Cuti-Cuti Taiwan: Huaxi Street Night Market, Taipei City, Taiwan

Location: Huaxi Street Night Market, Taipei City, Taiwan
Date of photo: 29/04/17
Camera/Lens: Sony ILCE-7M2/FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
Snake Alley also known as Huaxi Street Night Market or Huaxi Street Tourist Night Marketis a market in Taipei, Taiwan. The market is located near the Mengjia Longshan Temple as well as other night markets located on Guangzhou Street, Wuzhou Street and Xichang Street.
The Huaxi Night Market is a two-block long night market in Wanhua District, the oldest district of Taipei, Taiwan. It contains stands serving local snacks, and restaurants that serve traditional Taiwanese dishes and many delicacies including snake blood and meat, turtle blood and meat and deer penis wine, which are not normally found anywhere else. Many stands sell various snake delicacies and drinks, hence its nickname "Snake Alley".
Many Taiwanese have a negative view of Snake Alley, which was once a legal red-light district.Adventurer Charley Boorman visited and tried some of the delicacies such as snake penis and turtle testicles on offer during his television series By Any Means 2 in 2009.


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