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Shilin Night Market featuring shopping, signage and nightlife

The National Palace Museum stands iconically amid tropical mountains overlooking a district of museums, parks and a vast night market.

Shilin is a serene and affluent district that has become popular with international expatriates living in Taipei. It has an entertaining family ambiance, with amusement parks and museums, as well as a popular night market. Walk around this large area and notice the majestic architecture from the early 1900s.

Among the highlights of the entire island is the iconic National Palace Museum, which was moved here from the Beijing Forbidden City in 1949. Admire the wonderful architecture of the palace, framed by a scenic backdrop of lush vegetation. Head inside to study some of the preeminent artifacts from China and Taiwan. The exhibits rotate across four floors.

The district also has fun and entertaining activities for families, including the Taipei Children’s Art Museum and the Taipei Children’s Amusement Park. Bring your little ones for a ride on the Ocean Carousel or the colorful Monorail overlooking the park. Brave yourself for the fall from the Drop Tower and try out the Bumper Cars. Next door is the National Taiwan Science Education Centre, a complex that teaches visitors about the body and the elements.

Wander through the former TV studios of the Chinese Culture Movie Center for a look behind the screen. Other fascinating institutions include the domed Taipei Astronomical Museum and the glassy Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines.

To get a glimpse of local culture, venture through the Shilin Night Market. Signs and neon lights create an exciting and dizzying spectacle, while fried buns and stinky tofu satisfy hungry appetites.

Shilin is located a little east of the Keelung and Tamsui rivers, in the northern outskirts of Taipei. Travel to the district on a bus or the metro to the Shilin Station, a little north of the Shilin Night Market. While in this region, make sure to visit neighboring zones such as the Beitou District, the Zhongshan District and the Luzhou District.

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THE Tango Hotel Taipei Shilin
THE Tango Hotel Taipei Shilin
3.5 out of 5
No.16-8, Jihe Rd., Shilin district, Taipei
The price is AU$127 per night from 6 Jun. to 6 Jun.
Located in Shilin, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Shilin Residence, Shilin Night Market and Taipei Confucius Temple. Ningxia Night Market and National ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (33 reviews)
"整體的設備算新 房間內應有儘有"

Reviewed on 26 Apr. 2021

THE Tango Hotel Taipei Shilin
Renaissance Taipei Shihlin Hotel
Renaissance Taipei Shihlin Hotel
4 out of 5
No 8 Ln 470, Section 5, Zhongshan North Rd, Shilin, Taipei
The price is AU$198 per night from 13 May to 13 May
Located in Shilin, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Shilin Residence and Shilin Night Market. National Palace Museum and Taipei Fine Arts Museum are ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (115 reviews)
"Wonderful getaway choice in Taipei. Great staff, great room! Terrific swimming pool"

Reviewed on 18 Oct. 2020

Renaissance Taipei Shihlin Hotel
American Village Resort
American Village Resort
3 out of 5
No. 2, Aly. 2, Ln. 61, Kaixuan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei
The price is AU$133 per night from 12 May to 12 May
Located in Shilin, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Qingtiangang Grassland, Shilin Night Market and National Palace Museum. Yangmingshan National Park ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (9 reviews)
"小朋友們看到球池、積木、廚房、溜滑梯等設施時,幾乎玩瘋了,從check-in到睡覺,都不需要大人帶,自動自發的玩在一起,省力超多。 推薦給想趁機休息的家長們!"

Reviewed on 4 Feb. 2021

American Village Resort
Uinn Business Hotel - Taipei Shilin
Uinn Business Hotel - Taipei Shilin
3.5 out of 5
No.318, Sec. 4, Chengde Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$36 per night from 9 May to 9 May
Located in Shilin, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Taipei Astronomical Museum and Shilin Night Market. National Palace Museum and Ningxia Night Market are ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (450 reviews)
Great Hotel but don't trust the Free Parking
"Advertised as free parking, but had to park at public lot about 1/2 km away, pay myself and come back after checkout to get reimbursed for parking. They also tried to only pay 200 of the 345 parking fee, had to wait for manager to get full refund."

Reviewed on 22 Jun. 2020

Uinn Business Hotel - Taipei Shilin
Mellow Fields Hotel
Mellow Fields Hotel
3.5 out of 5
No.127, Sec. 7, Zhongshan N. Rd., Shihlin Dist., Taipei
The price is AU$95 per night from 20 May to 20 May
Located in Shilin, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Shilin Night Market and Beitou Hot Springs Park. Beitou Hot Springs ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (360 reviews)

Reviewed on 26 Apr. 2021

Mellow Fields Hotel
Dandy Hotel Tianmu Branch
Dandy Hotel Tianmu Branch
3.5 out of 5
No.2, Ln. 728, Sec. 6, Zhongshan N. Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei
The price is AU$83 per night from 27 May to 27 May
Located in Shilin, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Taipei Sogo and Taipei Veterans General Hospital. Shilin Night Market and National Palace Museum are also ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (991 reviews)
"Clean and friendly staffs. Love that there is breakfast included. They offer snacks in the afternoon and access to coffee as well."

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2021

Dandy Hotel Tianmu Branch
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