Of nation’s night markets, Fengjia’s gets most buzz online
Night markets are one of Taiwan's most popular tourist attractions, and one in particular — the Fengjia Night Market in Taichung — has drawn more interest online in Taiwan than any other, according to an online data analysis.
Fengjia Night Market was been dubbed as the largest of its kind in Taiwan and is recognized as the origin of many of the country's most popular snacks, such as crepes, pepper cakes and takoyaki ( Japanesestyle octopus balls), the DailyView Online Thermometer reported Saturday.
The DailyView, a Chinese- language web service that analyzes the online circulation of current events, combed through the words of online posts and articles mentioning night markets and found that Fengjia Night Market was the most talked about venue of its kind on the Internet.
It was followed by the Shilin Night Market in Taipei and the Luodong Night Market in Yilan County, the report said.
The Shilin Night Market is often selected as a "must-see" destination for foreign visitors, while the Luodong Night Market is known for its spring onion pancakes and tapioca balls filled with red bean paste, it said.
The other night markets on the DailyView Top 10 list were the Garden Night Market in Tainan, which ranked fourth, followed by the Keelung Night Market, the Kenting Night Market in Pingtung County, the Ruifeng Night Market and the Liuhe Night Market in Kaohsiung, and the Ningxia Night Market and the Shida Night Market in Taipei.
The ranking was based on an analysis of data collected between Dec. 17, 2014 and June 17 this year, according to DailyView.