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Keelung Miaokou Night Market, Keelung
(4.1/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Known for its three distinct corridors decorated with bright yellow lanterns, Keelung Miaokou Night Market caters to hungry travelers and locals with regional cuisine of all varieties. Maps and menus in English, Japanese, and Chinese ensure you won’t get lost in the array of small food stalls. The rich aromas of fried noodles, desserts, soups, and tempura dishes overwhelm the market, while the chatter of crowds and huddled passageways create a lively atmosphere. Try the local delicacies--cocoa coffee, Wanji tempura, and pot sticker soup. In addition to food and beverages, shop for clothes, accessories, and other souvenirs. Use our Keelung trip itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Keelung Miaokou Night Market and other attractions in Keelung.
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  • (Some people in English-speaking countries, or the effects of the video site was like is large), the number of tourists is less, compared to famous night in Taipei City are crowded with local people think city at night. Personally, I think you'd come on a day trip from Taipei, it seems many people those places on the way back from the Jioufen, Yehliu, enjoyed while staying (the rainy streets of the downside is). Based, itself different and Taipei, when the port city's unique atmosphere the city so.
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  • 夜市範圍蠻大的,而且因為就在港邊,會看到許多海鮮快炒店,可以選口味請店家料理,很多攤都有賣炒螃蟹,這是其他夜市看不到的特別之處。 
  • About 10 minutes walk from the base station is a city one night. There were a lot of stores dealing with the port and seafood dishes. Anyway people are often crowded it is fun.
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  • A nightmarket which is easily identifiable by the yellow lantern at the entrance. A worthy place to visit after your trip to stations along the pingxi line. The prices of food tend to be a little slightly cheaper than taipei, and variety is slightly more than those commonly add in Taipei.
  • From Jiufen/Shifen/PingXi must stop by here to have a seafood dinner before heading back to Taipei! Easy Access from Ruifang Station, directly take the bus 787 or 788. As for Banana like me, there is English name of the hawker stall of what they selling is very convenient. There is even a Temple in the market... May go for a pray after having dinner. To Vegan like me, there is 2 hawker that sell vegetarian foods. So, do not worry. To get back to Taipei, go to the Keelung Station and must ask the counter properly which train to on board and which platform. Easy pass (aka 悠遊卡) can be use here also.
  • Keelung market was just okay. We came here after a trip from Jiufen. Keelung is known for seafood but a few of the stands we went to weren't particularly great. It's always nice to check out local delicacies though.
  • Open night market with good varieties of products and food. Food stall 12 offers good food and service. Beware of stall 22 - very rude and arrogant.
  • I have to say, after visiting night markets in many cities around Taiwan, I was a bit shocked to see the state of hygiene in Keelung's Miaokou Night Market (基隆廟口夜市). On first glance, the market looks exciting, with lots of delicious and interesting foods on sale, with some foods unique to Keelung. However, one big problem is the underground waste-water sewerage system running along the sides of the roads where the market vendors set up their stalls. Due to the shallowness of the system, the smell of human excrement pervades the air around the market and the surroundings. Sewerage systems tend to attract rats, and the presence of rats in close proximity to food preparation areas is a human health risk. To some extent, rats are unavoidable in urban areas, but the juxtaposition of the smell of sewerage and food should surely not be something that happens in a developed country in the 21st century? Perhaps this is a recent problem that's affecting the city? In addition to the smell, the amount of garbage on the streets around the night market was incredible. Empty bottles, plastic coverings, hundreds of cigarette butts, discarded food wrappings, and huge amounts of all kinds of rubbish can be found on the streets around the night market. I'm not sure whether this is because there are no garbage bins available, or whether it's because the day that we visited just happened to have a lot of people disposing garbage on the street. I would love to recommend this night market, as its location makes it ideal for fresh seafood, but the lack of street cleanliness and hygiene problems make it hard to really recommend above other night markets to be found elsewhere in Taiwan.