It surprises me when others put SnakeAlley (Huashi Street - #6 on the list) on a “To Do” list for visitors to Taipei. It’s so early-80’s. I admit, I was in that vicinity a year ago accompanying a friend to the temple. Other than that, I only went when I first got here over a decade ago - and I didn’t know why it was on the tour back then either.
If they had to put a night market on there, I would put Fuyuan St or Tonghua St ahead of Huashi St any day (or night) of the week