I started off by visiting Longshan Temple just before the rains came again. There was a beautiful waterfall just inside the entrance to the temple.
Now that the rains have passed for a third time today, I again jumped on the metro to visit the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. It had a kind of Lincoln Memorial feel to it with the addition of two stiff guards on either side of the statute.
It is located in a big plaza between the National Concert and National Theater Halls with their bright orange tiled roofs.
I then headed to the Shilin Night Market---the biggest in Taipei---just a short walk from the Jiantan metro station. It was just beginning to get dark and the crowds began to swell as I approached the many streets and alleys that made up this market place.
There were a few fruit and fruit shake vendors, but most of the places were selling clothing and accessories. Plus there were many street side take away food vendors selling a range of foods from raw oysters, squid, hot dogs, beef on a stick, corn, duck, etc. I ended up eating at a sit down restaurant for one of my last beef noodle soup dishes.
A number of stores specialized in certain offerings like this one was focused on kids' stuff.