When it comes to Taipei markets, the Shilin Night Market is often the most popular. Opening from 5PM until 1AM, the market is located at Jihe Road. There's a famous temple near the market, which was established in 1899. A few years later, some Japanese colonists decided to build a brick house beside the temple, where vendors can sell fruits and vegetables, and that's how the market came to be.
Having a local guide to take you into the market is a great idea. Aside from sharing with you some insider tips, your guide will also explain the aspects of a Taiwanese night market, the interesting history behind it and how important it is in their culture.