As Taipei’s biggest and most famous market, Shilin Night Market is a must-see for travelers. The area was originally used as a day market beginning in 1909, but its popularity over the years grew it into the bustling night market it is today. Vendors sell a wide range of goods, from clothes and jewelry to electronics and trinkets. Shilin Night Market is especially known for its abundance of snack options, particularly its food court with over 500 stalls. Visitors can reach the market through various bus routes or by taking the metro to Jiantan Station.
Roahe Street Night Market, another of Taipei’s most popular markets, is located in Songshan District, an area famous for its abundance of shopping options and cultural sites. Located near Ciyou Temple and spanning roughly 600 meters, this night market is favored by locals and travelers for its wide variety of food choices. Though relatively small, the market area is charming and a great choice for a night out. Popular foods and drinks found here include bubble tea, clam noodles, and sticky rice. This market is easily accessible from the Songshan Metro Station.