Badouzi Weekend Night Market is a popular night market on the coast of Keelung near Baodouzi Harbor. Even though it is only open on weekends, you will find almost every Taiwanese night market snack you could want here. You probably won't see any other tourists or foreigners. Popular foods here include fried squid, steak, onion pancakes, papaya milk, and more.
Badouzi Weekend Night Market was established in 2002, formed on an empty lot owned by the Haibawang restaurant chain. Originally the night market had 50 stalls, and now in 2023 you can find about 200 night market stalls here.
Popular foods here include fried squid, steak, onion pancakes, Papaya milk, and other Taiwan night market favorites.
Saturday and Sunday 5 PM to 12 midnight.
Closed on rainy days.
Hotels in Keelung:
We recommend Just Live Inn-Keelung and Yung Feng Hotel, which are two great quality hotels for a reasonable price in Keelung's City Center.
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Tours near Keelung:
There are many tour itineraries that you can enjoy in Keelung that will take you to multiple destinations and arrange transportation. For more information, you can check out Tripadvisor here, KKday here or Klook here, which are both great tour websites that can connect you with the right tour and tour guide for you.
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There are many attractions that you can enjoy in Keelung such as Heping Island Park, Miaokou Night Market, Chaojing Smart Aquarium, Kanziding Fish Market, National Museum of Marine Science and Biology, Yehliu Ocean World, Yehliu Geopark, Jiufen, Elephant Trunk Rock, Ju Ming Museum, New Taipei Gold Museum, Bat Cave, Candlestick Islet, and many more attractions on Tripadvisor here, Klook here, or KKday here.
Activities in Keelung:
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How to get there:
By Car/Scooter: Drive to Keelung, then from downtown take provincial highway 2 east about 10 KM until you reach the the Badouzi Harbor, and there is some paid parking at the harbor and limited free parking on the side of the road. Looking for scooter rental in Keelung? Search KKday here for options. You can also check out our scooter rental guide here. If you are looking for car rentals, you can also search Qeeq here, Klook here, or KKday here. You can also check out our car rental guide here.
By Train/Bus: Take the TRA to Badouzi (八斗子） station, then walk about 1 KM south until you reach the night market. Book tickets via the normal train (TRA) on Klook here.
By Bicycle: Cycling is the best way to enjoy Taiwan's landscapes if you have the time and energy. Looking for bicycle rentals in Taiwan? You can use Taiwan's many Youbike bike sharing stations, or search for rentals on KKday here, and search for tours on Klook here. You can also check out our Taiwan cycling guide here.
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I have only been to Baodouzi Weekend Market by chance after a trip to Keelung Islet. I was surprised at how large the market was and how many people came. I also noticed that there were no tourists or foreigners. It was totally a local crowd.
We parked our car near the empty lots behind the night market, like many other families. If the free parking is full, there is paid parking at Baodouzi Harbor.
There is a lot of sit down eating area here.
We decided to go with one of the steak stalls.
Traditional Taiwanese steak and noodles with egg.
Taken down with some winter gourd tea.
Oyster omelet stand.
Fried purple yam stand.
More dried goods for sale.
Locals enjoying the treats here.
There is also a game area here.
Bumper car rides.
In the middle of the steak area again.
Fishing for crawdads game.
Another fishing game.
View while enjoying some steak.
Shoes for sale.
More shoes for sale.
A row of games and clothes.
Guava juice stand.
Another view of the seating area.
Last view of the night market.
You can see the harbor from here.
And you can see someone's yacht parked nearby.
Nearby you can also find two 7-11s right across the street from each other, which is actually quite a common sight in Taiwan.
Check out our full guide to Taiwan’s Northern Coast here.
Check out our Taipei Night Market guide here.
Check out our guide to Keelung here.
You can also check out our full travel guide to Taiwan here.
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