Wondering what Taipei has in its fold for all the nightcrawlers? When the sun falls asleep, the city of Taipei illuminates in a new light. When it comes to the nightlife scene of Taipei, the vibrant entertainment activities drive everyone crazy here. Taipei at Night is full of indelible experiences and interesting things to do that no matter what it will never bore you. From visiting night markets, museum exploration to a bike ride there is so many enthralling things to do that one cannot afford to miss while on a city tour of Taipei. So, just sit back and enjoy this specially curated list of top tips and things to do in Taipei after dusk.
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Taipei at Night – The Best Experiences
Forget about bars and clubs, the nightlife scene of Taipei can be best enjoyed at its food markets. The country is known to offer some of the best street food in the world. The night markets in Taipei began as informal vendor meetings where merchants used to come together in one place to sell their wares. After some time, these groupings turned into formal night markets. Shilin, Ningxia, Huaxi, Raohe, and Linjiang are some top Taipei night markets that are worth every effort. These places not just give you the opportunity to eat unlimited but to shop as well and see fellow travelers and backpackers
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What if I tell you that you can sign your way through the night in Taipei city? Well, that’s true! This is one of the most popular things to do in Taipei during night amongst Taiwan backpackers. Party World and Holiday KTV are the most famous KTV chains in the city where you can go with your pack and get a private room dotted with a good stereo system. Doesn’t matter whether you have the knowledge of singing or not, here you can sing or (better to say) scream with your friends to make the best of this experience. The per-person cost for the first three hours of Karaoke Singing is somewhere around $11.
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This is probably the most amazing thing to enjoy in Taipei. In the city, there are shrimping alleys that have gained a lot of tourists’ attention in recent times. To astound you, going on a shrimp date is also a thing in Taipei that people often do. Talking about the entire concept of catching shrimp, you just have to grab a chair along with renting a pole with some bait. Once you catch your shrimp then here you go. After some time, you will be having that shrimp with a bottle of beer. A major chunk of shrimping alleys is located around Shilin MRT Station. ChuenCheng is a popular shrimping arena that remains open for 24-hour. Visiting this place would cost you somewhere around $12 per hour.
Explore the City on Motorbike
A motorbike tour of the city is one of the most popular things to do amongst teenagers during the night. You can do it with your friends. The concept is pretty simple, a common meeting spot is decided to shop for food and beverages. Thereafter, the drive takes you up to the mountain and it ends at a particular spot from where the view of the entire city can be savored. Jiananshan and Ximending are the two most popular hangout spots in the city.
Admire Taipei From Taipei 101
If it is about the best of Taipei during the night, then undoubtedly Taipei 101 is a not-to-miss attraction. Located in Xinyi District, Taipei 101 is the tallest edifice in the city. Though you can visit the place during the daytime also but it’s the night time when the shimmering views of the city from the top of this building can be best relished. During the period between 2004 and 2010, Taipei 101 was the world’s tallest building. Later, it was replaced by Burj Khalifa. On every floor of the building, there are eateries and shopping stores that give you an opportunity to eat and shop as well, hundreds of feet above the ground.
Visit Liberty Square
If you are looking to explore any of the Taipei attractions after dusk rather than visiting markets, partying or clubbing, then Liberty Square is the best bet. Counted amongst the best places to visit in Taipei, this monumental architecture remains accessible all the time, however, it is enchanting when it glows as the sun falls asleep. In the Zhongzheng district, Liberty Square is a public plaza with halls, underpasses, and stairs. Liberty Square is also flanked by National Theater, National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, and National Concert Hall.
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Maokong Cable Car
Maokong Cable Car takes people from the mountain’s base to all the way up to the beautiful tiny villages, dense jungle, and well-preserved temples. This is the best place to spend some quality time with friends and family. There are tea houses and restaurants atop that are very famous in the region. You can choose to spend the whole night at any of the tea houses gazing upon the surreal views of the city while sipping a cup of coffee (you can order more coffee as a single cup will not be enough for the entire night).
The National Palace Museum
Amazed to see National Palace Museum on this list? Every Friday and Saturday, the museum operates till 9:00 PM, more than the usual working hours (other days it operates till 6:30 PM). This is the best place to start the evening. The museum spread over 4 floors and has 2 exhibitions. On display, there are more than 60,000 artifacts that were shifted to Taiwan to prevent their destruction during and post the Chinese Civil War.
Whether you are on a short solo trip or vacationing with friends and family for 7 days, there is something for everyone when it comes to Taipei’s nightlife. If you think I have missed out on some important place or activity, do let us know in the comment section below. Besides, check out our top travel tips and travel essentials that we carry on every single trip.