Friday, July 22, 2011

Taiwan's Night Markets

Packed with vendors selling traditional snacks and low-priced merchandise, the Taiwan island’s ever-popular night markets are bulwarks against the relentless tide of modernization.

Taiwan_night_Market, ball bead

For many first-time visitors to Taiwan, the sight of streets lined with vendors had them reaching for their cameras. Locals react differently: Often, the smells wafting from such places make their mouths water.