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Shilin Night Market

Mercado nocturno de Shilin

Mercado nocturno de Shilin

Shilin Night Market (Jihe Road, near Lane 179, Section 4, Chengde Road, Taipei) — this is Taipei’s largest and most famous “night market” (a shopping center that’s open at night and found throughout Taipei and other parts of the country). It’s located just opposite the red line Jian Tan MRT stop. The street has gone through many locations in the past years. Some years back, it was a long windy street full of vendors. As the area grew, the market consolidated into an open aired covered area with a grid design.

In 2011, the market moved again to its current underground location. Although it doesn’t have the feel of the open air market, the market is still busy with locals and tourists. It’s a big place and you’ll need to make a run through before deciding on what to eat. Merchandise shopping at cut-rate prices also attracts shoppers. Above ground, are lines of clothing stalls and more food alleys. The market opens at 4:00 pm and stays open well into the night.