Need some inspiration for the bucket list? Add these five excellent Asian night markets—you definitely won’t be disappointed.

1: Shilin Night Market, Taipei, Taiwan

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The largest and most popular market of its kind in Taiwan, the Shilin Night Market is divided into two sections with more than 500 stalls for you to visit.

2: Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, Thailand

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One of the city’s most famous attractions, the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar is open every night from dusk until midnight.

3: Dongdaemun Market, Seoul, South Korea

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This market is considered a special tourism zone within the city, and is divided into five zones over 10 blocks, with more than 30,000 shops.

4: Donghuamen Night Market, Beijing, China

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This market is probably best known for its unusual foods—such as fried crickets and centipedes, or lizards on a stick!

5: Hanoi Night Market, Vietnam

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Relatively new compared to other popular night markets, this one in Hanoi operates only on weekends, but has quickly become a popular tourist destination.

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