Shiling: night market
shiling night market is one place you should not miss.The place is full of people especially young and fashion conscious .This is a place to shop for inexpensive accessories and eat food to your heart's content.We had sweet potatoes in syrup which was yummy.You can have non vegetarian and vegetarian delicacies.You can get down at Shiling station and walk to the market and shop till you reach Jiantan where there is an MRT or go wherever you want if you have time.They have efficiently run metros with trains running every 4 to 5 mts and the crowds are orderly .I did not see any hooligan behaviour.
Kaohsiung Ruei Fong, Taichung Fengchia: Night markets
Taiwan night markets are the most favourite spots of mine. I can't control myself to taste various kinda foods once I go there.
There are two night markets I love to walk is Taichung Fengchia night market and Kaohsiung Ruei Feng night market.
You can find many kinda Taiwan famous traditional foods and a variety of cheap gadgets at Fengchia night market. In order to buy a good gadget there, you should have experience, and of course bargain is needed ^_^. Erm ~ thẻe is a store famous for milk papaya juice named BeiHui (–k‰ñ), I've never missed their milk papaya juice everytime I go Fengchia, it's fairly tasty. Try it if you have oppotunity to go Fengchia night market, Taichung (taiwan).Related to:
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Taiwan Night markets: Night Markets
There are many night markets everywhere in Taiwan, not just big cities. I like the ones in Taijong city best, as they are cleaner. But everywhere has them. Most of them have things like: Food/drink, clothing, cheap gadgets, souvenirs, knock offs, music/dvd/vcd, massages, games, small pets etc. Good for picking up cheap souvenirs for people as well!
True to Taiwan fashion, food and drinks are the center point for many night markets.
Dress Code: casual. not naked, but sleezy is not really frowned upon i guess. Its a family place though, keep that in mind.Related to:
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assorted market stalls: Night Market
i dont know if night market belongs to this category, but anyway, i want to share my experienced going to the night market, actually in this place you can see lots of local foods and its good to experiment and try new ones but be careful if its clean because i am not sure about it.
I always enjoy the "hot pot" where you given raw meat and vegetables to cook by yourself and eat it with chilli sauce or your choice...its very good but tasteless without those magic sauce.
I always tried the shrimps and its really good..and their braised beef with noodles.
All these food are very cheap but dont buy too much because you will be surprise you can finish them all..just buy some to try.
have a good food trip.
Dress Code: casual...anything goes since you are eating along the street
Strada Cafe: European Kaohsiung
La Strada is owned by a designer, the first two levels being a cafe/bar and the top being his studio.
Good music, good coffee and a very relaxed atmosphere.
There are a selection of sketchbooks to browse or add too.
Check out the Lomo cameras in the glass cabinet at the front.
Dress Code: no dress code.Related to:
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Core Pacific Living...
Core Pacific Living Mall
Living Mall has just opened on Nov. 23th . It's the biggest mall ( department store ) in Taiwan ( probably in Asia too) . More amazingly , it's opened 24 hours everyday . I guess there is no any other department stores in the world will opened 24 hours everyday :) --- at least , I haven't heard any :)
Betel Stands along the Roadside: Binlang Babes
Ever have that craving for a good chew? As everyone knows, nothing can satisfy that craving like betel nuts can.
Get your binlang (betel nut) fix at any of the local binlang girls located on the roadsides! Nowadays they're difficult to find in big cities like Taipei, but in the other smaller cities, they're stll alive and well.
The laws have become much more strict in the years and no the girls actually have to wear clothes!... well, kind of.
If the binlangs don't do it for you, then you can always buy a coffee or a soda from them too. Convenient, eh?
Warner Village Cinemas
If all else fails you could go and see a movie. The Warner Village cinemas were one of the first big multiplexes. This cinema has 18 theatres spanning across two buildings which also incorporates restaurants.
Across the road is the Mitsukoshi Department Store and 5 mins up the road is the Grand Hyatt Hotel.
Warner Village Cinemas are in many cities in Taiwan.
A visit to Snake Alley in the evening is interesting. The area has become a popular night market. There are shopping stalls and also many restaurants, some still serving snake, turtle and other gourmet dishes, but don't worry - 'normal' Asian food prevails.
Beware, the fellas, entertaining you with the snakes, do not like you to take photos and will get pretty upset if you do - but try it anyway.
Coffee Shops: Coffee Shops
A coffee shop in Taiwan is open pretty late, until midnight or 1 AM at least, and more like a bar than a `coffee shop'. It serves coffee, alcohol, and maybe cookies or something. The coffee costs a fortune ($150 per cup) but they are nice places to hang outRelated to:
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I didn't go out much at night when I was there so I can't really speak from experience. However, my cousins have told me there are a lot of pubs to go drinking and clubs to go dancing in the Taipei area.
Night markets: Night markets
Great local eateries, cheap deals on many things, clothes, shoes, house appliances... etc. You name it!
Dress Code: Anything you feel comfortable with... Recommend something really comfortable for walking and eating lots and lots!
Definitely, GO TO...
Definitely, GO TO NIGHTMARKETS!!!!!!
It's one of my favorite things in my life, you could find so many delicious food in nightmarkets!
Crowded is a must.;) You will see lots of people are stocked there, eating, shopping, vedaling, kid-screaming.... You don't have to dress up, sometime people will be VERY casual there.;) Oh! and please don't forget to BARGAIN things you want to buy in nightmarkets, so you could buy very cheap and nice thing there. ;)
Dress Code: Just casual like I said above.;) You might get dirty in nightmarket too, so T-shirt, jeans, and sports shoes will be fine.;)
For some good techno house...
For some good techno house music, you have got to go to Room 18. Found inside the Warner Village, a high class shopping mall with cinemas. The DJs are great, some of the best in Taipei. Ocassionally you may find an invited DJ from abroad.
It has two rooms, rather small, and a VIP room where all the famous singers and actores hangout.
Dress Code: Casual, a bit formal.
For a more underground style,...
For a more underground style, go to the yao tao clubs. Yao Tao in Chinese means crazy head or moving head. Usually techno house places where people suppose some illegal substances might be seen in use. Try Rock Candy 2.
Great music and a sceptic decoration.
Dress Code: As you want.
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