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Shilin Night Market

Shilin Night Market  

Shilin Night Market

Specialties: oyster omelets, wrapped biscuits, stir-fried cuttlefish, shaved ice, fried chicken, stinky tofu, fried buns, spare ribs stewed in herbal soup
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The Shilin Night Market is one of the well-organized and most popular night markets. It is separated into two major sections. One sector covers the streets surrounding the traditional Yangming Theatre and stretching to the Chicheng Temple on Danan Rd. The other sector is a centralized food court serving a wide variety of snacks that attract large crowds. At the Shilin Night Market, visitors can shop from store to store and have a large selection of clothes and accessories that they can bargain for reasonable prices.

Also a lot of the foods from Shilin Night Market are famous for their local flavors and are only available at the Shilin Night Market. Visitors are able to enjoy a wide range of local food, including Sausage Wrapped in Glutinous Rice, Stir-fried Squids, Oyster Omelets, Shilin Super Size Sausages, Ribs Stewed in Chinese Herbal Medicine, Shanghai Bun, Qinwaxiadan, Scallion Pancakes, Paopao Ice, Huge Chicken Cutlet, and many more.

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  One of the must-visit tourist spots in Taiwan is the Shilin Tourist Night Market. The market is the largest night market in Taipei, covering several bustling streets. There are more than 500 stores and vendors in the market, so visitors can shop to their hearts’ content. The night market encompasses two distinct sections. One section is housed in the Shilin Market building. The food court on the first underground floor holds many snack vendors. The other section centered on the Yangming Cinema, consisting of a cluster of stores. Shoppers start to arrive at the night market every evening. The night market is always jam-packed and traffic is slow moving, and its sounds combine with the sales pitches of vendors hawking their wares. Many mouth-watering Taiwanese snacks can be found at the night market, such as "little-bun-wrapped-in-big-bun,” "deep-fried chicken cutlets," "sautéed octopus," "stinky tofu," "jumbo-sized Shilin sausage," "oyster omelet," "Shanghai pan-fried buns," and "ribs stewed in medicinal herbs." Make sure to visit the night market’s shopping streets after satisfying your taste buds. Products such as fashionable T-shirts, athletic shoes, and clothing for young women and men are high-quality and inexpensive. This place is a shopping paradise for throngs of young people and students from around the Taipei area. Are you tired? There are plentiful foot massage shops in the night market, which will help you get rid of your exhaustion in no time. What are you waiting for? Head to Shilin Tourist Night Market tonight!  

Location In the neighborhood of Dadong Rd., Danan Rd., Wenin Rd., & Jihe Rd.   
Open Time Daily 17:00 - 24:00
Telephone +886-2-2882-0340
Transportation PUBLIC TRANSPORT: MRT Station: MRT Jiantan Station - On foot 5 min.
Bus: 203, 216, 218, 224, 266, 269, 277, 280, 308, 310 

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