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Shilin Night Market

Wander these renowned city markets, known for their nightlife, authentic Taiwanese dishes and local, traditional and international merchandise.

Taste authentic Taiwanese food and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Taipei’s sprawling Shilin Night Market. The market started in the late 19th century, when Japanese immigrants built a day market that operated from a small brick house to sell meat, fish, fruit and vegetables. After World War II, the market grew rapidly; today it is one of the most popular in Taipei. 

The market is divided into two areas: food and merchandise. Stalls around the traditional Yangming Theater and the Chi Cheng Temple on Danan Road sell merchandise. Search here for bargains on clothes, hats, shoes, hair products and accessories. Buy kids’ games and discounted electronics or stock up on kitchenware, tools or entertainment. Enjoy a traditional massage or sing karaoke and play arcade games in the indoor game rooms. 

Under the roof where the old Shilin Market stood is the famous food court, known for unique Taiwanese dishes exclusive to the market. Treat yourself to an entire evening of tastings from among more than 500 food stalls. Don’t miss the ribs stewed in Chinese herbal medicine, sausage wrapped in glutinous rice, scallion pancakes, Shilin super-sized sausages, stinky tofu, tea jelly or oyster omelets.

These lively city markets are where Taipei families do their weekly shopping, so expect to mingle with locals and well as sightseers. The busiest period is in the late evening when students and workers pick up dinner on their way home. Be prepared to bargain, shop, eat and people-watch. Wear comfortable shoes as the market covers a large area. Most vendors are gone by midnight, so if you want to sample the local cuisine, be sure to arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Shilin Night Market is located on Dadong Road and is open every evening until midnight with no entrance fee. The market is easily accessible by bus or by taking the MRT train to Jiantan Station.


Guide to Exploring around Shilin Night Market


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Night Market Inn CA $47
Night Market Inn

Night Market Inn

48 Xiaoxi Street, Shilin District, Taipei
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Shilin, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Shilin Residence and Shilin Night Market. National Palace Museum and Ningxia Night Market are also within 3 miles (5 km). Shilin Station is 7 minutes by foot and Jiantan Station is 10 minutes.

    Renaissance Taipei Shihlin Hotel CA $188
    Renaissance Taipei Shihlin Hotel

    Renaissance Taipei Shihlin Hotel

    No 8 Ln 470, Section 5, Zhongshan North Rd, Shilin, Taipei
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Shilin, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Shilin Residence and Shilin Night Market. National Palace Museum and Taipei Fine Arts Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km). Shilin Station is 8 minutes by foot and Jiantan Station is 15 minutes.

      The one inn stay CA $89
      The one inn stay

      The one inn stay

      2F., No.3,Ln.101,Wenlin Rd., Shilin Dist, Taipei
         
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Shilin, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Shilin Residence and Shilin Night Market. National Palace Museum and Ningxia Night Market are also within 3 miles (5 km). Jiantan Station is 5 minutes by foot and Shilin Station is 9 minutes.

        Mono Hostel
        Mono Hostel

        Mono Hostel

        B1, No. 102 Wenlin Road, Taipei
           
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Shilin, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Shilin Residence and Shilin Night Market. National Palace Museum and Ningxia Night Market are also within 3 miles (5 km). Jiantan Station is 5 minutes by foot and Shilin Station is 9 minutes.

          Star Sand House CA $67
          Star Sand House

          Star Sand House

          No.128 Jihe Road, Shilin District, Taipei, Taipei
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Shilin, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Taipei Astronomical Museum and Shilin Night Market. National Palace Museum and Ningxia Night Market are also within 3 miles (5 km). Jiantan Station is 7 minutes by foot and Shilin Station is 9 minutes.

            Sturhouse
            Sturhouse

            Sturhouse

            No.128, Jihe Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei
               
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Shilin, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Taipei Astronomical Museum and Shilin Night Market. National Palace Museum and Ningxia Night Market are also within 3 miles (5 km). Jiantan Station is 7 minutes by foot and Shilin Station is 9 minutes.

              The Grand Hotel CA $135
              The Grand Hotel

              The Grand Hotel

              1 Zhongshan N Road Sec 4, Zhongshang District, Taipei
                 
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Taipei hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine and Taipei Fine Arts Museum. Shilin Night Market and Taipei Confucius Temple are also within 1 mi (2 km). Jiantan Station is 12 minutes by foot and Yuanshan Station is 15 minutes.

                Shihlin Home
                Shihlin Home

                Shihlin Home

                No.48, Xiaoxi St., Shilin Dist., Taipei
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Shilin, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Shilin Night Market and Taipei Children's Amusement Park. Taipei Confucius Temple and National Palace Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km). Shilin Station is 7 minutes by foot and Jiantan Station is 10 minutes.