Guide to Huaxi Street Night Market

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Until the 1990s, Huaxi Night Market, often referred to as Snake Alley, was Taipei’s red light district.

However, since the Taiwanese government outlawed prostitution, this area became a night market. But if you look around, you can still find reminders of its past with the various pornography shops.

Anyway—while you’re here, you’ll find plenty of places to get massages in addition to snake-focused dishes. But there aren’t as many snake delicacies as in the past.

This is where Snake Alley got its nickname.

You can also find other unique dishes here, like snake and turtle blood or deer penis wine.

Otherwise, there isn’t much to say about this market. However, Huaxi Street Night Market’s covered and an interesting relic of Taiwan’s history; hence, why I recommend venturing through this tourist hotspot.

Quick Facts About Huaxi Street Night Market

Snake Alley night market hours: 4 PM–12 AM every day

Specialties you must try:

  • Da-Qiao-Tou Tube Rice Pudding
  • Cabbage Rice and Pork Rib Soup
  • Shih Chia Big Rice Ball
  • Hsiao Wang Steamed Minced Pork with Pickles in Broth

Huaxi Market location: Huaxi St, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108

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