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Shilin Night Market 士林觀光夜市

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Thursday: 16:00 – 00:00




Specialties: oyster omelets, wrapped biscuits, stir-fried cuttlefish, shaved ice, fried chicken, stinky tofu, fried buns, spare ribs stewed in herbal soupThe 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.


Night Markets
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Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
In the neighborhood of Dadong Rd., Danan Rd., Wenin Rd., & Jihe Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Sunday: 15:00 – 01:00
Monday: 16:00 – 00:00
Tuesday: 16:00 – 00:00
Wednesday: 16:00 – 00:00
Thursday: 16:00 – 00:00
Friday: 16:00 – 00:00
Saturday: 15:00 – 01:00

Services & Facilities

  • Dinning
  • Shopping


Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Shilin

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  • verawn26

    Penang Island, Malaysia

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    Lots of food and shopping- A must do place


    Lots of street food, shopping with different bargain, game stall like darts, shooting. A must do place.
  • John P

    Melbourne, Australia

    Crowded and not really pleasant


    This is a very full market area mixing shops with stalls, trash with decent shops, smells that are distinctly on the nose with some really delicious smelling food areas. We ate at a large stall with extensive metal hot plate area where four or five cooks produced mostly delicious seafood, it was so good we returned. The underground area has gone and is completely open presumably to be renovated.
  • TravelingCat22

    Tucson, Arizona

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    Friends getaway

    Very busy


    Not for claustrophobic people. There are so many night markets in Taipei, this one is all mixed up, food with games, too hectic. One interesting vendor among others is selling suckling pig.
  • ImanSu211

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Cheap with wide varieties


    Extremely cheap food and wide selection of local delicacies. I could swallow the whole market. My fav is the frying milk.
  • lapyang

    Morgantown, West Virginia

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    This is our second night market. Our first one was Ningxia Night Market. That one was a single short street with great food. This one is a whole lot different! This is huge!!! With tons to look at. Shops, games and food. We got lost in the area. Lots of fun. We got our souvenirs there too. A must see for first time Taipei visitor.

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