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Shilin Night Market

No. 60號, JīHé Road, Shihlin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111
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  • Shilin Night MarketPro 2014
    Nina H.
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    5 Aug 05, 2014

    I pretty much used to go here every week or so while in high school. There is a huge area where all the food vendors are and there are seats for you to sit and eat at as well. But if you venture into the more crowded areas, you'll find carnival-like games, random pet shops, clothes shops, food stands, and MORE! There is so much to do and they are open late, which is convenient and fun.

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  • Shilin Night Market
    Tiffany Cheung
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    5 Jul 20, 2014

    This is one of my favorite night markets in Taiwan! Good food, clothing stalls, game machines - everything you could possibly want or need located on one street in Taiwan. I tried delicious shaved snow here, played some game claw machines, and even bought a few souvenirs to bring back home!

    Cheap finds and good bargains! Be mindful of the crowds!

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  • Shilin Night MarketPro 2014
    Sharon "Bubz" Z
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    5 Jul 17, 2014

    One of my favorite experiences in Taipei. The food scene is amazing here, we went from stand to stand and made a night out of continuously eating. The price is very friendly compared to the US, basically you can grab anything for about a dollar US. There are many local specialties like smelly tofu, egg omelet curry, potato chips on a stick. There are interweaving night market games and also some light shopping, but we went for food and food we ate!

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  • Shilin Night MarketCommunity ManagerAmbassadorPro 2014
    Audrey Lo "@GogobotAudrey"
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    5 Jul 10, 2014

    Wow the food is plentiful, cheap and delicious here! Sensory overload! You can play games, go shrimp fishing, eat until you drop and shop! Everything is super cheap and bargain able! A staple of Taipei and must visit destination!

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  • Shilin Night Market
    Novem Travel Madam
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    3 Apr 17, 2014

    Almost like it but it is hard for me to walk around and understand how the night market is working. There were two section of the markets - the old one and the new one. Arrived to the market by taxi so he droped us off at the new market that seem like no action. Then after 30 mins of wondering around - I finally found the old market section. However, there were too many street fairs around the place that crown the market charm.

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    Yvonne Peyroux Liu
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    5 Jul 10, 2014

    Soooo much good food everywhere !! Must try these noodles with intestines, garlic and chili sauce. Be sure to get a nice cup of pearl milk tea to wash it all down!

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    Kat Sun
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    5 Jul 17, 2014

    Love this night market! I come here whenever I'm in Taiwan for the stinky tofu. Lots of food, drinks, clothes, and other stuff to shop. At the end of the week, my aunt and uncle took us here one last time even though it was raining cats and dogs.

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  • Shilin Night Market
    Ivana Ng
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    5 Apr 07, 2014

    Taiwan is known for its night markets, and this is Taipei's most famous one. No need to find a place for dinner—just spend a few hours going through the Shilin Night Market, trying out different snacks (pan-fried dumplings and bubble tea are my favorites!) and shopping to your heart's content. Lots of clothing, shoes and souvenirs to be had. Bargain hard! And when you're all tired out, try some shaved ice with jelly!

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  • Shilin Night MarketPro 2014
    Susan Lee
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    4 Apr 25, 2013

    This night market has it all. The fried baos, stinky tofu, fresh made mochi are just a few of my favorites. There's a stand that has everything duck: duck head, duck tongue, duck wings, etc. Kumkuat is a big fruit in Taiwan, so you'll see a lot of kumkuat juice/smoothies too.

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  • Shilin Night Market
    Geng Wang
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    5 Apr 09, 2013

    This is the largest and most popular night market in Taipei. You would need a month if you wanted to fully explore every part of this night market. There are shops everywhere selling amazing food. You can also buy locally designed clothes and shoes, as well as play arcade games.

    In addition to the food sold in the actual night market, just outside the market entrance is a huge building that exclusively sells food famous to Taiwan like stinky tofu and oyster pancakes. Be sure to go hungry!

    P.S. When you take the subway here, get off at the Jiantan exit, not the Shilin exit.

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  • Shilin Night Market
    Amy Fang
    5 Feb 19, 2013

    Pure abundance of food. Get the fried steak that's the size of your face! Also, shaved ice and sizzling steak with spaghetti. Yum.

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  • Shilin Night Market
    Kevin Cheng
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    5 Feb 08, 2013

    A foodie's heaven on earth. This is blocks and blocks of food stalls filled with all kinds of local specialties and even some exotic foreign favorites.

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    M Tsang
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    3 Dec 29, 2012

    It's the biggest and most famous one but felt like we had more fun at the smaller ones we visited. Didn't like how food was separated from shopping and everything seemed to be the same at every food place.

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    5 Dec 19, 2012

    Must see--this night market is huge and usually packed with people. A foodie's paradise for sure--but don't miss the original XXL chicken. Located towards the end of the market (I'm sorry, I cannot recall the exact location!) under a blue sign that says "HOT STAR." This is a fried, thin and almost patty-like chicken that is served in a blue & white bag. Absolutely amazing and shouldn't be missed!

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  • Shilin Night Market
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    4 Dec 11, 2012

    One of the best night market I have been to in Taiwan. It has a great combination of food and shopping which is ideal for young and old.

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    Ning
    5 Dec 07, 2012

    The best place to visit in Taiwan for food of any sort! There's an area of just snacks you can get. And while drinking your boba you can shop for all the iphone cases your heart desires!

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  • Shilin Night Market
    mallowe
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    5 Dec 01, 2012

    隅っこにあるフルーツショップ。店員さんがとてもいい人。マンゴーのかき氷にタピオカを無料でトッピングしてくれた。私はドラゴンフルーツを食べました。

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  • Shilin Night Market
    travel33
    5 Nov 27, 2012

    This is the largest and most popular night market in the area. I went on a random Wednesday 8pm in November and it was packed! I had a hard time walking on the sidewalk. I was amazed and never knew Taipei had such a busy nightlife.

    This place is a foodies dream come true. There were tons of street food and small hole in the wall type eateries. We had to wait a 1/2 hour just to eat at one of the small shops. Everything was fantastic.

    There is tons of shops as well. We ate, did a little shopping and ended with a foot massage. Heaven!

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  • Shilin Night Market
    Michelle Mann
    4 Nov 18, 2012

    There are night markets all over Taiwan and each one is a little different. They all have the same general point of cheap clothes and tasty (sometimes experimental) foods, but this one tops them all. It is definitely the largest one I've seen with so many shops to choose from the clothing selection was determinedly better than any other night market I've experienced and the food is so cheap that it lends an opportunity for us travelers to try the not so friendly looking menu items. If you can manage yourself in a crowd I definitely recommend a visit.

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  • Shilin Night Market
    John H.
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    4 Sep 24, 2012

    Overcrowded and overwrought, but it is still one of the best places to get street food in Taipei. It is a little bit out of the way of downtown but not really far. It's accessible from the metro and there is something nice about sitting next to strangers enjoying good food. There is also plenty of shopping here if you want to buy some goods of questionable origins.

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