Yes, anywhere in Taiwan by day is fun, however, Taiwan’s night markets will surprise and delight too. Found in virtually every city in Taiwan, it’s any wonder night markets have collectively and individually gained a reputation as a must-do activity while visiting this lovely little island.
For food lovers, night markets hold special appeal because they are really the ‘fast track’ to knowing and experiencing authentic street food and the life of locals in Taiwan. Not only are night markets a daily destination for devoted locals, but they also appeal to travelers from all over who are looking for their own culinary adventure, inclusive of including street foods, snacks, as well as popular and traditional dishes from China.
If you have more taste buds than time, make tracks for Shilin Night Market, the largest of its kind in Taipei. Add Fengjia Night Market in Taichung to your list too. It is the “matrix” of Taiwan’s night markets; a veritable maze where losing yourself in the food is easy. Take a step back in time when you visit the Liuhe Night Market in Kaohsiung with its 60-year history, or while in Keelung, explore Miaokou Night Market, the city’s most well-known and appreciated icon. And a final suggestion? Luodong Night Market in Yilan, famous for its authentic Taiwanese street food, shopping, and entertainment, should be included in your itinerary. A visit here is the perfect way to peek into the life of locals who can be found here every night.