Opening Hours on Shilin Night Market
The market is open from the afternoon through to late night, with most visitors enjoying dinner or after dinner snacks. Before 5pm there is little to see here, and after 1am it is also quiet. The best times to visit are from 7 or 8 PM onwards, depending on the season, earlier during the winter, and until midnight.
At the latest part of the night it is only shift workers and such who are still at the market, and most of them are just trying to get a late bowl of noodle dinner, and so there isn't much activity in the rest of the market, just a few tired people trying to get some food!