Around the Shilin Night Market
Heaps of street food and shopping options. Very lively and interesting. Several hours can be spent here walking around checking out the smells and sights. If there’s a line for something it’s probably good (I know, I know, the sheep, bah bah, but here it’s true). This is the largest and most popular market in Taipei. Like a lot of Taipei it’s a mash-up of old and new. You can see an Adidas outlet store directly next to an organ meat stew stand.
Shilin Night Market is located near the former location of a wharf on the Keelung River. Produce from local farms in Shilin was shipped to other ports. The daytime Shilin Market was formally established in this area in 1909. With new customers, many new businesses and food vendors began to set up shop in the area and the Shilin Night Market was born.
The original location closed down in 2002 due to safety concerns.