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Huahsi Night Market, Taipei

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Watch the city come to life at night as you experience Huahsi Night Market. Open for 50 years, the distinct market stands out because of the architectural style, with a traditional Chinese gate and red lanterns that line the roofed street. Known for Chinese herbs and medicine, food in the market is a guilty pleasure for gastronomes; find all kinds of strange delicacies like turtle testicles and snake penis, which earned the street its infamous name "snake alley." Plenty of restaurants offer fresh seafood (besides exotic snacks), so you fully experience Taiwan city nightlife. To visit Huahsi Night Market and get the most from your holiday in Taipei, create itinerary details personal to you using our Taipei family vacation planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Other than famous snake meat shops. There's nothing much to do there. It has full of massage parlour. Nothing else  more »
  • The SNAKE market! yay! I found this quite by accident (the snake part). This had a different feel than the other night markets in that there were covered booths....and more services. I got a (not well...  more »
  • Long night market with other markets nearby. This market is mainly items and massage-places and my guess is that you wouldn't want to eat here anyways, I'd say that it isn't worth visiting if you have...  more »
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  • It’s the oldest night market in Taiwan. With a historical tinge to the surroundings, Huaxi St. offers the best of Taiwan. It is an ideal place to savour authentic Taiwanese dishes. But what makes Huaxi St. market so unique are the stores selling snakes and the various merchandise attached to it. Based on the beliefs of ancient Chinese, Snakes are a healthy source of food and are considered very nourishing to the human body. It was astonishing to see snakes being served in soups, wine and also as a medicine at some stores. I also got to witness live snakes from time to time down the street stores. Some of the snake stores even perform snake shows to attract tourists.
  • I definitely would not recommend this night market. We checked it out because it was relatively close to us, but it had unappealing food, an unhygienic environment and crazy people on scooters driving around like maniacs. I would skip this one if you want something half decent to eat.
  • Loved the food and this is probably the most peculiar night market it Taipei... in a fun way :)
  • There are plenty of better night markets in Taipei. If want to try snake meat this place is for you.
  • Wierd night market with many snake meat and massage, can come see huge snakes