Night Markets

Ningxia Night Market

/ 陳皮梅

The night market culture traces back very long ago. It’s now a part of everyday life in Taiwan. Ningxia Night Market is one of the oldest night markets in Taipei it also has a long history behind it. It was a park back in the Japanese colonial period, a round shaped park with trees and benches. With food stands started to gather inside the park, the food culture here started to prosper. When the World War 1 broke out, the park was rebuilt into water storage and the food related activities ceased since then. After the war the prosperity continued and the market grew larger. The night market later went through fire, urban renewal and started to go downhill. The old night market is replaced by the Ningxia Night Market we know now.

The Taipei City Government put in a lot of effort into rebuilding the night market. The location is organized and designed for market use with grease plumbing and water source system. Back in action, Ningxia night Market has become one of the representative night markets in Taipei, even nicknamed Taipei’s stomach. The night market gathered over 20 food stands and restaurants, all over 50 years old providing delicious snacks and savories. From oyster omelet, stinky tofu, taro cake, tofu pudding and many other traditional Taiwan style dish waiting for you to discover. Ningxia is a tradition and popular night market for the locals and tourists.

Leon Tsai

night market food:

Laiji Oyster Omelet, Chang Braised Snacks, Tofu Flower House, Liu Taro Cake

opening hours:

Hours: 4:00PM~02:00AM


Public Transportation
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: MRT Station:Walk about 10 minutes from Zhongshan MRT Station or Shuanglian MRT Station heading West
OTHERS: Take the No. 2, 12, 42, 46, 52, 63, 215, 223, 250, 255, 282, 288, 302, 304, 304 (Return), 306, 601, 605, or 605 Express bus to the traffic circle stop.
By Taxi
Tell the driver Ningxia ('ning-sha') Market and they'll most likely know where to go. Or you can get dropped off at the closest MRT station which is Zhongshan MRT Station and head about 10 minutes West.

Nearby Attractions

Dihua Street
Yongle Market (Yongle Fabric Market)
Dadaocheng Wharf
SPOT-Taipei Film House
Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei (MOCA Taipei)
Taipei Bus Station
Taipei City Mall (Taipei Main Underground Shopping Street)
Taipei Main Station
Yanping N. Rd. Sec. 3 Tourist Night Market
HSR Taipei Station