Night Markets

Stall at a Night Markets Kaohsiung
Stand at a Night Markets Kaohsiung

The night markets in Kaohsiung are very popular. They can get very busy and crowded but do have a fantastic atmosphere. They are a great experience and you will be able to try lots of local cuisines at very cheap prices. Stinky Tofu is a very popular dish which is mainly found at night markets – you will normally smell it before you see it!

Guanhua Night Market

Prawns Night Market
Live Prawns Grilled

Highlights:

  • Late night snacks until Midnight
  • Variety of cuisine and snacks
  • Parking for motorcycles and cars directly in front of vendors

Address: The intersection of Guanghua Road and Sanduo Road in the Lingya District

How to get there:

Metro / Underground

  • Take the Red Line to Sanduo Shopping District Station (R9). Walk straight along Sanduo 2nd Road.

Nearby:

Jhongsiao Night Market & Singjhong Tourist Night Market

Highlights:

  • Both markets have a significant history and within walking distance of each other.
  • There are a wide range of cuisines and snacks even though the Liouhe Night Market is still larger.
  • It is ideal for a late night snack.

Address: Between Cingnian Road and Sihwei Road. Opposite the Sogo Department Store on Sanduo Road.

How to get there:

Metro / Underground

  • Take the Red Line to Sanduo Shopping District (R9)  (Exit number 5 and 6)

Nearby:

Opening Hours: From Lunchtime until Midnight

Liouhe Tourist Night Market

Main Entrance at Liouhe Night Market
Main Entrance at Liouhe Night Market

Highlights:

  • Voted number 1 favourite night market by foreign tourists.
  • You can enjoy a wide range of snacks in a cultural atmosphere.
  • There is one stall where you can try snake soup or snake meat.
  • By day it is a normal street that cars enter, by night it is a walkway for pedestrians.

How to get there:

Metro / Underground:

  • Take the Orange Line (o5) or the Red Line (R10 – exit number 11) to Formosa Boulevard Station

Nearby:

Opening times: 17:00 – 05:00

Crabs
Fresh Crabs

Snake Store
Snake Store in Liouhe Night Market

Nanhua Tourist Night Market

You can find the latest fashion at Nanhua Tourist Market. Women’s fashion being the main highlight. This has led to this night market being named “Women’s Street“. Nanhua Night Market is very close to Liouhe Tourist Night Market so vendors have the slogan “Eat at Liouhe, but dress at Nanhua“.

Highlights:

  • Vendors selling gourmet food can be found at very reasonable prices (opposite Tatong Road).
  • To sum this night market up you can say it is a lively and a dazzling place.

Address: Next to the large General Post Office on Jhongjheng Road

How to get there:

Metro / Underground

  • Take the Orange Line (o5) or the Red Line (R10) to Formosa Boulevard Station

Nearby:

  • Liouhe Tourist Night Market

Opening Hours: Lunchtime until Midnight

Tip: During the daytime, there is heavy traffic passing through, so can be very crowded and busy. Early evening would be a better time to go to avoid traffic.

Rueifeng Night Market

Main Entrance of Rueifeng Market
Main Entrance of Rueifeng Market

Highlights:

  • Largest and most popular night market for locals in Kaohsiung.
  • There is a variety of cuisine and snacks.
  • Games, clothes and other items can be found here.

Address: Next to Yucheng 2nd Road and Nanping Road in the Gushan District

How to get there:

Metro / Underground

  • Take the Red Line (R9) to Kaohsiung Arena Station – take exit number 1 and it is only about a 3 minute walk.

Nearby:

Opening Hours: 1800-24.00 – every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Tip: If you prefer to visit in a quieter period, then avoid Saturday night, as it is the busiest night.

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