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Where to stay near Shilin Night Market

Shilin Night Market Hotels

A bustling nocturnal hub of food and fashion, Shilin Night Market is regarded by many as the biggest and best in the capital. Its streets and alleys glow with colourful signage, illuminating a labyrinth of shops, kiosks, and stalls, peddling all manner of goods to a flowing river of bargain hunters. The fragrant food court serves up a cornucopia of traditional tastes, from sizzling fried chicken to braised stinky tofu - and not forgetting the bubble tea. Loved by locals and visitors alike, no visit to Taipei is complete without swamping your senses here.

Things to see

One of the best places to throw yourself into local Taiwanese life, the night market really is a haven for snaring yourself a bargain. As well as over 500 food stalls selling deliciously inexpensive specialties, shoppers will find absolutely everything, from handmade trinkets and homeware, to clothes, accessories, and jewellery. Whilst the market is the star attraction of the Shilin district, the area is home to many other attractions too.

Occupying an appropriately palatial building, the National Palace Museum is home to almost 700,000 ancient Chinese imperial artworks and artefacts. With many pieces in its collection once owned by great emperors, the museum encompasses more than 10,000 years’ worth of history. You’ll know you’ve arrived at the Taipei Astronomical Museum when you see the gigantic geometric dome that sits within its grounds. Offering a mesmerising glimpse into space, the museum’s engaging exhibits detail the methods of ancient astronomy, all the way to the complexities of space technology today.

Hotels in Shilin Night Market

After you’ve bargain hunted like you’ve never bargain hunted before, the hotels in Shilin provide some much needed respite. There’s something to accommodate every traveller’s taste and budget here, from quirky serviced apartments and bare necessities crash pads, to luxurious but affordable full-service hotels. If you opt for the latter, you can expect plenty of stylish in-room creature comforts, along with the convenience of on-site restaurants and 24-hour business centres. Wherever you stay however, many of the hotels in Shilin provide guests with WiFi, satellite television, and tea and coffee makers as standard. Tango Inn Taipei JiHe is one of the top rated hotels near Shilin Night Market.

Where to stay

The hotels in Shilin Night Market’s vicinity put you Shilin – a historically rich district and expat haven in the north of Taipei. In stark contrast to the city centre’s steely high rise towers, the area is known for its parcels of picturesque natural scenery, such as Zhishan Cultural and Ecological Garden - a foliage draped hill adorned with gardens, shrines, and a historic temple. The district’s retail haven (at least before the night market comes to life) is Tianmu Commercial Circle, an upscale residential neighbourhood and a trendy shopping hub for young fashionistas. Shilin is also home to the Shilin Official Residence – former abode of President Chiang Kai-shek.

How to get to Shilin Night Market

Those flying to the region will have 2 airports to choose from: Taipei Songshan Airport, which handles domestic and regional flights, or the bigger and better connected Taoyuan International Airport, which provides links throughout the world. If you’re landing at the latter, a shuttle bus can whisk you from the airport to the Taoyuan railway station, from where you catch a high speed train right into the city. Once there you can make connections across Taipei via the MRT rail network, with Jiantan Station on the Red Line being the closest stop to the Shilin Night Market.

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