Nanbin Night Market 南濱夜市 is Hualien's largest night market, located right next to the Pacific ocean, somewhere close to the very center of the city. Usually it's the night market, where people go to play, while on the smaller yet exquisiter Ziqiang Night Market they prefer to eat.
MY IMPRESSION: The night market is quite big. It's located on what seems to be a parking lot close to the shores of the Pacific ocean. It reminded me a little of the Dom in Hamburg, a popular fun fair, but unlike in Hamburg, the games are rather simple. But unlike the Dom in Hamburg, which is located in the city, Nanbin Night Market is not too close to a residential area, which is good, because it can get very noisy.
WHAT KIND OF FOOD IS COMMON: Food is really a secondary thing in Nanbin, probably only attracting those visitors, who hadn't gone to the Ziqiang Night Market before and want to fill their bellies before enjoying an evening of playing games. You have your regular and standard ciao chi, such as fried corn, fried meat, juice and tea shops, sea food and steak. Nothing ground breaking here - just grab a snack and play is the credo here.
MUST-TRY FOOD AT NANBIN NIGHT MARKET: I heard the steaks on the hot plate are tasty here and quite popular - give it a try.
Let me share our photos of Nanbin Night Market from with you:
POPULAR STALL: HSIEN DA FRESH FRUIT JUICE 現打鮮果汁
POPULAR STALL: LINJI'S ROASTED CORN STALL 林記燒番麥攤位
IN CONCLUSION: Nanbin Night Market is not a food paradise, but it's definitely worth a visit, because you can see a lot of interesting things. And if you're into games, it will definitely be your favorite night market - I haven't seen any other night market in Taiwan, that would have so many games to offer. Here is the Nanbin Night Market on a map.
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