Shilin Market

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  • Phone:+886 02 2881 5557
  • Address:No.101, Jihe Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City 111, Taiwan (R.O.C.) View on Map
Shilin Night Market is located within Taipei's Shilin District, on Jihe Road, No.101, and is also known as Shilin Market. During the early days, merchants would buy and sell agricultural produce and engage in business transactions at Shilin, before loading at the nearby Sanjiaodu Wharf. Following the Keelung River and into the Danshui River, the goods are transported to Dadaocheng and Mengjia (present-day Wanhua District). The business areas in the past mostly congregated around Mazu temples, and in the public plazas in front of them. Later on, they gradually extended to snack vendors and stalls. In the year 2011, the government tore down and rebuilt the original market, only retaining the Japanese-era bricks, and turning it into 2 stories. During the early morning, vegetables, fruits, chicken eggs, tofu, chicken and fish meat are sold, in addition to various fresh foods. During the afternoon and evening, general merchandise and apparel stalls are active. Of the three underground levels, B2 and B3 are parking lots for cars and scooters, while B1 is dedicated to food and drink stalls. In total, there are 3 installed escalators, 3 elevators, and 5 staircases, and 11 exits and entrances connecting B1 with the first floor. The food court on B1 features air conditioning too. Due to the massive crowds on weekends, the Shilin Fire Department will dispatch a fire truck on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, as a means of precaution, and they will patrol from 18:00 until 0:00. In addition, there's also a electronic visitor counter installed, maxing out at 1400 people. Whenever the number rises above that, strategies are adopted to ensure safety and enviromental quality. 
Gourmet foods include large chicken steaks, Shanghai pan-fried dumplings, Shilin spicy bean curd, scallion pancake, baked sesame pastries, cold noodles, vegetable and meat rolls, Shilin large sausages, oyster omelettes, tempura, pork chop soup, Dongshan duck, Miaokou noodles, hotpot, steak, cheese potatoes, steamed fried meatballs, pearl milk tea, Guangdong congee, Japanese-style sushi, kimchi, jellied tofu, stir-fried crab legs, Vietnamese delicacies, and much more. All are welcome to try! 

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Opening Hours
Daily 17:00 - 24:00

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Free
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Transportation:
 MRT Station: MRT Jiantan Station - On foot 5 min.
Bus: 203, 216, 218, 224, 266, 269, 277, 280, 308, 310