Shilin Night Market

A scene at Taipei's (pre-2006/07 restoration) Shilin Night Market in 2005.
A scene at Taipei’s (pre-2006/07 renovation) Shilin Night Market in 2005.

Shilin Night Market is, along with the flagship Eslite Bookstore and the city’s numerous other night markets, one of Taipei’s most famous and iconic nighttime shopping experiences.

Shilin opened its doors in 1909, although it existed as a river wharf for selling and delivering seafood as far back as 1899. It is most famous for its vast selection of “exotic” Chinese food. With a whole separate building containing over 500 restaurants and food stalls to choose from, there are no shortage of places to eat and varieties of food to sample!

Apart from food, there are literally hundreds of stalls selling jewelry, clothing, knick knacks, and much more.

Shilin opens every night at 5 pm and closes at 12 am.

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(Image credit: Kyle Mullaney. Used via Wikimedia Commons per CC Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Taiwan license.)

 

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