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Shilin Night Market 士林觀光夜市

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Friday: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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  • opiq


    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Full of exotic street food


    The night market located just a cross from train station. Full variety of mouthwatering street food in affordable price. The market was very clean, the only public rubbish bin i noticed was at the end of the alley, but you can hand over your food wrap or any unwanted food on your hand to any of seller there, but please be nice to buy some from them.
  • leep116

    Los Angeles, California

    Amazing Street Food


    This market is massive. As other people has recommended, get off at the Jiantan station and not at the Shilin station. There is plenty of street food and games. Theres also a large underground area where there is even more food. It seemed like the most popular foods at this market is the fried chicken, pepper bun, stinky tofu, grilled beef, and the fried baked potato. Anything with a line is most likely good.
  • 4erudite


    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Great place.


    My first time to Taipei. Right after my second day in the city I visited Shilin Night Market. The place is huge. Plenty of trendy clothes stores, souvenir stores, food vendors, beverage vendors etc. I enjoyed myself scrolling the area. Did not leave with an empty hand. Bought a few clothes and souvenir back.
  • jenkle89

    Hendaye, France

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    Night Market


    I just loved this night market, which sells everything; clothes, toys, souvenirs, jewelry etc and lots of delicious taiwanese snacks. It is easy to spend a couple of hours here.
  • Carven W

    Naarden, The Netherlands

    Best Market in Taiwan!


    During our stay in Taiwan we've been to plenty of night markets and our favourite is the Shilin Market. It is a market much love by the locals and tourist. Does get very busy so best is to get there early in the evening before the locals finish their work. Market has a wide selection of food, drinks, souvenirs, clothes and the list goes on. We found it to be our favourite. Do go in to the little alleys and street as in between many more shops and places to eat. Our favourite food is from a store called Niang Niang must try the fried chicken, fried tofu and our favourite the fried calamari. Favourite drink is the brown sugar bubble milk drink you see the they flambe the top a must try.

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