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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.


Night Markets Themed Shopping Areas
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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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  • 138thanhhua

    Addlestone, United Kingdom

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    A so so night market.


    Very busy Friday night, loads of food to try. It's a nice atmosphere, pepper pao, stinky tofu... Those two you're should try.
  • TravelbugVietnam


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    Solo travel

    Excellent market for food, clothes, phone covers and umbrellas


    The receptionist at my hotel recommended I go early to avoid the crowds and that was good advice. It gets dark early in Taipei so I went at 4pm and it was the best time to go. The food was all fresh and I could check out the various food stalls before making my selection, and not too many people. I had a couple of items on my shopping list that I was hoping to find and Shilin was the right place to go. If you are looking for a new phone cover, there are thousands here. Also because of the changeable weather in Taipei there are lots of shops selling umbrellas. The biggest range I think I have ever seen, including a cute one that would definitely keep the rain off you (see my photo). Clothes and shoes of all price ranges are on display and all kinds of other things you never knew you needed until you saw them. Get the MRT and go early is my advice.
  • droo-berry

    Sydney, Australia

    A mix of apparel and Taiwanese street food


    The stalls were very well organized with nice shops appropriate for all ages. You can also find a lot of street food which will definitely make your mouth water. A must place to visit when in Taipei.
  • Still49

    Dunedin, New Zealand

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    A Maze


    You could get lost here as it’s a maze of Alley ways, very busy and crowded, 90% of the people are tourist. They also have an underground part, with individual food sellers that have their own sit down area. They also have signs about purchasing freshly cut fruit, photo attached.
  • leonleejx

    Singapore, Singapore

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    Friends getaway

    Slightly too touristy


    A tourist magnet and a must-see in Taipei, but it seems to have become too much so in recent years. Without a doubt, the food is good and the night market is huge, but it's just too crowded to really enjoy. Still a good place to come by if free!

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