Taiwan is an interesting island that never sleeps. Nightlife here is even more atmospheric and exciting than “Sleepless New York City”. The most wonderful entertainment activities start when the sun goes down and last till midnight or even unlimited time. There are hundreds of choices for different demands including dance the night away in sparkling bars, shop till you drop at various local night markets, and relax by spending time in bookstores, movie theaters & beauty spas. As a traveling expert, Shore Excursions Asia would like to share the ultimate guide for Taiwan nightlife.
Shilin is one of the largest and most crowded night markets in Taiwan with lines of food stalls and vendors. The alleyways are the paradise for foodaholics to sample incredible local, traditional, international-fusion, and light street foods. There are many featured dishes that you shouldn’t miss such as stinky tofu, tempura, grilled seafood, bubble tea, and so on. If your cruise docks overnight at Keelung port and you just finish your Taipei shore excursion, Shilin Night Market must be your top choice.
Different than other night markets in Taiwan, Liu He is famous for its high-quality dishes made from fresh-caught seafood. Pick your favorite, walk back, and choose a nice table to enjoy your meal. Experience the energetic vibe of the downtown by sample delicious crab, shrimp, octopus, and squid. Especially, don’t miss stinky tofu which has a special smell but you will literally in love when eating once. Moreover, pick up some clothing and accessory as interesting souvenirs to bring home from your Kaohsiung shore trips.