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Shilin Night Market 士林觀光夜市

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Saturday: 15:00 – 01:00




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
Campus teaching
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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  • yvetd2019

    Makati, Philippines

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Best place to buy gifts for friends


    The one right after the Shilin sign you see in tourist photos right behind that is where we bought souvenir shirts, red magnets, foods and displays. By far cheaper compared to supermarket and ximending shops. This was our last stop though we had the option to get items in ximending since our luggage was in the hotel it was a good thing we went here last and appreciated the low prices. They also have the same street food with raohe and ximending so we didn't eat and just proceeded to look for souvenirs.
  • Zesamine H

    Singapore, Singapore

    Traveler type:


    Bustling Night Market


    We visited four different night markets in Taiwan and this was the most crowded and interesting one with lots of food to eat and things to buy! We had mee sua, taro balls with red bean soup and also fried oyster mushroom! Just go there and soak in the atmosphere! 😊
  • Curtis C

    Barcelona, Spain

    Tastes, sizzles and smells of Taiwan. Try this "ambulatory eating" experience!


    Our host said, "Just step into the biggest lines of hungry customers and get whatever that stall is selling. Ended up with amazing deep-fried, baked and honey flavored chicken, Oysters and scallops served on the shell, sirloin steak smothered in teriyaki sauce over noodles and a few other treats. Ambulatory eating... a new experience for us!
  • 313globetrotter

    Singapore, Singapore



    The SHILIN NIGHT MARKET is one of the top SIGHTS in TAIPEI, TAIWAN. All tourists mark this sight as one of the MUST VISIT icon in TAIPEI. SHILIIN also has a global recognition as one of the BEST NIGHT MARKETS in TAIWAN. This was perhaps years ago, when there were fewer night markets in TAIPEI. SHILIN then became the TOP SIGHT for TAIPEI, in fact TAIPEI. THE MARKETwas then very dis-organised, and the Authority took over the control and making proper walk ways and roads and lanes, and also control most of the stalls. THE Location is Good , as it is easy to reach by MRT or Public transport. Lots of taxis piling around. THE PRICES IN THE MARKST ARE , HOWEVER, HIGH AND THE QUALITY can be improved. There are now many stalls selling clothings and other things, apart from food. visit it and have the experience.
  • Iluv2travel914

    Traveler type:


    Shop and eat


    Both a shopping district and food market. You can find an assortment of clothes and food. Had fun exploring the area!

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