Guang Hua Market is more of a modern mall, rather than a traditional outdoor Taiwanese night market. The mall has six stories of tech, tech and more tech, so if you’ve left room in your suitcase for some gadgets, this is the place to buy them.
Guang Hua Market is open both during the day and at night.
Address: No. 8, Section 3, Shimin Blvd, Taipei
Shi Da Night Market
Shi Da night market is definitely the coolest of all the night markets in Taipei. It has a very youthful vibe, with several vendors selling their own handmade clothes, or other fashionable gear. Of course, the night market also features lots of amazing local food, but most people will come here to support the young designers by buying a unique piece at bargain prices.
Shi Da night market is open in the evenings and night.
Address: Shi Da Rd. Daan District, Taipei
Tong Hua Street Night Market
One of the busiest and most popular night markets in Taipei is Tong Hua Street Night Market. Famous for its traditional Taiwanese snacks, both locals and tourists crowd this narrow market in an attempt to sample some of the best, and most popular dishes in the country.
Of course, like many Taiwanese night markets, you can also find a large range of other goods on offer, such as accessories and clothes.
Tong Hua Street Night Market is open during the late evening and night.
Address: XinYi Rd., Sec. 4 and JiLong Rd. Sec. 2, Da’an District, Taipei
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This article is supported by China Airlines and the Taiwan Tourism Board.