Shilin Night Market Tours

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Shilin Night Market
Once the sun sets, the Shilin district comes alive with hundreds of stalls selling souvenirs and Taiwanese fare. As the most famous of Taipei’s night markets, Shilin Night Market draws large crowds of adventurous eaters, who want to be the first in line to try delicacies such as stinky tofu and braised pork intestines.
 
The Basics
Most full-day Taipei tours—and almost all Taipei evening tours—visit Shilin Night Market and give travelers ample time to explore and sample weird and wonderful Taiwanese dishes. You can combine a visit to the market with stops at Taipei 101 and Longshan Temple, or focus on the market’s offerings during a food tour. Exploring the market with a guide helps you to navigate the crowds with ease and discover lesser-known dishes.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • If you don’t want to commit to a full portion of food, ask a vendor for a sample—they’re usually more than happy to oblige.
  • The night market is a must for food lovers and travelers looking to pick up souvenirs.
  • Be prepared to brave large crowds and to wait in line at popular food stalls, especially on weekends.
 
How to Get There
On the Taipei MRT, take the red line to Jiantan station (not Shilin station). From the station, the market is a few minutes’ walk and clearly signposted. If you have trouble finding it, just follow the smell of stinky tofu.
 
When to Get There
Shilin Night Market is in full swing from 6pm until midnight, when all of the vending stalls are open. Expect to encounter the largest crowds on weekends, and on weekdays at around 7pm, when many locals drop by the market to pick up their evening meal. 
 
Must-Try Foods at Shilin Night Market
The market’s most famous dish is oyster omelette, a crispy dish that’s usually topped with chilli sauce mixed with lime. Other must-try items include Taiwanese-style fried chicken, bubble tea, and, if you’re feeling adventurous, the pungent stinky tofu.
Address: Shilin, Taipei, Taiwan, Taiwan
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Pack in a full day of Taipei sightseeing at multiple must-see attractions in the capital, accompanied by an informative local guide. You’ll make stops at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Longshan Temple and Taipei 101; tour exhibits at the National Palace Museum; drive through Yangmingshan National Park; visit the Beitou Hot Spring Museum; Finish at Shilin Night Market.
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2-Hour Must-Eat Street Food in Shilin Night Market with Private Tour Guide

It isn’t a trip to Taipei without a night market visit. This private tour makes it easier than ever to follow in locals’ footsteps and navigate through the bustling, vibrant Shilin Night Market. Meet your guide and head to its must-see highlights, and learn more about Taiwanese culture and cuisine as you go. Enjoy a complimentary cup of bubble tea, and try other snacks that catch your fancy, from pineapple cake and grilled octopus to mango shaved ice and beyond (food own expense).
  • Duration: 2 hours
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