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Huaxi Street Tourist Night Market 華西街觀光夜市

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Sunday: 16:00 – 00:00




Specialties:Thick squid soup, oyster omelets, goose meat, meats ball

The Huaxi Street Tourist Night Market is the most well known international tourist night market in Taipei, for more than 50 years of history selling mostly tonic food, Chinese herbal food, crafts, commodities, gourmet snacks. Seafood cuisine is especially famous here, and the "Tainan Danzai Noodle" House decorated in art-deco style is Huaxi's signature gourmet restaurant. Other special features that attract large crowds are the Chinese herbal cuisine cooked with snake, foot massage shops, healthoriented spa.


Night Markets
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
From Wanhua Train Station to Huaxi street, Wanhua Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Sunday: 16:00 – 00:00
Monday: 16:00 – 00:00
Tuesday: 16:00 – 00:00
Wednesday: 16:00 – 00:00
Thursday: 16:00 – 00:00
Friday: 16:00 – 00:00
Saturday: 16:00 – 00:00

Services & Facilities

  • Dinning
  • Shopping
  • Toilets


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  1. 8 Terrible
  2. 28 Poor
  3. 98 Average
  4. 134 Very good
  5. 39 Excellent

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  1. 51 Families
  2. 57 Couples
  3. 76 Solo
  4. 11 Business
  5. 58 Friends
  • Erico2709

    Singapur, Singapur

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    Wonderful atmosphere


    What I like about this night market is that a lot of stalls have seating tables for you to enjoy your food. Do note that the actual market is not under the sheltered building but out on the street.
  • BillyK1980

    Melbourne, Australia

    Not what it used to be


    I think back a few years ago it was the place to come but now you can skip it. Snake alley is only 2 shops now and there is a small street food street
  • JeniseL_12

    Traveler type:


    See how the locals shop and live


    I just love markets. Take it for what it can offer - an insight to how people live eat and play. I was so surprised to see the 80s style game machines I grew up with. Wow. People are still playing them. Huaxi has a little bit of this and that. We walked. we stopped to munch. We grabbed a juice and we walked some more. Saw the snakes. Don’t like snakes so we walked away quickly.
  • ronnav2016

    Taguig City, Philippines



    This Huaxi Night market is the first night market we visited in our taiwan tour. just a few steps away from Longshan Temple is the Huaxi night market or also knows as Snake Alley. Its not a big night market but we really enjoyed the trip here and the food tripping we did. Its colorful and not crowded night market.. Ive found an awesome local food called taiwan fishcake... Ohh i love it.i had 3 sticks of it. We also bought lots of pineapple cakes assorted to this lady in one stall selling 8 packs for 800 ntd. Lots of street foods i tried the chicken nuggets, pork bbq,fried chicken etc. etc. come here very hungry and ull enjoy it. budget depends on what you will eat. In our case , we are group of 3 we ate for around 230 ntd total. not bad ha How to get there : From Ximen Station - BL11 Take Mrt Blue Bannan Line and Get off at Lungshan Station BL 10 , just 1 station away from Ximen Walk ahead and you will see Lungshan temple. Snake Alley is just on the Left side street.
  • sonjie923

    Las Pinas, Philippines

    A visit to an old market


    Our tour guide brought us to this market and narrated to us its history. He also showed us the narrow alleys that were built during the olden times. We were told that it was the only market that sells snakes. There were antique shops, massage parlors and restaurants in the area but no one fancied to do any shopping in the area.. Just the same, we found the visit as worthwhile as we had a good idea of what an old market looked like in Taipei.

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