Explore the night markets of Taiwan

Hualien Dong Da Men Night Market

Taiwanese night markets (or Yèsh) are street marketplaces in Taiwan that operate between the hours of sunset and dawn. Night markets have become an attractive tourist site for international visitors.

Many tourists carry cameras and take photos while they wander, buy, and eat in groups, ranging from small local gatherings to bustling avenues lined with vendors. Retractable roofs are found at certain night markets in tiny side streets and alleyways.

Most night markets are open every day and include a variety of vendors offering clothes, consumer items, xiaochi (similar to snacks or fast food), and specialty beverages.



Ningxia Night Market is a 15-minute walk from Taipei's Zhongshan Metro Station. It is famous for its extremely delectable Taiwanese snack cuisine.

This night market, located near the Datong District traffic circle, provides a nostalgic trip back in time to Taipei.

Ningxia night market, one of Taipei's oldest night markets with a long history, gets packed quickly as the sun sets and is filled with two rows of food booths separated by a short path for customers to stroll through. This is Taipei's first night market to segregate pedestrian and automobile traffic, allowing visitors to enjoy the culinary and shopping more easily.

Throughout the years, the night market has won several awards, including finest night market to wander around, tastiest night market, most charismatic night market, most friendly night market, and most eco-friendly night market.

Ningxia night market is the place to go if you want to try a variety of traditional Taiwanese foods all at once!



Feng Chia Night Market, one of Taichung's most well-known night markets, is popular among students due to its proximity to two major institutions, Feng Chia University, and Overseas Chinese University in Xitun District.

Feng-Chia Night Market, which is around 1 kilometre wide, is Taiwan's top night market experience. Even on weekdays, it is believed that there are around 15,000 stores and approximately 30,000 to 40,000 consumers.

Cuisines, clothes, toys, gadgets, CDs, DVDs, accessories, and other items are available. The apparel is one-of-a-kind and reasonably priced.

The delicacies in the night market will make you drool; there are several vendors serving a diverse range of delicacies from across the world.



The Flower Night Market, or Hua Yuan Ye Shi, has become Tainan's most popular night market. When it comes to night market culture, Tainan is no exception. This is Tainan's largest night market, as well as Taiwan's largest fully outdoor night market. Garden NM is the largest and most well-known among both locals and visitors. In fact, Tainan's night markets are where a lot of the street food you see across the island comes from.

Try specialties like oyster omelettes, hand-made mochi stuffed with peanut or black sesame, and sticky rice sausages in the food stall section. For a quick snack on the go, try the popular Taiwanese rendition of the Middle Eastern Shawarma sandwich.

The market is open from 6:00 p.m. to beyond midnight on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, located on Haian Road, Section 3, between Lixian Rd. and Hewei Rd., North District. By 7 p.m., the place is packed, so arrive early to take your time looking around and enjoying the food.



The Rui feng Night Market has been around for almost two decades. It is conveniently positioned near the Kaohsiung Arena MRT station, making it a popular tourist destination.

Rui feng is situated in a area, similar to a square, with hundreds of stalls occupying every available space. It contains around 21 rows of stalls and has about 1000 stalls. Parking is provided right next door at the Kaohsiung Arena in Kaohsiung's Zuoying District.

The biggest distinction between this market and others is the way it is set up: instead of being set up along the street like all other night markets, it is set up along the sidewalk. You can get any type of traditional Taiwan night market food you want, as well as games, clothing, and other items to explore in the market.

You can also bargain for handicrafts, clothing, shoes, and accessories with the locals. Try your luck and win prizes at the gaming alley while enjoying a stroll in the evening.



The Hualien Night Market, commonly known as the Dong da men Night Market, opened in 2015 and is without a doubt the most fascinating market on Taiwan's East Coast. The market covers approximately 9 hectares and has over 400 vendors.

Every day from 6 p.m. until 12 a.m., the Hualien Night Market is open. Arriving early allows you to grab the most popular foods without having to wait. There are both vegetarian and non-vegetarian alternatives available.

Along with the meal, there will be performers such as singers, guitarists, drummers, dancers, and more. The night market also has various sections with carnival-style games including dart throwing, ring tossing, and crossbow shooting. The games are cheap, but you'll have to pay cash, so make sure you have some handy!



Taiwan is strategically positioned in East Asia's heart.

Furthermore, it boasts unique natural scenery, culinary, and cultural traits, as well as an international tourism environment.

Taiwan, recognised for its efficient handling of the COVID virus, has been praised for its efforts in stimulating the interest of travellers in learning more about the place to visit after the borders are opened as people adjust to their new regular way of life.

Taiwan, which has proven to be the frontrunner in controlling this virus, will soon welcome visitors as the issue is still under control and all regulations are being followed.

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