Huaxi street Night Market, Wanhua

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Watch the city come to life at night as you experience Huaxi street 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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Taipei holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Huaxi street Night Market and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Taipei has an increasing number of tourists visiting The New Year's Day. If you want to enjoy the nightlife, the snobbing bar in Xinyi-ku is also good, but in order to experience taiwanese "likeness", i had a friend who has a Taiwanese lover more than 100 times to travel to Taiwan to the night market here. We went from the west gate side and arrived at a delicious restaurant with winter melon soup. After the meal, we decided to go to a delicious restaurant with bean flowers in the east ward area, so we decided to head to Ryuzanji Station, so we ran through the night market. Just before the middle of the night market, a shop began to emerge to stimulate men's desires, and from a certain point the air changed quickly, and the neon lights on the signs turned red, pink, and yellow. The head of the club which is not seen in the town also in traditional character becomes a lot of the one of the woman bias, and it senses the area which should not enter instantly from the strange air feeling of surroundings. The moment she meets her friend and tries to run, she is grabbed by a woman, but she retreats to the main street. According to a local friend, it was the same thriving performance as the area of Shinjuku Kabukicho before the cleanup operation, in the area around the 1970s, in an area where local people did not come close. After that, it became a slant, and the person who was young at that time seems to be still selling spring. Both men and women, if you go with interest,, please be careful because you may be involved in financial trouble or criminal activity.
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  • I walked through here last night. I just noticed lots of massage shops. A few prostitutes walking around. Some souviners shops, afew restaurants selling stuff like snake and turtle. It's Different to ...  more »
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  • I visited the market on recommendation from one of the local tour guides, as we were looking to try something exotic — Huaxi is known for its snake delicacies. Upon arrival, we were (happily) distracted by the amount and variety of food we had there! We ended up eating all sorts of things — pig’s trotters, smelly tofu, pork rib soup, etc. Love the variety and how cheap everything is, but most of all, the market isn’t as crowded as the others (Shilin, Raohe). Can’t miss this if you’re a foodie. The seafood there is very fresh and everyone should definitely give this a go!
  • Awesome place if you like to get your nails done..
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