Luodong Night Market is the largest night market in Yilan and is one of the area's top tourist destinations. The night market covers a large area and usually is packed with people. Delicacies here include mutton soup, shaved ice, duck noodles, and onion pancakes. It is definitely worth a visit on your next trip to Yilan.
Luodong Night Market was created in 1990 as part of the local government's plan. The main part of the night market was built in front of a movie theater, so moviegoers could go get food after seeing a movie. Soon a few stalls became many, and the night market soon turned into the large sprawling area that we see today. The night market covers areas along Minsheng Road, Gongyuan Road, and Minquan Road, and also sprawls onto Tianjin Road, Zhentai Street, Xingdong Street, and Zhongshan Road Section 3.
3 PM to 12 AM every day.
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How to get there:
Bar Car/Scooter: From National Freeway 5, turn west on provincial highway 9 toward Luodong. There is paid parking near Zhongshan Park. Looking for scooter rental in Yilan? You can search Klook here or KKday here to look for options. You can also check out our scooter rental guide here.
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By TRA: The night market is about 200 meters away from Luodong TRA station. You can book tickets to travel to Yilan via inter-city bus on Klook here. You can book tickets to Yialn via high speed rail (HSR) on Klook here or KKDay here. Book tickets via the normal train (TRA) on Klook here.
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Please see below:
I have been to Luodong Night Market twice. Both times were a great experience. It is one of the best night markets in Taiwan.
First we stopped at Nobel cakes, which sells cake rolls for much cheaper than we can find in Taipei.
We bought a few. The store is just a block away from the night market entrance.
The night market entrance is here next to the park.
right from the start, the night market gets really crowded.
Old style cakes.
Clothing shops in the middle of the night market.
More cheap clothing.
Not so much food in this area.
However further down this street there ismore food.
And the night market gets super narrow.
In an alley filled with food and lines of people.
Outdoor seating next to a mutton soup stall.
Also duck and oyster omelet are sold here.
We ended up getting steak and noodles, a Taiwan night market staple.
And we got some boba tea from a drink shop.
White gourd boba tea.
Another photo of our meal.
Next for dessert, we had mango ice.
It was delicious.
And we ordered extra ice. That stuff can melt fast in the summer heat.
Yilan's famous onion pancakes.
More cheap clothes.
Typical night market games.
Night market claw machines.
Lining up for taro ice cream fish.
More photos of the area in the gallery above.
You can purchase tours and tickets for many activities in Yilan such as surfing, kayaking, horse riding, river tracing, river rafting, river tubing, pack rafting, water biking, snorkeling, canoeing, and many others through Klook here or KKday here.
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