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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 omelettes.

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.


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Lodging Near Shilin Night Market

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The Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel

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

    This family-friendly Taipei hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Shilin Night Market and Taipei Confucius Temple. National Revolutionary ...

    The Grand HotelAU$159

    Grandee Taipei

    Grandee Taipei

    No.102 Wenlin Road, Shihlin District, Taipei
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       

      Located in Shilin, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Shilin Night Market and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from National Palace Museum. Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and ...

      Grandee TaipeiAU$129

      Taipei M Hotel - Main station

      Taipei M Hotel - Main station

      No.64, Sec. 1, Hankou St., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei
        3.5 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

        Located in Zhongzheng, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Taipei City North Gate, National Taiwan Museum and Presidential Office Building. Ningxia Night ...

        Taipei M Hotel - Main stationAU$50

        The one inn stay

        The one inn stay

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

          Located in Shilin, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Taipei Astronomical Museum and Shilin Night Market. Dihua Street and Taipei Fine Arts Museum are ...

          The one inn stayAU$88

          Mono Hostel

          Mono Hostel

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

            Located in Shilin, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Taipei Astronomical Museum and Shilin Night Market. Dihua Street and Taipei Fine Arts Museum are also ...

            Mono Hostel AU$66

            Tango Inn Taipei JiHe

            Tango Inn Taipei JiHe

            No.18, Jihe Rd, Shilin Dist., Taipei, Taiwan
              3.5 out of 5.0
               
               

              Located in Shilin, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Taipei Astronomical Museum and Shilin Night Market. Dihua Street and Taipei Fine Arts Museum are also ...

              Tango Inn Taipei JiHeAU$98

              Shilin Ting Hotel

              Shilin Ting Hotel

              No.27, Xiaonan Street, Shilin District, Taipei
                3.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 

                Located in Shilin, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Taipei Astronomical Museum and Shilin Night Market. Taipei Fine Arts Museum and Dihua Street are ...

                Night Market Inn

                Night Market Inn

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

                  Located in Shilin, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Taipei Astronomical Museum and Shilin Night Market. National Palace Museum and Ningxia Night Market are ...

                  Night Market InnAU$45

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