Attraction Raohe Street Night Market, Taipei, 105, Taiwan Published on: 13-11-2015
|1 hours 30 mins|
|05:00 PM - 11:55 PM|
Raohe Street Tourists Night Market is good for
- Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
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Why Raohe Street Tourists Night Market is special ?
Raohe Street Tourist Night Market is located on Raohe Street, Taipei, 600 meters in length. This area was called Xikou and was a business center because of its location and transportation. However, with the development of transportation, Raohe Street has become a secondary road and the business has also declined. Therefore, the government set up a night market in 1987. It is the second tourist night market in Taipei. Various products and local foods are sold in the night market.
Must try food:
- Black pork sausage with garlic cloves
- Fuzhou Pepper Buns (pork pepper buns). Price – 50 TWD ($1.52)
- Grilled squid. Price – 160 TWD ($4.87)
- Okonomiyaki at Fukushima Yaki
- Fried dumplings. Price – 50 TWD ($1.52)
- Taiwanese herbal pork bone soup. Price – pork and rice 85 TWD ($2.59)
- Ji Tui Juan
- Fried Yam Ball
- Grilled Mushrooms
Raohe Street Tourist Night Market is 600 meters in length, near Shongshan Railway Station. There is a decorated-archway in front of the entrance. There are various shops and stands in the night market. It presents Taiwanese characteristic and is definitely a place worth visiting.
What to explore at Raohe Street Tourists Night Market?
One of the most popular night markets in Taipei City is the Raohe St. Night Market. During every weekend and holiday, the famous Raohe St. Night Market is often filled with crowds of tourists and local Taipei citizens.In Taiwan, night markets are well embedded in the lives of Taiwanese people. During their leisure time, Taiwanese people enjoy spending their time at night markets, where there is a variety of local food available as well as a wide array of fashionable stores to shop from. Bargaining for something you like made an exciting shopping experience at Raohe St. Night Market. The most special feature here is the variety of local snacks, including pork feet noodle string, beef noodle soup, herbal stew of ribs, bubble tea, etc. You may also enjoy some exotic food, such as Aladdin’s India and Pakistani cuisines at the Raohe St. Night Market.
How to get to Raohe Street Tourists Night Market?
Take West Railway Line train (西部幹線列車) to Songshan Railway Station (松山火車站), and walk towards Bade Road (八德路) to Raohe St. Night Market (饒河街觀光夜市)
By Taipei MRT:
Take Taipei MRT-Bannan Line (捷運板南線) to MRT Houshanpi Station (捷運後山埤站). Walk towards Yongji Road (永吉路) from exit no. 4 of MRT Houshanpi Station (捷運後山埤站) and make a turn at Songshan Road (松山路). Raohe St. Night Market (饒河街觀光夜市) is reachable after passing the overhead bridge of Songshan Railway Station (松山火車站) to Raohe St. Night Market (饒河街觀光夜市)
1. Take bus no. 28, 53, 63, 203, 204, 205, 256, 276, 306, 518, 531, 605, 622, 629, 668, 675, 711, Blue 7 (藍7) or Brown 1 (棕1) to Songshan Railway Station (松山火車站).
2. Take bus no. 32, 232, 281, 284, 286, or 611 to the Songshan Railway Station front stop (松山前站), and pass the overhead bridge of the railway station to Raohe St. Night Market (饒河街觀光夜市).
Drive on your own:
No. 1 National Highway (國道一號): Chenggong Interchange (成功交流道) -> Chenggong Road (成功路) -> make a right turn at Xingming Road (新明路) -> make a left turn at Chengmei Bridge (成美橋) -> Bade Road (八德路) -> Raohe St. Night Market (饒河街觀光夜市)
3. By Train
Just take the MRT Metro to Shongshan Station, and follow the signs for Raohe Street. You’ll see the entrance gate of the market about a 1 minute walk from the exit of the station.
- “One of the best local night market”
- “Come Hungry for a Feast!”
- “Compact night market with great eating”
- “Bring an empty stomach”
- “An authentic market"
Raohe Street Night Market, Taipei, 105, Taiwan
Tips for you
In less than 2mins after you walk out from Songshan MRT station, you can easily spot this night market. It's really huge and alot of street foods are available here. Do bring an empty stomach if you wanna start a food feasting. You can easily spend more than an hour here eating and walking around. When I came here, I spent the night till 11.30pm as the last train is on 12am, do watch your time! The only downside of this place is that it's really really crowded. I went there on Sunday and I can barely walk without being knocked by the people.
It's a smaller night market but the food is good. The steamed buns with minced meat and scallions at the entrance to the market are delicious. The long line is a testament to that fact.