Yongle Market was once a bustling commercial centre for tea and dry-goods merchants seeking their fortunes on the banks of the River. Though its glory days have long passed, the market is an intriguing glimpse into an integral part of Taiwan’s history. The lower floors are crammed with fabric suppliers hawking all manner of textiles, including the distinctive traditional red Hakka floral print. Tailors’ workstations sprawl across the third floor, transforming fabrics purchased below into customised suits and cheongsams.
21, Section 1, Dihua St, Datong