The Taipei Weekend Jade Market is connected to the Weekend Flower Market located under the Jianguo Road overpass at the intersection of Xinyi Road. This jade market has many vendors selling all types of unique Chinese trinkets, jewelery, and statues. If you are in the market for something special from Taiwan, you should stop by for a look.
The Taipei Jade Market is pretty much the same as the Kaohsiung City Jade Market. There are vendors set up along aisles of tables. Some sell expensive jade pieces, while others sell standard jade bracelets, Buddhist and god statues, pottery, and pendants.
Many of the pieces you find at the jade market are quite colorful and pretty. These are items you won't necessarily find everywhere when visiting Taipei. If you like something, go for it, but BEWARE...these vendors can be notorious for over charging. Bargain down the price as much as you can. Not everything here is THAT valuable.
Getting to the Jade Market is exactly the same at getting to the Weekend Flower Market. Take the MRT Red Line to the Daan Park Station.
Walk out Exit 6. There is a sign for the Weekend Flower Market.
Walk out the exit and walk straight to the underpass. You need to walk throught the flower market to get to the Jade Market.
When you walk out the flower market, you will walk into the entrance to the Jade Market.
Below, beautiful green jade pendants for sale.
The jade market is quite long with several aisles of small vendors selling their goods. The market is open Saturdays and Sundays 9-5pm.
Clay teapots are popular in Taiwan. These pots won't be the most expensive or valuable. But they are a great Taiwanese souvenoir:especially if you learn how to use it to brew tea.
Below are jade combs and massagers. The massage sticks can dig into your muscles to rub out tight muscles and knots.
Nice pieces of red rosewood.
Animals of the zodiac are popular in Taiwan. Find your jade animal. Again, you shouldn't pay too much for these.
An approving vendor.
Below is a table of porcelain dishes and bowls. Some of these may be "antiques". Even if they are, it is good to bargain as the value may not be as high as you think.
The bust of Guan Yin. The Buddhist Goddess of Mercy.
Below, more Buddhist and Daoist deities.
This is a table of polished stones. Quite pretty and used for decor or in garden arrangements.
When in Taipei and near Taipei 101, the Weekend Flower and Jade Markets are a nice stop to pick up some good Taiwanese souvenoirs.