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Shilin Night Market, Shilin

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Shilin Night Market eagerly welcomes visitors who want to experience the vibrant Taiwanese nightlife. You can visit two symbiotic district sections--the food court, where you can purchase all sorts of local dishes, ingredients, and herbs, and the business court, where small businesses and shops offer goods and souvenirs. While walking through the alleys and side streets, look for theaters, karaoke bars, and video arcades. Using our world travel planner, Taipei attractions like Shilin Night Market can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • In addition to stalls, there are restaurants in the basement. I think that there is still a sense of cleanliness here. Fried crabs and fried chicken were also delicious, but the teppanyaki shop was especially good.
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  • If you are on board with street food, this is a must to go! you can enjoy several different signature dishes such as the big fried chicken, pork dumplings, sausages, mushrooms. you can have several di...  more »
  • It is just off the MRT Freshwater Line "Kashiwa Station". I go there every year, but this year, unlike before, fake clothes were sold in large quantities everywhere. The parody system had been selling well for a long time, but it was a feeling that I enjoyed watching it shamefully to be able to do in Japan. The gourmet of the night market was as usual, and it was fun in the main eating walk.
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  • The Shilin Night Market was on the top of my list of things to visit in Taipei. Unfortunately it was more carnival than market. Lots of games for the kids, fruit stands a plenty, and stands selling cheap junk. It, by itself is not worth your time. However the surrounding streets were amazing. Tons of great inexpensive food options and many great shops. You could wander for hours and not see it all. I absolutely loved the area and recommend that you spend as little time in the Shilin Market proper and just wander around the area.
  • There's plenty of delicious food out here. Most of it are very affordable. I like how Taiwanese welcome us with all smiles. They're very warm to us. They even know to talk in English. Good thing Google also provided us with portable translator. That's why we were able to communicate well with the locals.
  • In my experience, this seemed to be the best if the night markets. There was something for everyone; lots of food vendors, a wide variety of souvenir and clothing stands, and many carnival style games to choose from. My group and I all wished we had gone here earlier in our trip rather than at the end.
  • Lots of delicious food. I had some scallion pancakes with egg and cheese toppings, pineapple cakes, takuyakis, sausages, noodles, nougats, and more. They were all really good. There were still so many food I'd like to try. We were also able to buy some gifts to bring back home. I would love to come back here.
  • It's very crowded here. The foods were good. I tried fried milk, and it has interesting taste. You can try the hotstar chicken one (the store that has long queue) because it's one of the uniqueness food in Taiwan.
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