Lehua Night Market in Yonghe District of New Taipei City is busy and vibrant. It may be the most crowded night market in Taipei, serving residents of both Zhonghe and Yonghe. It also has some of the cheapest prices. Popular foods here include rice cakes, shrimp soup, oyster omelets, and shaved ice. It is definitely worth a stop if you are in the area.
Lehua Night Market had its beginnings in 1970, after a few stalls had started in front of the Lehua Theater, which is now the Cashbox Party World KTV (錢櫃KTV). In the early days of the 1980s, the night market only stretched from Yongping Road to Baofu Road in an L shape. In 1998, the orange line of the Taipei MRT opened, with Dingxi Station very close to the night market, and from then on the night market continued to expand to its current size. The night market closed for a short time in 2021 during the pandemic.
Delicacies here include rice cakes, shrimp soup, oyster omelet, and shaved ice. Besides food, there are also many clothing and accessory shops here.
Currently, the night market is the most crowded and popular shopping area in the Zhonghe / Yonghe area and is especially crowded on weekends.
Every day from 4 PM to 12 PM.
You can book a Michelin food tour of Night Markets in Taipei and nearby locations on Klook here.
Hotels in Taipei:
We have stayed at and recommend the Yuanshan Grand Hotel, once the tallest building in Taiwan and still the most grand (book on Booking.com here, Agoda here, or Kayak here).
We also recommend Fullon Hotel which has locations in Tamsui and Fulong near the beach (book on Booking.com here, Agoda here, or Kayak here).
Budget Hotels: We have stayed at and also recommend Fu Chang Hotel in Ximending, which is within walking distance of Ximending shopping district (book on Booking.com here, Agoda here, or Kayak here). We have also stayed at and recommend Hai Xia Your Home which is right in front of Fulong Beach (book on Booking.com here, Agoda here, or Kayak here).
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How to get there:
By MRT: The night market is near Dingxi or Yongan Market MRT stations on the orange line. You can book an MRT travel pass on Klook here.
By Scooter: From central Taipei, take Chongqing South Road south until you reach the bridge over to Yonghe, then keep going straight until you reach Daxin Road. The night market is on your right. There is limited parking on the side of the road. Looking for scooter rental in Taipei? You can search on Klook here or KKday here to search for options. You can also check out our scooter rental guide here.
By Car: From central Taipei, take Chongqing South Road south until you reach the bridge over to Yonghe, then keep going straight until you reach Daxin Road. The night market is on your right. There are some paid parking garages around the night market. 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 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 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. You can also book a Sunset Riverside Bike Ride and Historical Tour, 4 Hour Cycling in Taipei, Ultimate 8-Hour Cycling City Tour, or Taipei City Bike Tour with Night Market Experience on TripAdvisor here.
For more information, check out our Taiwan transportation guide here.
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