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Shilin Night Market
Vacation Travel Guide

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.

Top Hotels Close to Shilin Night Market

The Grand Hotel
The Grand Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1 Zhongshan N Road Sec 4, Zhongshang District, Taipei
The price is NT$2,469 per night from Mar 17 to Mar 18

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. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,275 reviews)

"Staff are friendly, environment is nice by a hill, free shuttle bus to the MRT station, historic hotel building."…"

Reviewed on 2021/2/17

The Grand Hotel
Renaissance Taipei Shihlin Hotel
Renaissance Taipei Shihlin Hotel
4 out of 5
No 8 Ln 470, Section 5, Zhongshan North Rd, Shilin, Taipei
The price is NT$3,723 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4

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 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (101 reviews)

"Wonderful getaway choice in Taipei. Great staff, great room! Terrific swimming pool"…"

Reviewed on 2020/10/18

Renaissance Taipei Shihlin Hotel
The one inn stay
The one inn stay
2.5 out of 5
2F., No.3,Ln.101,Wenlin Rd., Shilin Dist, Taipei
The price is NT$935 per night from Mar 17 to Mar 18

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 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (10 reviews)

"服務人員親切熱情,提供了令人感到窩心的服務"…"

Reviewed on 2020/12/2

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Best Lodging Options Near Shilin Night Market

The Grand Hotel
The Grand Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1 Zhongshan N Road Sec 4, Zhongshang District, Taipei
The price is NT$2,469 per night from Mar 17 to Mar 18
The Grand Hotel
Renaissance Taipei Shihlin Hotel
Renaissance Taipei Shihlin Hotel
4 out of 5
No 8 Ln 470, Section 5, Zhongshan North Rd, Shilin, Taipei
The price is NT$3,723 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4
Renaissance Taipei Shihlin Hotel
The one inn stay
The one inn stay
2.5 out of 5
2F., No.3,Ln.101,Wenlin Rd., Shilin Dist, Taipei
The price is NT$935 per night from Mar 17 to Mar 18
The one inn stay
Mono Hostel
Mono Hostel
2 out of 5
B1, No. 102 Wenlin Road, Taipei
Mono Hostel
Star Sand House
Star Sand House
3 out of 5
No.128 Jihe Road, Shilin District, Taipei, Taipei
The price is NT$1,472 per night from Apr 1 to Apr 2
Star Sand House
Sturhouse
Sturhouse
2.5 out of 5
No.128, Jihe Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei
Sturhouse
Night Market Inn
Night Market Inn
3.5 out of 5
48 Xiaoxi Street, Shilin District, Taipei
The price is NT$952 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4
Night Market Inn
Shihlin Home
Shihlin Home
2.5 out of 5
No.48, Xiaoxi St., Shilin Dist., Taipei
Shihlin Home
Shih Lin Service Apartment
Shih Lin Service Apartment
3 out of 5
No.59, Daxi Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei
The price is NT$754 per night from Mar 16 to Mar 17
Shih Lin Service Apartment
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