but kaohsung and kenting area were quite nice places in taiwan, very comparable to taipei, apart from the bizarre koisk that sells only betlenuts and cigarette, nothing that much bad about these places, the cleanliness is also much much better than some parts of shenzhen or bangkok, as well as the fact there don't seem to many shady/dodgy areas in these places unlike shenzhen or bangkok
Definitely safer and less crowded, but neither Taichung nor Kaoshung are anything to look at. The bettlenut girls in the neon cages seem to be a thing of the past. Rare to see those these days.
They are still there, I was in Taipei last year and saw quite a few of these stalls with pretty girls
but it's rare in taipei, crackdown for the last few years
but in south taiwan, plenty of them, nice eye candy, also other things which are illegal in taipei but common in south taiwan, car with modified rear lights,with blue, green and yellow lights, even blue indicator lights, but never in taipei