World's 8 Best Night Markets to Visit

If you are interested to get different experiences while travelling all around the world, head off to some of the best night markets. Most night markets usually sell traditional items or foods.

You should remember that not all night markets are held all year long. There are several night markets that are held in certain period of time

1. Saturday Night Bazaar, Arpora (Goa)

Known for its sunny beaches and electrifying nightlife, Goa, a tropical region in India is also home to the Saturday night market at Arpora known as Ingo's Saturday Night Bazaar. This most famous night market in India has the perfect list of things to see and do for curious travelers.

Initially started in 1999 on a very small scale with no expectations of growing, it has now turned into a popular shopping spree with over a hundred stalls selling the best in junk jewellery, footwear, beach clothing and various handicrafts.

For those with a wild streak, tattoo and piercing artists are aplenty as are a string of bars. For the foodies, apart from typical Goan food on offer, the market also serves cuisine ranging from Mexican to Italian. It opens every Saturday night from 7pm till early morning.

2. Chiang Mai's Night Market, Thailand

One of northern Thailand's biggest draws, Chiang Mai's nightly market transforms a three-block stretch of Chiang Klan Road into a lively shopping and food concourse.

Stalls stand shoulder-to-shoulder in front of covered arcades, internet cafes, and restaurants, but most of the fun is found at the street-side, where it is as easy to find bargain Rolex knockoffs and Hangover DVDs as it is painted silk and paper lanterns.

For true artisan treasures, swing by one of the city's weekend nighttime "walking markets," which are closed off to traffic, particularly the Sunday Market along Ratchadamnoen Road.

4. Marrakech Night Market, Morocco

One of the most famous night markets in the world, the Marrakech Night Market is like a carnival of food with music, fortune-telling and lots more. With wide variety of eateries offering the best in Moroccan and world cuisine and musicians serenading the crowds, the market is a magical experience.

Diners can choose from local snail delicacies or opt for the more familiar option of spicy sausages, grilled fish and bowls of boiled chickpeas.

Ceramics, traditional shoes and spices are some of the attractions which every visitor should not miss out on their list. Gnawa drummers, skilled orators, and fortune-tellers provide the evening's entertainment and a taste of local culture. This market is open 7 days a week.

5.Suzuki Night Market, Melbourne

Each year from November to February, Melbournes famous Queen Victoria market hosts a night market on Wednesdays, highlighting artisan goods and international cuisine. Suzuki Night Market is one such market and is considered as one of the best night markets in Australia.

There are many local designers, artisans, and culinary vendors that you can find in this market. This market highlights the city's ethnic diversity.

There are many cultures that you can find here, such as Dutch, Spanish, Vietnamese, Ethiopian, and Indian. When you are here, you need to try the food reflexology massage in this market.

6. Christmas Market, Nuremberg

Have you ever wished to experience a festive White Christmas? Then, pack your warm clothes and visit Nuremburg's Christmas Market. This annual night market has the best traditional Christmas comfort food including gingerbread, roast sausages and mulled wine.

Adding to its vintage atmosphere are the Zwetschgenmannle (little figures made from prunes) and 200-odd wooden booths.

Come well equipped to buy Christmas tree angels, cribs, Christmas tree ornaments, candles, toys as well as many arts and craft products. Prune figurines and Christmas decorations are something not to miss out in this market. Christmas Market, Nuremberg is open from 30 November to 24 December every year.

7. Ratchada Night Bazaar, Bangkok

Every Saturday night, the parking lot outside the Ratchadapisek metro station is bustling with activities as Thais and tourists swarm for cheap leather handbags, shoes, antiques and furniture. The market started out as a place for used scooters and car parts, and still has a dedicated row of vintage motorbikes for your perusal.

Vinyl Thai records and vintage cameras are just some of the great finds you can pick up, and food stalls are sprinkled throughout to keep you fueled through the night. The atmosphere is so inviting and spellbinding that you can hardly leave without buying something.

8. Huaxi Street Night Market, Taipei

Better known as Snake Alley for dishing out the best snake meat, Huaxi Street Night Market, is one of the oldest tourist destinations in Taiwan founded over 50 years ago. Located next to the famous Longshan Temple, a traditional Chinese gate-styled structure adorned with red lanterns leads tourists into an indoor arena.

For the experimental foodie, this place is nothing short of Shangri-la with rare dishes-besides its famous snake—like turtle meat freely available amongst other unique delicacies. After you've had your fill of seafood and meat, go on a shopping spree at their local craft and jewellery stores. It opens 7 days a week.
Besides being a great place to bargain and shop, it's also a window onto Thai culture.

9. Yau Ma Tei (Temple St), Hong Kong

Also known as "Men's Street," for its unique wares like watches and dress suits, not to mention tons of electronics, Temple Street or Yau Ma Tei is the place to be for locals and tourists in Hong Kong. Chinese memorabilia and women's fashion can also be found, and make sure to bargain over prices. The street food stalls, or dai pai dong, dish up local cuisine while fortune-tellers sit ready to determine your fate. The market is great for knockoffs, and though it opens at 4 p.m., it is best to go after dark when it gets busy.
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