Northern Taiwan

Shihlin Night Market

Reference:Tourism Bureau, Republic of China (Taiwan). Photo by Guan-qun Studio(冠群攝影)

Taipei’s most famous and most popular night market, Shihlin is made up of two different sections: the food vendors opposite the Jiantan Metro Station and the durable goods market surrounding the Yang Ming Cinema on Anping Street, Dadong Road and Wenlin Road. From delicious Taiwanese treats to the latest fashions, this vibrant, bustling night market has it all.

★A never-ending feast
Located opposite the Jiantan Metro Station, this covered food market offers culinary delights from around Asia and around the world sure to please any palate, including beef steaks, teppanyaki, baby oyster omelettes, Guangdong style porridge, and pan fried cuttlefish.
The other section, centered on the Yang Ming Cinema, is home to densely packed stalls selling foods, clothing and accessories, gifts, shoes, music, sporting goods, and almost anything else you can imagine. The market also extends along Jihe Road all the way to Taipei Sea World.

★Getting there

By car: From Taipei take Zhongshan North Road to section 5, and turn onto Dadong Road before you get to Ming Chuan University. From the Sun Yat Sen Freeway, exit at the Chongqing North Road Interchange and cross Bailing Bridge, continue along Zhongzheng Road and turn right onto Jihe Road.

By metro: Take the Danshui Line and exit at Jiantan.

By bus: Take bus 203, 220, 267, 280, 310, or 606 to Zhongshan North Road and get off at Ming Chuan University.

Parking: Parking is available nearby for NT$100.

Restrooms: Restrooms are available inside the night market or at Jiantan station.

Hours: from 12:00 noon to 01:00 AM year-round.

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