Places where Taiwanese people hang out

26 Feb

There are different kinds of places where Taiwanese people hang out. To make it simple, I am going to categorize them by their target groups.


People from my parents or grandparents generation, they live a simple life, so the places they hang out are reletively simple than younger people.

The most popular places for them would be traditional market, which is kind of like farmers market in the U.S.


Like the picture above, people at my grandparents’ age tend to shop at traditional market, which is easier for them to bargin and listen to some gossip from others they might know, might not know, or might know after they jump into each others “discusion”. I would say its a friendly place to wander around for old people, but it also could be a place where they get scammed.

Or they can join one of the dancing clubs where members gather at a park to practice and hang out.



Or they can simply hang out at one of their friends house and play Mahjong.




Because of their health condition, I think old people they focus more on chatting with friends and being at a place where they can sit. They could still do activities that require some movement, but I think the bottom line is that those activities have to be good for their health.


For young people, there are a lot of places where they can hang out.

Desert store




Internet cafe



Traditional desert store



Night market


Places where young people hang out could vary a lot and depends a lot on what the trend is now. There are always new style of desert or beverages coming out. I guess the pattern for young people is that they are willing to try new things and never stop spending money like me.

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Thanks for your time.


2 Responses to “Places where Taiwanese people hang out”

  1. akbota2012 February 27, 2013 at 4:45 am #

    Wow! What an interesting post! So many nice descriptive images! We have some similarities in social and cultural aspects including patterns of young generation’s behavior 🙂

    Can you tell me mahjong is most popular among women and old people? I draw this conclusion based on movies 🙂 I tried only electronical version of this game where the most important is speed. But I guess real play has other principles like pleasure of communicating and deliberation.

  2. samanthamwu February 27, 2013 at 6:27 am #

    Haha, thank you for sharing. It’s midnight now. I feel homesick and mouth-watering when I am seeing your words and pictures.:( While I was in Taiwan, I didn’t consider it’s valueable. In the future, I will cherish it. Taiwan is a really good place to live. Although it’s very crowded, people are really enthusiastic and nice. Food is very delicious. Life is so conveninet. We can eat what we want anytime and anywhere. I am really missing the stinky tofu, oyster omelet, super big fried chicken fillet and bubble tea, etc. in the night market. Thank you again:)

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