Shopping experience in Taiwan at the end of the year: What to buy, at the most reasonable place?

The end of the year is a shopping boom around the world and Taiwan is no exception. Starting in December, big shopping malls, shops, and streets will have big promotions to liquidate old inventory and welcome new year shipments. This is also an opportunity for visitors to hunt for branded items at a bargain price. 

If you want to travel and shop in Taiwan , here are a few experiences for you. 


Famous shopping spots in Taiwan


Si Lam Night Market

Shopping experience in Taiwan at the end of the year: What to buy, at the most reasonable place?Si Lam Night Market. Photo: weibo.com

Si Lam Night Market is the most majestic and famous night market in Taipei, the shopping paradise in Taiwan for visitors. Along the street are countless stalls selling snacks, delicious street food such as oyster omelettes, fried chicken fillet and buffalo milk tea ... Not only the food, this neighborhood also sells many other items. like clothes, shoes, most fashionable bags. 

Si Lam Night Market is open daily from about 16 pm until midnight. Address: No. 101, Jihe Rd, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111. You can take the tram to Jiantan MRT station - the station nearest to the night market. The best time to visit the market is from 9pm, because at this time the market is crowded and bustling. 


Wenchuan Street

Shopping experience in Taiwan at the end of the year: What to buy, at the most reasonable place?Shopping in Wuyuan Pho. Photo: twitter.com

Wu Fen Pu is a wholesale shopping district that sells fashion items at unbelievably low prices. This area has about 200 shops, selling a variety of items but the most is still clothing and fashion accessories. If you take the plunge, you will be able to buy a great quality t-shirt for only 3.5 USD. Wufang Street is open daily, you can visit and shop anytime. 

Pentagon Street is located in Yongji Street, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110. You can take the train to Song Shan MRT station - the nearest train station.  


Ximen Mon Night Market

Shopping experience in Taiwan at the end of the year: What to buy, at the most reasonable place?Ximen Mon Night Market. Photo: m.post.naver.com

Ximending is always included in the itinerary when traveling to Taiwan. This is a busy shopping street, updated with the latest fashion trends for young people. This is also the area where many fashion brands are concentrated, from popular to luxury goods. Fashion followers coming to Taiwan without shopping in Ximending is a pity. In addition to shopping, you can stroll to immerse yourself in the vibrant, bustling atmosphere and discover many interesting things of this place such as bars, tattoo parlors, cinemas ... 

Ximending is located at Shi-men Ting, Taipei City, Taiwan 108. The nearest train station is MRT Ximen.


East Metro Mall 

Shopping experience in Taiwan at the end of the year: What to buy, at the most reasonable place?East Metro Mall. Photo: photo.wn.com

This shopping center is a popular shopping and sightseeing spot in Taiwan. East Metro Mall is located underground, displaying cheap clothing items, selling cute souvenir items. Despite its name as a mall, there are many items sold here that are cheaper than in the night markets. 

East Metro Mall is located in No. 77, Section 1, Zhongxiao East Rd., Da-an Dist, Taipei City, Taiwan 106. You can take the train to Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT Station or Zhongxiao Donghua MRT Station and walk to the mall. 


Guanghua Digital Plaza

Shopping experience in Taiwan at the end of the year: What to buy, at the most reasonable place?Guanghua Digital Plaza. Photo: en.wikipedia.org

Guanghua Digital Plaza is a place that sells electronic items at a cheap price. The market is a 6-storey building, selling everything from components to electronic products, home appliances, you can pay until you buy it. 

The market is located in No. 8, Section 3, Civic Blvd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100. The nearest subway station is MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng.


Eslite Bookstore Xin Yi

Shopping experience in Taiwan at the end of the year: What to buy, at the most reasonable place?Eslite Bookstore Xin Yi. Photo: en.wikipedia.org

It sounds surprising but Eslite Xin Yi Bookstore is also a destination to attract many shoppers in Taiwan , especially book lovers. It sells foreign language books from English, Korean, Japanese ... all kinds of books from classic literature, language textbooks to picture books, pictures for children. Eslite Xin Yi Bookstore is located near the famous Taipei 101 Observatory. You can stroll around this bookstore, wait until the afternoon to go to the observation deck to watch the beautiful sunset. 

Eslite Xin Yi bookstore is located at No. 11, Songgao Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110. The nearest train station is MRT Zhongxiao Dunhua.


Center for promoting Taiwanese handicrafts

Shopping experience in Taiwan at the end of the year: What to buy, at the most reasonable place?Crafts are sold at the center. Photo: geografic.info

This is an ideal destination if you want to shop for souvenirs or gifts for relatives and friends. The Taipei Center for the Promotion of Handicrafts is a government project that only sells handcrafted items with excellent technology. 

The center is located at No. 1, Xuzhou Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100. You can take the train to the nearest station of NTU Hospital MRT, then walk to the center to start shopping. 


Longshan temple shopping district

Shopping experience in Taiwan at the end of the year: What to buy, at the most reasonable place?Longshan temple shopping district. Photo: beureunuen.com

The shopping district near Longshan Temple is a place to sell diverse traditional goods, you can combine to visit the most sacred Longshan pagoda in Taipei, then visit this area to shop. 

This area is located at No. 211, Guangzhou Street, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10853. The nearest tram station is MRT Longshan Temple.


Taipei 101

Shopping experience in Taiwan at the end of the year: What to buy, at the most reasonable place?Shopping malls in Taipei 101. Photo: quora.com

Taipei 101 is not only an observation tower with spectacular views over the city, but also the most luxurious commercial center in the city. There are items of famous brands such as Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, ... If you are a true brand, do not forget to come here to drop shopping. Especially, the end of the year is the time when the center has many attractive promotions to discharge old goods and receive new goods. Do not miss this opportunity to buy brand name bargains. 


Core Pacific Living Shopping Center

Shopping experience in Taiwan at the end of the year: What to buy, at the most reasonable place?Core Pacific Living Shopping Center. Photo: zh.wikipedia.org

Core Pacific Living, also known as Living Mall, is the most popular shopping destination in Taipei. It has a unique and modern architecture, there are countless shops selling all kinds of items from affordable to luxury, with diverse prices, suitable for many customers. Inside the center there is also a children's playground with lots of fun games. 

The center is located at No. 138, Section 4, Bade Rd, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105. You can get here by train, stopping at Nanjing Sanmin MRT station.

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