Taiwan is increasingly popular for being one of the best places to shop in Asia. With its maddening amount of shopping malls and night markets, it is easily the most loved shopping destinations not only for Asian shoppaholics but also for foreigners who are eager to hunt for all that their hearts desire - at a bargain price.
Step into Taipei City and you will never go wrong heading towards the famous East District. Once a sprawling farmland, East District is now home to several high profile shopping malls, commercial centres and business hubs as well as the world-famous Taipei 101. Shopping enthusiasts will love trawling the malls for clothes, fashion accessories, footwear, electronic products and virtually everything available under the sun in the comfort of air conditioned outlets which are always equipped with the most modern conveniences.
Night markets, on the other hand, are a delight to explore especially for bargain hunters. Curios, trinkets, clothes, and souvenirs can be bought but almost everyone visiting the famous night markets in Taiwan are after one thing - food. Snacks of all shapes, colors and tastes are available, and must-tries include oyster omelettes, fried seafood, sweet pastry and desserts like icy cold shaved ice. A notable night market in Taiwan is the Shihlin Night Market where every imaginable Taiwanese snack food are sold by friendly peddlers and stall owners.