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Shilin Night Market 士林觀光夜市

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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.


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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

Daily 17:00 - 24:00

Services & Facilities

  • Dinning
  • Shopping


Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Shilin

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  • sayvonna

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    Friends getaway

    Amazing place!!


    This is a super big nightmarket in taipei. Worth the visit. Take the local train to the station before stop in so you won't walk so much. Food - plenty of choices and the pepper meat bun with long queue in the middle of the market is easily seen. Clothes - all ranges and inexpensive. Toys - it covers from small to big. see photos on the cute ones. Cash terms.
  • Curiosity706027

    Sabah, Malaysia

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    Friends getaway

    The best place to buy souvenier


    Souvenier hunting is the best and cheapest in Shilin Market, the price is much lower compared to the place we've been. The cheapest keychain is NT$ 30 and buy 5 free 1, 150 is the cheapest for Tshirt and souvenier (Food) such as Pineapple cake and mochi are cheaper too. Don't buy the first item you saw, walk around and explore all the other seller, you will find cheaper and variety items.
  • Andy G

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    Shihlin Night Market


    I was at the market on a Wednesday night around 8PM. The market was crowded but easy to navigate. Beer in hand I wandered around and sampled the street food. I just lined up where the queues were long and I was not disappointed. My favorite was a spicy tofu dish that I had at a stall that has flags of mushrooms. Excellent.
  • James C

    Vancouver, Canada

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    Famous night market in Taipei


    This is one of the most famous night markets in Taipei. Used to be very busy but has seen a clear decline after the reduction in Chinese tourism to Taiwan. Still one of the most popular and should certainly check it out if visiting the city.
  • MichaelTTS

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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    Friends getaway

    Huge Night Market on Local Taiwanese Street Foods


    Early start up night market from 4pm till 6 am. Try not to go on weekend as it is very crowded. Be prepared for long queue on those popular stalls with excellent street foods - can't miss them and try if you can. Interesting introduction of local delicacies and foods especially if you are going to have your dinner there. One important thing is that no all stalls have table setting - be prepared to stand and walk while eating.

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